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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Forest Lake WMO

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



Contact Information
Name:Curtis Sparks Street:21930 Forest Blvd. N.
City: Forest LakeState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55025-Phone: 612 433-2115
Email:nawe@visi.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 612 433-4280Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10000 Year monitoring began: 1974

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses 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:
The Forest Lake WMO conducts routine monitoring of seven lakes and intensive monitoring for each lake on a three-year rotation. We do or have done diagnostic studies for each lake, and have conducted in-lake and tributary monitoring for five lakes. A groundwater study was done for two lakes. Citizens conduct Secchi disk monitoring on all lakes.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fecal coliform, Fish, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Research  
Community organizingOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
EnforcementOur program, Local government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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