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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Burlington Community High School
Flint Creek Water Quality Group

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

Contact Information
Name:Sherman Lundy Street:421 Terrace
City: BurlingtonState: Iowa
Zip Code:52601-Phone: 319 753-2211 319 752 2895
Email:lundy@treks.burlington.k12.ia.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 319 753-6634Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:35

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1500 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX 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:
The Flint Creek Water Quality Group is the testing arm of the Flint Creek Advisory Board of Des Moines County Conservation Board. We monitor 18 sites for 35 miles along the Flint Creek Watershed, and map land use along the creek.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

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


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