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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
North Environmental Water Team (NEWT)

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

Contact Information
Name:Scott Baxter; Jim ClarkStreet:Wichita Public Schools
1437 Rochester
City: WichitaState: Kansas
Zip Code:67203-Phone: 316 833-3000
Email:jclark@feist.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 316 833-3060Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:24 Students Number:350

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX 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:
North Environmental Water Team (NEWT) concentrates its efforts on urban watersheds in Wichita, Kansas, which feed into the Arkansas River.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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