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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Little River Wetlands Project, Inc.

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

Contact Information
Name:Ron James Street:6530 W. Wallen Rd.
City: Fort WayneState: Indiana
Zip Code:46818-Phone: 219 489-5032
Email:bpmjl@fortwayne.infi.netWeb site1:
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):12
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $120 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X Donations 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:
Little River Wetlands Project monitors the Little River (also known as Little Wabash River). We conduct invertebrate and basic chemical testing four times a year at four sites, and report our results to Indiana DNR's Water Watch program. We also conduct an annual full-scale cleanup, with more frequent partial cleanups, of the rever, its banks, and nearby roadways.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, State government
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsState government
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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