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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Weatherby Lake Improvement Company
Mud Rasslers/Stream Team

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

Contact Information
Name:Kaila Schmidt Street:7200 NW Eastside Dr.
City: Weatherby LakeState: Missouri
Zip Code:64152-1842Phone: 816 741-0826 Web site1:
Fax: 816 741-2081Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $4800 Year monitoring began: 1993

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Weatherby Lake Improvement Company volunteers take samples from watercourses and construction sites in the Weatherby Lake watershed. We determine the increase in suspended and settleable solids, phosphates, nutrients, and other contaminants in stormwater runoff from construction sites, pastureland, and row crop farming. We also monitor the lake for increases in nutrient loading, chlorophyll, and contaminants.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementOur program
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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