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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Huron County Volunteer Stream Monitors

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

Contact Information
Name:Linda P. Cornell, PhDStreet:Huron Soil and Water Conservation District 8 Fair Rd.
City: NorwalkState: Ohio
Zip Code:44857Phone: 419 668-7645
Email:linda.cornell@nrcs.usda.govWeb site1:http://
Fax: 419 663-0611Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):5
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:4 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200 Year monitoring began: 1995

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?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:
Huron County Volunteer Stream Monitors currently monitors 8 sites in the East Branch subwatershed of the Huron River Watershed. We hope to expand to the entire watershed in surrounding counties, and would like to see our information used as baseline data for assessment of management practices. We monitor macroinvertebrates twice a year and chemical parameters monthly and hold two conferences a year. Our group involves science and environmental clubs from three schools and a homeschool group.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

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

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

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


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