MILWAUKEE RIVERKEEPER: Chloride Monitoring & Education in the Milwaukee River Basin


Milwaukee Riverkeeper's Road Salt Monitoring Project aims to continue identifying waterways reaching toxic chloride levels within the Milwaukee River Basin. Riverkeeper will conduct outreach in areas already identified as impaired for chloride and areas where road salt applicators are implementing new anti-icing and deicing techniques to limit road salt use and the amount of salt making its way into our waterways. Final deliverables include: printed and digital copy of a project summary report. Report shall include a summary of all activities, outreach, and workshops conducted under this grant, as well as include examples of tabling material, small-scale applicator educational tools created, number of partners the aforementioned materials were provided to, press release copy, and a link to \201CSmart Salters\201D database. Specific project activities include: 1) Continue chloride monitoring, with associated SWIMS data upload, at a minimum of 15 locations in the Milwaukee Basin as described in the application. 2) Host two snow and ice control workshops. 3) Create a \201CSmart Salters\201D contractor database. 4) Conduct follow-up interviews with a minimum of three workshop attendees. 5) Create a Fall 2021 salt reduction press release. 6) Create and distribute educational tools for small scale applicators. 7) Conduct informational/educational outreach to partners and community. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Records, reports, and digital images must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional River Coordinator. If a 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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