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Become A Stream Steward: Volunteer to Monitor Stream Health!

2017 Training Opportunities

We offer several training workshops during the spring and early summer. A description of each training workshop is provided below as well as a list of our 2017 offerings. Please check back as this page is frequently updated.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (9:00am-2:30pm)
Location: Waunakee Village Center, Waunakee
Facilitators: Nancy Sheehan, RRC Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator and Kyna North, Program Coordinator, Waunakee Village Center

  • At this workshop you will learn how to measure water clarity, stream temperature, and dissolved oxygen as well as how to collect samples to be assessed for phosphorus on other stream pollutants. You will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (9:00am-2:30pm)
Location: Amundson Center, Cambridge
Facilitators: Nancy Sheehan, RRC Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator and Patricia Cicero, Water Resource Management Specialist, Jefferson Co. Land & Water Cons. Dept.

  • At this workshop you will learn how to measure water clarity, stream temperature, and dissolved oxygen. You will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station, Oconomowoc
Facilitator: Jayne Jenks, Waukesha County Parks and Land Use Dept

  • At this workshop you will learn how to measure water clarity, stream temperature, and dissolved oxygen. You will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (9:30am-2:30pm)
Location: Turtle Creek Parkway Facility, Clinton
Facilitators: Nancy Sheehan, RRC Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator, Anne Miller, Conservation Specialist, Rock Co. Land Cons. Dept., David Hoffman, Community Coordinator, Rock County Parks, and Lisie Kitchel, Conservation Biologist, Mussel Monitoring Program, WDNR

  •  At this workshop you will learn how to measure water clarity, stream temperature, and dissolved oxygen. You will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects as well as inventory freshwater mussels.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (9:30am-3:00pm)
Location: March Haven Nature Center, Waupun
Facilitators: Nancy Sheehan, RRC Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator, Amanda Perdzock, AIS Program Director, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Jesse Weinzinger, Conservation Biologist, Mussel Monitoring Program, WDNR

  • At this workshop you will learn how to measure water clarity, stream temperature, and dissolved oxygen. You will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects as well as inventory freshwater mussels. Please note that this training will also include instructions on how to monitor for a number of aquatic invasive species.

For more information go to:

Rock River Coalition, Citizen Stream Monitoring:
http://rockrivercoalition.org/projects/citizen-stream-monitoring/
Water Action Volunteers Program:
http://watermonitoring.uwex.edu/wav/monitoring/index.html
Waukesha County, Citizen Stream Monitoring Program: http://wiatri.net/cbm/whoswho/results.cfm?OrgID=191
River Alliance of Wisconsin https://www.wisconsinrivers.org/our-waters/

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