Two individuals and two local citizen monitoring groups were recognized for their contributions to the health of Wisconsin’s streams at the annual Volunteer Stream Monitoring Symposium held earlier this month at UW-Stevens Point. UW-Green Bay’s Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program was among those receiving recognition. The awards are a joint effort of UW-Extension and the Wisconsin DNR to recognize volunteers who, at present, monitor nearly 600 streams to collect data, raise awareness and share knowledge about Wisconsin streams.
Accepting the Wisconsin Stream Monitoring Award were NAS Prof. Kevin Fermanich, long-time director of the program, and Jill Fermanich, former outreach and school program coordinator, who represented UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, and program teachers and students. For a photo and more background on the award-winning monitoring project, click here.