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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Galena High School
Environmental Stream Team

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Missouri Stream Team 2000

Contact Information
Name:Stan CarterStreet:602 East 8th St.
City: GalenaState: Kansas
Zip Code:66739-Phone: 316 783-4499
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 316 783-1780Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):7
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:6

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1996

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Galena High School monitors a local freshwater stream that flows by a city park. The stream is downstream from a Missouri city water treatment facility. We study various aspects of the stream and its watershed including macroinvertebrates, chemical testing, and pollution.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
AdvocacyOur program, State government
Research Our program, State government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsState government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsState government, Federal government
Watershed planningState government, Federal government
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementState government, Federal government
LegislationState government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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