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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Izaak Walton League, Northern Kentucky Chapter
Water Issues Task Force (Save Our Streams)

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

Contact Information
Name:Mark A. BergmanStreet:P.O. Box 18374
City: ErlangerState: Kentucky
Zip Code:41018-Phone: 606 356-7504
Fax: 513 636-4519Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100 Year monitoring began: 1989

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX 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:

Program description:
Northern Kentucky Chapter is a small cog in IWLA's Save Our Streams Program. Our monitoring efforts are at present limited to two to three times per year on two streams (historically, Gunpowder and Banklick Creek). We have been involved in monitoring Licking River on a littigation basis.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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