Large Scale Lake Planning
The Vilas County Lake Association proposes to enlist volunteers on sixteen Vilas County lakes to monitor water chemistry within the DNR's Self-Help monitoring program. The individuals will be selected from the DNR's waiting list for that program and be supplied for 3 years of monitoring. Volunteers will collect samples for total phosphorus and chlorophyl-a analysis, which will complement the on-going water clarity (secchi disk) monitoring at each lake. Data collected will reside in the DNR's Self-Help data base and be used to generate lake-specific and regional reports of lake water quality.
The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.
Lakes Planning Grant
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Issue News/Media Release