Citizen Lake Monitoring Network
The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, the core of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, creates a bond
between over 1000
citizen volunteers statewide and the Wisconsin DNR. Our goals are to collect high quality data,
to educate and empower volunteers, and to share this data and knowledge.
Volunteers measure water clarity, using the Secchi Disk method, as an indicator of
water quality. This information is then used to determine the lake's trophic state.
Volunteers may also collect chemistry, temperature, and dissolved oxygen data, as well
as identify and map plants, watch for the first appearance of Eurasian Water Milfoil
near boat landings, or or alert officials about zebra mussel invasions on Wisconsin lakes.
Interested? Contact your local
Citizen Lake Monitoring coordinator about getting started.
- Spring 2015 materials
- How to
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