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Are You Interested in Conducting Nutrient Monitoring At Your Site?

WAV has a limited amount of funds available to allocate to active WAV citizen monitoring and/or WAV monitoring groups to allow these individuals and/or groups to obtain total phosphorus monitoring data at select stream monitoring sites during the 2018 monitoring season. This year, funding is open for volunteers to monitor at biologist-selected sites (see List of Biologist Recommended Sites) as well as in designated watersheds. We are prioritizing watersheds that are under an approved “9-Key Element Watershed Plan,” or where active TMDL development or implementation activities are underway. Please see the maps on the following pages of this document for more information on recommended watersheds. Groups/individuals that are able to provide their own funding for monitoring are encouraged to do so and will still receive support and training from WAV staff. To allow all interested individuals and groups the chance to use the available funds, a short applications process has been developed that allows WAV and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff to review potential sites to be monitored, and assess if nutrient data are needed at the site(s).

Use the links below to learn more about this opportunity and to access the application. The application is an online Google form. If you have trouble with the form, please contact Ilana Haimes for a PDF version. If you chose to use a hard copy of the form, please make sure it is postmarked by the application due date to be considered. If you have any questions about the application, please contact Ilana Haimes. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Saturday March 31, 2018!

If your stream site is selected, in order to be a Nutrient monitor, you must attend a total phosphorus training. If you have attended a training in the past, please note that on your application. As trainings are scheduled, they will be posted on the Events page. If you have not yet attended a training, please plan to attend one of these sessions.

Description of opportunity for TP monitoring by WAV monitors (PDF)

Application to apply for funding to monitor TP at your stream site(s) (Google Form)

Directions to use the Surface Water Data Viewer to determine Station ID and/or GPS coordinates at your site (PDF)

Below is a link to a list of sites recommended for Nutrient monitoring by DNR biologists. Please consider applying to monitor at a site near you! This list will be updated as sites are added by the biologists.

List of Biologist Recommended Sites (PDF)




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