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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Izaak Walton League, Fort Wayne Chapter
Ropchan Meadowlands

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

Contact Information
Name:Ron James Street:17525 Griffin Rd.
City: HuntertownState: Indiana
Zip Code:46748-Phone: 219 424-7077
Email:bpmjl@fortwayne.infi.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 219 422-4855Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):40
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1987

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No 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:
IWLA's Fort Wayne Chapter monitors Montana Creek watershed and portions of Cedar Creek and its watershed. We conduct reforestation and prairie restoration for recreational and educational use as well as wildlife and fisheries habitat monitoring.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Phosphorus, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Habitat assessments, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:
wild mustard;purple loosestrife;Canadian thistle;

Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government
Research Our program, Local government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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