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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Benjamin Logan Schools
Mad River Education Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Barb Kuck; Spencer Reames Street:Logan Soil & Water Conservation District 324 CR 11; Attn: Barb Kuck
City: BellefontaineState: Ohio
Zip Code:43311Phone: 937 593-2946
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 937 592-3350Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:15 Students Number:390

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

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:clubs

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Benjamin Logan Schools' elementary, middle, and high school students monitor physical, biological, and chemical aspects of the Mad River. Students also plan and present a River Festival, and a public symposium for state and county officials, parents, and concerned citizens. We take approximately 35 field trips a year to the stream.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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