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Wisconsin's Water Action Volunteers

Main Project Information
Presented By Water Action Volunteers
Goal To help preserve and protect Wisconsin's streams and lakes.
Task Pick a local stream or river in WI and use protocols to monitor.
Where Wisconsin, United States of America Wisconsin

Water Action Volunteers (WAV) is a statewide program for Wisconsin citizens who want to learn about and improve the quality of Wisconsin’s streams and rivers. The program is coordinated through a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin – Cooperative Extension.

Volunteers collect data on water chemistry, water clarity, and other aspects of stream health.

How to Join

Trainings are held each spring and summer. Visit the WAV website to find contacts and see a calendar of events,

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Special Skills All volunteers must attend a training to learn methods
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing
Class Materials
Tags volunteer water quality, water, water quality
Project Updated 05/23/2018