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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
IllinoisVolunteer Lake Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Greg Ratliff Street:1021 North Grand Ave East
City: SpringfieldState: Illinois
Zip Code:62794-9276Phone: 217 782-3362
Email:greg.ratliff@illinois.govWeb site1:http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/conservation/vlmp/index.html
Fax: 217 785-1225Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):>300
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $150000 Year monitoring began: 1981

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX 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?Yes
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:


Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, color


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Round Goby, Rusty Crayfish, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curlyleaf Pondweed, Hydrilla, Water Hyacinth, Zebra Mussel, Common Carp, Grass Carp, Asian Carp

Additional activities:
Awards for monitoring (certificates, pins, service awards, etc)

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Enforcement 
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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