About the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Awards Program

Since 2002, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have recognized exemplary work in volunteer stream monitoring in Wisconsin through the annual awards program.

Individuals and groups are recognized for their efforts leading to increased participation in stream monitoring, collecting stream data, and sharing their knowledge of stream monitoring.

Recognition categories include:

  • Adult Volunteer(s) - recognizing an individual or small team of monitors
  • Student Volunteer(s)- recognizing a student or group of students participating in monitoring activities outside of the classroom
  • Group Effort- recognizing a group of monitors working within a monitoring network, watershed organization, citizens group or other collaboration
  • Teacher or Classroom- recognizing the efforts of an individual teacher and his/her classroom OR the collaborative efforts of multiple teachers and/or classrooms
  • Employee- recognizing an individual who contributes leadership to volunteer stream monitoring as a part of his/her job duties
  • NEW: Rookie Award – recognizing an individual or group making a positive contribution to monitoring in their first season.

Previous award recipients may be nominated again, however, include only work done since last winning the award.  Award recipients will be honored on Friday, April 20th, during the WAV Symposium (held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention).

View 2018 nomination information (92 kb pdf) >>

Nominations should be submitted by February 26, 2018 to Whitney Passint, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator, UW-Green Bay, Room ES-107, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311.  Email nominations to

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Peggy Compton by email or phone at 608-342-1633.




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