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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Tony Thorpe, Daniel ObrechtStreet:Department of Fisheries and Wildlife University of Missouri
City: ColumbiaState: Missouri
Zip Code:65211-Phone: 800 895-2260
Email:tony@lmvp or dan@lmvp.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 573 884-5070Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):46
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $20000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
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?No
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:

Program description:
The Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program (LMVP) determines current lake water quality, monitors for changes and provides public outreach. The program is organized and operated through the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Citizens are taught to collect and process lake water samples. LMVP staff analyze volunteer samples. Each winter LMVP staff meet with volunteers to review data from the previous sampling season.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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