UWEX / WDNR
337 Gardner Hall, 1 University Plaza
Plattevill, WI 53818
To provide a program for Wisconsin citizens who want to learn about and improve the quality of Wisconsin streams and rivers. Citizen groups from throughout Wisconsin are using Water Action Volunteer and DNR sampling protocols to monitor the health of their hometown streams and rivers. They monitor a variety of parameters to assess physical, chemical, and biological health of their local streams.
Invertebrates (mussels, dragonflies, etc.)
Data Type(s) Collected:
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
Distribution and Range
Threats to Populations
# of Volunteers:
1400 students 425 adults
Training sessions for new volunteers
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Data analysis and reporting
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Regular meetings throughout the year
Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
Links to websites of other programs
Accepting New Volunteers?
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