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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Arkansas Water Education Team (W.E.T.)

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

Contact Information
Name:Philip Osborne Gregg Patterson Street:Arkansas Department of Pollution Control & Ecology 8001 National Dr.
City: Little RockState: Arkansas
Zip Code:72209-Phone: 501 682 0024 site1:
Fax: 501 682-0010Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:90 Students Number:1500

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $50000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:

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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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