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Indiana Riverwatch volunteer water quality monitoring grants



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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 05:35:18 -0500
From: Steven Culp <steven_culp_at_dnrlan@IMA.ISD.STATE.IN.US>


DNR NEWSFAX	

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St. W255 B
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748
			
For Immediate Release:  January 28, 1997
For more information:  Sarah Hippensteel, Division of Outdoor
Recreation, 317/ 232-0108

Gov. O’Bannon announces availibility of Riverwatch volunteer water
quality monitoring grants

	Governor Frank O’Bannon announced today that grants are available to
organizations to help them establish local Riverwatch volunteer water
quality monitoring programs. The grants, administered by the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources, will help as many as 80 organizations
establish water quality and river stewardship programs. 
	“Every Hoosier knows the importance of clean water. These small grants
will help up to 80 groups receive the equipment and the training they
need to start Riverwatch programs. The efforts of Riverwatch volunteers
will provide important information about the quality of water in Indiana
rivers and streams,” Governor O’Bannon said.
	Not-for-profit organizations, public agencies, environmental
organizations, and schools are among those eligible for the grants. The
grant funds equipment purchases including surface water quality kits,
nets for collecting aquatic insects, and water quality books. In 1996,
the first year of the program, the DNR distributed $24,000 in grant
funds for 48 Riverwatch projects.
	Application packets are available through the Department of Natural
Resources, Riverwatch Coordinator, 402 W. Washington St. W271,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, or by calling (317) 232-0108. Completed
application packets must be submitted by March 14, 1997.
	
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