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2021 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Registration Information

Rock River Coalition is recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams throughout the Rock River basin. Volunteer stream monitors devote a few hours each month (from May to October) to collect information vital to understanding stream health. Stream monitors provide valuable information to assist in identifying healthy stream segments and flagging segments that potentially have water quality concerns. This information will help target local efforts where they are most needed.

The training will be a combination of outdoor classroom and hands-on, feet-in-the-water, look at streams and methods used to assess what affects them. Participants will learn to measure stream flow, temperature, water clarity and dissolved oxygen. They will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects. All equipment is provided for the training– just bring a pencil and writing pad, lunch, water, towel, and hip boots or waders (or wear shoes that can be worn in the water).

2021 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Times and Dates

The training workshops are free, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Due to COVID restrictions the training will be limited to ten participants per date this year, and all training will occur outdoors.

Available training times and dates:

Saturday, April 24, 2021 — 9:00 to 3:00 — Waterloo, WI

Saturday, May 1, 2021 — 9:00 to 3:00 — Waunakee, WI

Saturday, May 8, 2021 — 9:00 to 3:00 — Waunakee, WI

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — 9:00 to 3:00 — Dodge County, WI 

Saturday, May 15, 2021 — 9:30 to 3:30 — Clinton, WI

Saturday, May 22, 2021 — 9:00 to 3:00 — Dodge County, WI 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate and provide opportunities for people of diverse interests to work together to improve environmental, recreational, cultural and economic resources of the Rock River Basin.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
24

Maunesha River Alliance Cleanup Event

The Maunesha River Chapter is hosting a river cleanup event on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9am. "The meeting point and worksite are at the Waterlo . . .

Apr
24

2021 Jefferson County Stream Monitor Training

The Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) and the Rock River Coalition (RRC) are recruiting volunteers to assess the health o . . .

Apr
28

Rock River Coalition Board Meeting

Rm 12, at UWEX Extension Office, Jefferson, WI. Please confirm time and location prior to attending. . . .

May
1

2021 Dane County Stream Monitor Training

Rock River Coalition (RRC) is recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Dane County and throughout the Rock River basin. Volunteer stre . . .

May
8

2021 Dane County Stream Monitor Training

Rock River Coalition (RRC) is recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Dane County and throughout the Rock River basin.  Volunteer st . . .

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