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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:

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

Contact Information
Name:Alison L. ReberStreet:P.O. Box 1411
City: LawrenceState: Kansas
Zip Code:66046Phone: 785 840 0400
Email:areber4369@aol.comWeb site1:
Fax: 785 749 3203Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
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:
Number of different counties

Program description:
StreamLink is a K-12 cross-curricular baseline program designed to increase student awareness and understanding othe Kansas River (Kaw) Valley and its watershed. StreamLink builds studetns water resource literacy through water quality assessment and general watershed eduation. The interprestive program components are specifically designed to facilitte studetns' personal, life-long relationships with water resources. The ultimate goal is for students to know their immediate watershed and its relationship to the North America. Active sharing of stream data and interpretive experiences with peers across the state assists in developing this sense of place.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

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


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