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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations
Minnesota Lakes Association

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

Contact Information
Name:Paul Bursik; Phyllis OnsgardStreet:P.O. Box 1553
City: Detroit LakesState: Minnesota
Zip Code:56502Phone: 218 233-3709 218 847-8032
Email:bfly@lakesnet.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 218 847-8032Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):21
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $4,700 Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan? Is it state-approved?

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations monitors in lakes. We produce an annual water monitoring report.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Phosphorus, Secchi transparency, Water temp., precipitation, lake gauge variation

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
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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