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The 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Symposium Presentations

Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014
Dreyfus University Center
1015 Reserve St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Printable agenda (61 KB pdf)

Friday, February 14

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wisconsin River Water Quality Symposium
3:00 - 5:00 PM Networking social with a brief facilitated discussion: Prioritizing Your Monitoring Projects(5.8 MB pdf) - Adam Freihofer and Mark Hazuga, DNR
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Optional Dinner and Presentation of Volunteer Stream Monitoring Awards

Saturday, February 15

8:00 AM Registration, poster set-up, and coffee
8:30 AM

Welcome and WAV Stream Monitoring Program updates - Kris Stepenuck and Christina Anderson

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Volunteers' Roles in Stream Monitoring (3.7 MB pdf) - Mike Shupryt, DNR

  • DNR biologists and county staff have many responsibilities to assess, report on, and protect or clean up our state’s waters.
  • Find out about some of the many monitoring needs that exist and ways citizens can get involved
9:30 – 11:00 AM

Phosphorus, Phosphorus, Phosphorus - Ann Hirekatur, Dave Bolha, Christina Anderson, DNR, and Kris Stepenuck

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM


11:15 - 12:30 PM

Monitoring informational round table discussions and Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Local group updates - Bring your local projecct information and updates to share with the group.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Interactive Concurrent Sessions

I. Outreach: Learn tips and tools to share your monitoring results in your communities (300 KB pdf)

Template Presentation to Share Your Data (5.7 MB pdf)

- Christina Anderson, Joe Rath, John Gremmer, and Rick Fahrenkrug

II. Hot Topics in Stream Monitoring:

1:00 - 2:00 PM Streamflow

The Importance of Streamflow in Water Quality Management (6.4 MB pdf) - Dave Bolha

Comparing Volunteer and Professional Streamflow Monitoring Methods (2 MB pdf) - Kris Stepenuck

2:00 - 3:00 PM Road Salt

Road Salt Impacts - A Sleeping Giant (10.5 MB pdf) - Roger Bannerman

Volunteer Road Salt Monitoring Updates and Results (1.8 MB pdf) - Kris Stepenuck

3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:00 PM

Aquatic Invasive Species (10.5 MB pdf) - Laura Herman, UWEX

  • New Zealand mudsnails, Corbicula clams, Radix snails...It seems a new invasive is turning up in WI every month. Learn about these new species habits and habitats
  • Get informed about how you can help minimize their spread
  • Bonus! Get a free gift!
4:00 - 4:30 PM Evaluations, door prize drawings*, and adjourn

*Must be present to win.

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