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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Idaho Sierra Club Water Sentinels

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


Contact Information
Name:Katie SwansonStreet:503 W Franklin St.
City: BoiseState: Idaho
Zip Code:83702Phone: 208-384-1023
Email:katie.swanson@sierraclub.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? no

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):13
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
All

Program description:


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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Other
 

 

 
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