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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Fall Creek Stewardship

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

Contact Information
Name:Tricia O'NeilStreet:520 E. 12th Street; Suite 14
City: IndianapolisState: Indiana
Zip Code:46202Phone: 317 685 8800
Email:toneil@hecweb.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 317 686 4794Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:6 Students Number:160

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:
Marion County

Program description:
Fall Creek Stewardship is a partnership between the Hoosier Environmental Council and 3 Indianapolis Public Schools. We take monthly field trips out to 6 sections of Fall Creek. We do biological, chemical, and physical monitoring of our sections. We also do a litter pick-up every time we visit our section.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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