UWEX, WDNR, River Alliance, and Wisconsin Association of Lakes
445 Henry Mall, Rm 202
Madison, WI 53706
To help preserve and protect Wisconsin's over 15,000 lakes and 84,000 miles of rivers, it is important to first understand how they function and then take note of their status. The Citizen-based Water Monitoring Network of Wisconsin offers citizens multiple opportunities to be part of this learning process and to monitor our state's waters. The Citizen-based Water Monitoring Network includes three levels to accommodate the varied interests and time availability of citizens. Everyone initiates participation in Level 1 (except under special circumstances). After that, citizens can choose to participate in Level 2 or Level 3 projects.
Data Type(s) Collected:
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
Threats to Populations
Collectors and users
Distribution and Range
# of Volunteers:
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Training sessions for new volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Regular meetings throughout the year
Links to websites of other programs
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Data analysis and reporting
Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
Accepting New Volunteers?
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