FRIENDS OF YAHARA RIVER HEADWATERS, INC: Volunteer Monitoring

Purpose

The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR - Mike Sorge

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RP-193-11
2010
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Grant Awarded
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Rivers Planning Grant
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Informational Meetings
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Train Volunteers
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. will sponsor a project to create a volunteer water quality monitoring program focused on the Yahara River and its tributaries where they flow through the Village of DeForest. Project deliverables include: 1.) establish a program to obtain Level 1 & 2 quality water quality data using basic and advanced monitoring equipment, 2) increase sampling intensity and frequency over current levels of WDNR & CARPC monitoring, 3) increase the membership of FYRH through public presentations and workshops of water quality monitoring and recruitment of volunteer water quality monitors, 4) provide the names of ten new members in FYRH and the names of four new monitoring volunteers, 5) foster future watershed stewards by providing a local high school class the opportunity to incorporate water quality monitoring into its curriculum. , 6) provide one monitoring training session agenda with date and location and attendance list, 7) provide two public meeting attendance lists with date and location, 8) provide an electronic copy or weblink to monthly sampling data for nine Level 1 and 2 parameters, 9) provide an electronic copy, weblink or photos of Watershed and river channel maps, 10) provide an electronic copy of data provided to Deforest Public Works and DNR.
 
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