Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Citizen-based Water Quality Monitoring Program

Affiliation:
Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Contact Information:
Cheryl Nenn
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
1845 N. Farwell Ave., Ste. 100
Miliwaukee, WI 53202
414-287-0207
cheryl_nenn@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org

Year Started:
2005 (Organization started in 1995)



Purpose:
Milwaukee Riverkeeper's strives to maintain a watershed-wide network of trained citizen volunteers who monitor streams and rivers in the Milwaukee River Basin, collecting water quality data in a consistent and useable format. We use this data to inform decision making both for regulatory and management decisions, as well as for educational purposes. We also train volunteers to identify potential sources of pollution, and work collaboratively to find solutions to these problems.

Subject Area(s):
Rivers/Streams
Exotics/Invasive Species
Other

Data Type(s) Collected:
Physical parameters
Chemical parameters
Biological parameters
Collectors and users
Habitat Protection
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
Habitat Requirements
Threats to Populations


# of Volunteers:
>50

Hours/Volunteer/Year:
5-20

Volunteer Services:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
Group website
Data analysis and reporting
Facebook page or group
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Links to websites of other programs

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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