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Resources for Local Monitoring Program Coordinators

This section of the WAV website was designed to provide resources to local coordinators to assist them with coordination of various aspects of programming including training planning and preparation, seeking funding, equipment, results, and written materials about WAV.

Equipment: At the current time, you can use the links to access information about what equipment is necessary for monitoring streams using WAV protocols and some links to companies that sell that equipment and other stream monitoring equipment.

Funding: You can also find out information about funding opportunities that are available that may benefit your needs as a local program. If you are not aware, there is a network of Watershed Education Resource Centers across the state that have equipment and water-related resources available to borrow at little or no cost for use in your monitoring efforts.

Data Sheets and Methods: If you're in need of factsheets, data sheets, or other educational materials, the WAV order form is designed to be your one stop shop to ordering those materials for your local program. Please note that some items are only available for Wisconsin residents.

Training: If you are thinking about having a training session, a portion of this resources site has been dedicated to taking you through the planning process step by step. There are sample agendas, checklists to help you stay organized, liability waivers, press releases, marketing posters, tips for trainers and more! Visit the Planning Your Local Training Session page to see all that is available to help you with your plans.


Monitoring Results: And an addition to the website in April 2003 is a link to view monitoring results for various streams that are monitored across the state. Results are summarized in brochures and included on the website as pdf files. Visit the monitoring results section of the website to view currently available brochures.

Monitoring Links: If you're looking for more information about volunteer stream monitoring programs in Wisconsin, or other volunteer water quality monitoring programs across the nation, use our useful links for monitoring page. You'll also find links to informational websites about the parameters that are monitored in the WAV stream monitoring program.

Displays: Finally, for those coordinators who are interested in borrowing a wall/panel display about the WAV stream monitoring program, a 24 by 40 inch, 3 panel display has been created. You can view the pdf *(caution, it's a large file at 18 MB)* of the display. Please contact Peggy Compton to obtain a copy of the display for your local event.

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