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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Teche/Vermilion Blue Thumb Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Kelly TaylorStreet:3419 NW Evangeline Thruway; Suite B-9
City: CarencroState: Louisiana
Zip Code:70520Phone: 337 896 0362
Email:TV_Blue_Thumb@hotmail.comWeb site1:
Fax: 337 896 1204Web 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:10 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1,500 Year monitoring began: 2001

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x Federal Governmentx State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:xAcadiana RC&D Council

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Acadia; Avoyelles; Evangeline; Iberia; Lafayette; St. Landry; St. Mary; St. Martin; Vermilion

Program description:
The Teche/Vermilion Blue Thumb Project is a unique educational effot designed to inform and educate the public about the importance of clean water. This program is meant to motivate individuals to take action by fostering a sense of responsibility and stewardship. The program offers education programming for all ages, as well as volunteer opportunities such as storm drain marking and water monitoring.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream, Canal

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Secchi transparency, Water temp., Ammonia

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
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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