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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of the White River
Kingfisher Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Greg Gerke; Dawn Kroh Street:1678 Ashwood Dr.
City: GreenwoodState: Indiana
Zip Code:46143-8823Phone: 317 889-1039
Email:KGLANDER@SURF-ici.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 317 889-1090Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:20 Students Number:500

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Friends of the White River monitor the White River in Marion, Johnson, and Hamilton counties. Our volunteers are mainly school groups, aided by mentors from the Rotary Club, the Indianapolis Flycasters, and Indiana Departments of Natural Resources and Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
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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