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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA)

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Minnesota Lakes Association


Contact Information
Name:Paul Bursik;
Phyllis Onsgard
Street:P.O. Box 1553
City: Detroit LakesState: Minnesota
Zip Code:56502-Phone: 218
Email:bfly@lakesnet.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 218 847-8032Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):21
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $4700 Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations monitors in lakes. We produce an annual water monitoring report.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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