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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Five Island Lake Restoration

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

Contact Information
Name:Jim Coffey Street:13 N. Madison
City: EmmetsburgState: Iowa
Zip Code:50536-Phone: 712 852-4810
Email:JCOFFEY@NCN.NETWeb site1:
Fax: 712 852-3744Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:30

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $6000 Year monitoring began: 1991

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Five Island Lake Restoration's goal is to restore a 1000-acre lake, using shoreline stabilization, watershed management, and hydraulic dredging. We take water samples at five areas monthly to gauge our progress in improving water clarity.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Nitrogen, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program
State 305(b) report 


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