FOX WOLF WATERSHED ALLIANCE: Expanding Educational Outreach-Lower Fox River

Purpose

The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to increase public awareness of watershed function, ecosystem health, and non-point source pollution related to the Lower Fox River. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Coordinating public educational exhibits; 2) Coordinating community talks/presentations and school presentations discussing the health of the Fox River system; 3) Increasing awareness of the issues affecting the Lower Fox River through engaging volunteers in events and hands-on activities; 4) Designing and distributing yards signs as an educational tool about keeping organic materials out of our storm drains; 5) Surveying communities in the Lower Fox River watershed and identifying residents who have established green infrastructure projects on their properties with the use of stormwater fee credits; 6) Providing recommendations to municipalities on the types of credit system that will increase public participation; 7) Create and distribute quarterly newsletters. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request

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RP28316
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Reports and Documents
List of locations for Fox River cleanup events from 2015-2018.
Brochure advertising membership to the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.
List of links to photos taken during Fox River cleanup events
3 panel brochure about school outreach activities.
Photos taken during school presentations as part of RP28316.
Because the stormwater utility is funded by a user fee and not a tax, stormwater utilities have the ability to recognize efforts of individual property owners to reduce their use of the stormwater system through a reduction in the user’s stormwater utility fee.
Infographic showing the impact of the Fox River watershed cleanup efforts.
Enjoy hands-on lesson plans that are fun for your students. Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance’s Outreach Coordinator will spend time in your classroom educating students on water quality issues – from simple water cycle lessons to in depth discussions about stormwater runoff pollution– we have lesson plans for any grade level!
List of presentations at schools along with the number of students reached.
The project area is the lower Fox River watershed beginning in northern Winnebago County and ending in Brown County where the Fox River empties into the bay of Green Bay. We are deeply engaged in projects to reduce loading from agriculture, this project will expand our efforts in the urban sector. Increased public awareness of these threats, along with hand-on projects to tackle them, is needed for a comprehensive approach to River Planning.
Image of Google survey asking the public about the installation of residential green infrastructure practices on properties.
Flyer outlining best practices to reduce runoff to stormwater drains.
Images of the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance and Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium exhibits and participants.
Winter 2016 Currents newsletter for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.
List of exhibiting events with dates and approximations of numbers of people reached.
Summer 2018 newsletter for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.
Winter 2018 newsletter for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.
Printout of a newsletter outlining project updates for the Fox-Wolf Watershed.
Winter 2017 newsletter for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.
Summer 2017 newsletter for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to increase public awareness of watershed function, ecosystem health, and non-point source pollution related to the Lower Fox River. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Coordinating public educational exhibits; 2) Coordinating community talks/presentations and school presentations discussing the health of the Fox River system; 3) Increasing awareness of the issues affecting the Lower Fox River through engaging volunteers in events and hands-on activities; 4) Designing and distributing yards signs as an educational tool about keeping organic materials out of our storm drains; 5) Surveying communities in the Lower Fox River watershed and identifying residents who have established green infrastructure projects on their properties with the use of stormwater fee credits; 6) Providing recommendations to municipalities on the types of credit system that will increase public participation; 7) Create and distribute quarterly newsletters.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to increase public awareness of watershed function, ecosystem health, and non-point source pollution related to the Lower Fox River. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Coordinating public educational exhibits; 2) Coordinating community talks/presentations and school presentations discussing the health of the Fox River system; 3) Increasing awareness of the issues affecting the Lower Fox River through engaging volunteers in events and hands-on activities; 4) Designing and distributing yards signs as an educational tool about keeping organic materials out of our storm drains; 5) Surveying communities in the Lower Fox River watershed and identifying residents who have established green infrastructure projects on their properties with the use of stormwater fee credits; 6) Providing recommendations to municipalities on the types of credit system that will increase public participation; 7) Create and distribute quarterly newsletters.