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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Cache River Watershed RiverWatch and Wetlands Frog/Toad Survey

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Illinois RiverWatch Network; Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources; Southern Illinois University

Contact Information
Name:Elizabeth Jones Street:Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge 0137 Rustic Campus Rd.
City: UllinState: Illinois
Zip Code:62992-Phone: 618 634-2231
Email:Jones_Liz@mail.fws.govWeb site1:http://
Fax: 618 634-9656Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):16
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:60

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

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:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Cache River Wetlands volunteers collect frog and toad data along three survey routes. This data will provide an inventory on species and is part of a long-term monitoring program. Volunteers also participate in the Illinois DNR-sponsored RiverWatch by collecting macroinvertebrates in five streams within the Cache River Wetlands. This program is part of a statewide network to monitor water and stream quality. Cache River Wetlands volunteers colect frog and toad dater along three survey routes. This data will provide and inventory on species and is part of a long-term monitoring program.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland, floodplain

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
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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