Level 2

Community Outreach

Part of the mission of the Citizen-based Water Monitoring Network is to build a network of informed citizen advocates for management and protection of Wisconsin's water resources. A component of this is to share with local communities the information that is collected by citizen monitors. By sharing information about citizens' efforts and results in an easy to understand format, the hope is that as many people as possible will understand how our land uses affect water quality and what the status of our waters is based on citizen monitoring results.

After talking with volunteers, we realized many of you would like to take a more active role of publicizing the stream monitoring program to your local communities. We hope you find the materials in this section useful in explaining the program to others, and in helping to build resources to increase the impact of your program locally.

Use the links at the right to learn tips and techniques for writing letters to the editor, raising funds for your local efforts, developing news articles about your efforts, reaching out to teachers and local school groups to conduct monitoring, obtaining brochures you can share with others to share program information with them, or becoming a stream leader in your community.

Other resources that may be useful to you in your outreach efforts:

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