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Students sampling local creek.
Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Project

The LFRWMP is a collaborative watershed education and stream monitoring program focused on identifying nonpoint source pollution within the Fox River watershed. It is a collaborative partnership between the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the Watershed Research program directed by Kevin Fermanich, and 8 area high schools.

The program has two major components: school-based monitoring program watershed research program. In the school monitoring program, teams of high school students and teachers gain hands-on experience in assessing the health of aquatic ecosystems by performing a variety of monitoring activities in selected watersheds of the Lower Fox Basin. The use of standardized methods and teacher training allows the teams to collect quality assured data. Data from the student monitoring is shared on this website and at the annual Student Watershed Symposium Components of the school-based monitoring program: Monitoring events Student symposiums Teacher workshops.

Please contact program coordinator Annette Pelegrin or 465-5032 to learn more about this program or visit the LFRWP website