Large Scale Lake Planning
The Buffalo County Land Conservation Department proposes to work with local schools on a lpng-term project designed to monitor the health of Bensel's Pond, evaluate the Waumandee Creek Priority Watershed Project and introduce area students to lake health issues and study methodologies. Project activities would include: 1) Bi-weekly/monthly collection and recording of dissolved oxygen, nitrate and phosphate level data, 2) collection, study and cataloging of aquatic plant and animal species, and 3) development of interdisciplinary curricula for use in local schools, incorporating components of the DNR's Project WET. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper and an electronic copy of the final report. Project results will be disseminated to the public through monthly reports in the school district newsletter.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment