The LFRWMP is a collaborative watershed education and stream monitoring program focused on identifying nonpoint source pollution within the Fox River watershed.
The LFRWMP 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:
“This monitoring program engages students and teachers in hands-on science in their watersheds and is preparing our water planners, scientists, engineers, managers and leaders of the future. These efforts are consistent with regional goals that seek to improve and promote a quality environment that supports a vibrant economy and workforce.”
Project Director Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program