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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Pelican River Watershed District

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

Contact Information
Name:R. D. HecockStreet:P.O. Box 1043 801 Roosevelt Ave.
City: Detroit LakesState: Minnesota
Zip Code:56502-Phone: 218 846-0436
Email:rhecock@lakesnet.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 218 846-0437Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $20000 Year monitoring began: 1988

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

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

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:
Pelican River Watershed District's mission is to preserve and enhance lake water quality. We conduct 500 stream and lake observations (1600 samples) per year and provide funds to local schools to support lake and stream monitoring and related educational activities.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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