Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
  		Photo: Wisconsin River - K. Mooney
Citizen Lake Monitoring Network

Affiliation:
UWEX-Lakes and WDNR

Contact Information:
Paul Skawinski
Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator
UW-Extension Lakes Program
TNR231, 800 Reserve St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-346-4853
Paul.Skawinski@uwsp.edu

Year Started:
1986



Purpose:
To create a ripple effect from creating interest in area lakes, to do trend monitoring, to share information and concern, and to increase the quality of lakes.

Subject Area(s):
Lakes/Ponds/Reservoirs
Other
Exotics/Invasive Species
Other

Data Type(s) Collected:
Physical parameters
Chemical parameters
Distribution and Range
Biological parameters
GIS mapping/monitoring
Population Status


# of Volunteers:
>1000

Hours/Volunteer/Year:
25-30

Volunteer Services:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
Online training
Conferences
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Group website
Data analysis and reporting
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Regular meetings throughout the year
Links to websites of other programs
Other publications

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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