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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Izaak Walton League of America, Linn County Chapter
Save Our Streams

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

Contact Information
Name:Norm FluegelStreet:6329 Eastview Ave.; S.W.
City: Cedar RapidsState: Iowa
Zip Code:52404-Phone: 319 396-8675
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:8

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1050 Year monitoring began: 1994

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?Yes 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:
Linn County Save Our Streams sponsors countywide monitoring using the adopt-a-waterway model. Our League also does its own monitoring of a 5-mile stretch of the Cedar River. Our reports go to the Federal EPA, State DNR, County Health and Conservation departments, and state and national offices of the Izaak Walton League, We donate Save Our Streams books, videos, and other educational materials to youth, adult, and school groups.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

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

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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