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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Rum River River Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Lisa Hines; Ann Pasch Street:Princeton Public Schools
706 1st St.; Office of Superintendent
City: PrincetonState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55371-Phone: 612 389-6172
Email:annp@sherbtel.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 612 389-9142Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):5
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:8

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Rum River River Watch tests the Rum River at Princeton and will start testing the St. Francis River where it enters the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Our results on the Rum will be compared to those in Milaca to our north and Anoka to our south.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hardness, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Research Our program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, State government
Screen for problemsOur program, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, State government
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government, Federal government


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