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Monitor Water Quality at INDU

Post Date

January 12th 2015

Application Due Date

February 9th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Employment, Labor and Training
Natural Resources

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $10000 - $10000

Grant Description

The National Park ServiceŅƒs (NPS) Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU) in Porter, IN, requests assistance monitoring water quality in Lake Michigan and flowing water lotic systems. The work will primarily involve working in the field collecting bacteriological, chemical, and biological samples as well as in an office setting downloading and entering data and performing quality assurance measures. Field work will involve working in the sun, rain, and varying temperatures in wetlands, flowing waters, and the near shore of Lake Michigan while handling fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. The position will be supervised by the Environmental Protection Specialist at INDU. The intern must provide their own transportation as well as locate their own housing. The NPS will provide all necessary training and orientation to the park, its offices, and work sites. Staff and interns report to work 40 hours per week. The project goals are to: 1) Conduct routine water quality monitoring by collecting chemical, biological, and bacteriological samples; and 2) Ensure the quality of data by following the established technical protocols, appropriately maintaining all field and lab instruments and routinely performing quality assurance measures.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of the Interior

  • Office:

    National Park Service

  • Agency Contact:

    Katie Schroeder
    Grants Management Officer
    Phone 402-661-1640

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