VOLUNTEER AND ORPHAN NEWS
This week the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases welcomed FIVE new volunteers who have publicly claimed their pages and are already hard at work:
Joel Rane – California
Janice Wilson – Connecticut
Blaine Redemer – Illinois
Adrienne Walker – New Mexico
Barbara Bren – Wisconsin
Vermont is in the process of being adopted, leaving the following orphan pages waiting for a volunteer government documents specialist:
District of Columbia
If you’re interested in one of the above states, check out our volunteer guide at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/SADATFS_Volunteer_Guide and then send me an e-mail if you’d like to adopt one of the above states. If you adopt a state, be prepared to put your name and contact information on the main project page AND your state page within two weeks of receiving your wiki login. See the Volunteer guide for more details.
See our last seven days of activity at http://tinyurl.com/statedbs for a blow by blow description of changes to the page. Here are a few highlights:
California (Joel Rane)
Watershed Groups in California – This database, created by the University of California, Davis Information Center for the Environment, covers over 500 watershed groups in Davis. Keyword search can be performed for group name, county, or mission (e.g., “to protect and restore wild trout and steelhead”). Entries may include details such as membership information, data collection (and availability of data) by the group, contact information, and projects in which the group is involved.
Idaho (Beth Downing)
Idaho Outfitter Guide – Find a guide for your next outdoor adventure. Search for a specific guide by name or for any guide in the state by type of activity, hunting, fishing, boating, recreation, winter or all guided activities. Each separate form allows for more specific searching and allows limits to particular areas of the state.
Michigan (Michael McDonnell)
Michigan Summer Food Finder – The Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program web site allows users to find locations where school age children can obtain nutritious meals during school vacations when National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs are not available.
New Mexico (Adrienne Walker)
Contracts – Searchable database for contracts in excess of $20,000 entered with the State of New Mexico.
Wisconsin (Barbara Bren)
Locate in Wisconsin – provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association and the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce to facilitate searching for sites and buildings information for businesses seeking to relocate or expand in Wisconsin. Click on the search type, then on “Refine your search.” (alternate site from Forward Wisconsin, powered by the LocationOne® Information System (LOIS))
eIdea – provides access to Air Quality, Ground Water Quality, Solid Waste, Petroleum Storage Tank, Food Safety Program and Hazardous Waste information for individual facilities throughout the state.