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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Adams County Lake and Stream Monitoring

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

Contact Information
Name:Pat JohnsonStreet:Adams County Land and Water Conservation
City: FriendshipState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:53934-Phone: 608 339-4268
Email:pat.johnson@co.adams.wi.usWeb site1:
Fax: 608 339-4504Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):27
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:10

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

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

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:
Citizen volunteers montior 46 locations on 18 streams throughout Adams County, WI.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsUniversity scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, University scientists
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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