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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lake Metroparks
Stewardship Volunteers

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

Contact Information
Name:Jennifer Kimmich Street:8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd.
City: KirtlandState: Ohio
Zip Code:44094-Phone: 440 256-1404
Email:pg@lakemetroparks.comWeb site1:
Fax: 440 256-3827Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):55
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Lake Metropark Stewardship Volunteers conduct monitoring and inventory surveys for our park properties and participate in national projects and surveys for biological inventory.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, amphibians; butterflies; dragonflies

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, University scientists
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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