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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Horseshoe/Loon Lake Association

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

Contact Information
Name:David Voelke Street:8242 Tamarack Trail
City: Eden PrairieState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55347Phone: 612 934-6401
Email:david@lionshare.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 612 906-9638Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):3
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $25 Year monitoring began: 1990

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
Horseshoe/Loon Lake Association monitors water clarity, temperature, and lake level on a weekly basis from May through September. We also take daily rainfall readings and weekly loon counts during the same season.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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