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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Arkansas Stream Team

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

Contact Information
Name:Steve Filipek; Gregg Patterson Street:102 NE 2nd St.
City: BryantState: Arkansas
Zip Code:72022-Phone: 501 847-2987 Web site1:
Fax: 501 847-1869Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):420
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:60 Students Number:1000

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

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:fines on environ violations

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Arkansas Stream Team is made up of citizen groups working to conserve streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and springs in their natural state. Water quality or habitat monitoring is being conducted in almost every major watershed and county in Arkansas. Currently over 60 student teams and 70 citizen teams are operating. The student component is affiliated with the Water Education Team (W.E.T.) program.

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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Federal government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsState government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsState government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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