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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Missouri Water Sentinels

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

Contact Information
Name:Angel KruzenStreet:213 E. 3rd St.
City: Mountain ViewState: Missouri
Zip Code:65548Phone: 417-934-2818
Email:pansgarden@hotmail.comWeb site1:
Fax: 417-934-2818Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:30

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 2001

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Missouri Water Sentinels monitor selected streams in multiple basins statewide.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
cedar tree revetments

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


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