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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Citizen Lake Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Louise HotkaStreet:Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 520 Lafayette Rd. N
City: St. PaulState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55155-4194Phone: 612 282-2618 800 657 3864 site1:
Fax: 612 297-2343Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):800
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $15,000 Year monitoring began: 1973

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?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:
Citizen Lake Monitoring Program is the longest running volunteer lake monitoring program in the U.S. We use simple, cost-effective methods for obtaining good basic water quality information.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Nitrogen, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Human use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government, Federal government


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