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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Hennepin Conservation District
Macroinvertebrate Education and Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Connie Fortin Street:10801 Wayzata Blvd.; Suite 240
City: MinnetonkaState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55305-1532Phone: 612 544-8572
Email:HCD@SKYPOINT.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: 612 544-9437Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:15 Students Number:900

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses 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:
The Hennepin Conservation District conducts macroinvertebrate monitoring with high schools and colleges, including identification to family level. We encourage river stewardship projects such as streambank restoration, clean-ups, and youth congresses on rivers.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
AdvocacyOur program, Local government
Research Our program, Local government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government
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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