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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory
Monitoring program names:
Enlighten Me Design's Tangipahoa River Volunteer Monitoring

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

Contact Information
Name:Catherine Hardy EichhornStreet:39920 Watters RD
City: PonchatoulaState: Louisiana
Zip Code:70454Phone: 985-386-0704
Email:Catherine@enlightenmedesigns.comWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100.00 Year monitoring began: 2008

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
x Donationsx Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:xsales of switchplates

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No 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:

Program description:
EMD cleans up litter from the Tangipahoa River, off HWY 22 in Ponchatoula, LA. Garbage in the River and on surrounding land area is removed and properly disposed. Sporadic mercury testing, and flood/overflow data collected.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Flow/Water level, Metals, Water temp., litter, garbage

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

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


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