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Lower Fox RiverWatershed Monitoring Program

Partners and Collaborators

This program would not be possible without the financial and technical support of our partners.

Brown County and the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation uses our data to measure the success of rural stream buffers on downstream water quality. Our student-teacher network provides volunteers for the Wisconsin DNR as they perform aesthetics monitoring to aid decisionmakers in delisting Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs). Additionally, our students work closely with the AOC Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Outreach and Education projects. For example, our students created informational videos about the overall watershed and about the BUIs that impact water quality in our region. The students then created presentations and showed the videos at various outreach events like the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Stormwater Conference.

Participating High Schools and Organizations

  • Appleton East High School (2003-present)
  • Appleton North High School (2010-present)
  • Ashwaubenon High School (2011-2017)
  • Green Bay Boys and Girls Club (2011-2012)
  • Green Bay East High School (2006-2008, 2010-2017)
  • Green Bay Preble High School (2004-2016)
  • Green Bay Southwest High School (2003-present)
  • Luxemburg-Casco High School (2003-2016)
  • Markeson High School (2003-2007)
  • Oneida Nation Tribal High School (2012-present)
  • Oshkosh-North High School (2008-present)
  • Pulaski High School (2012-present)
  • Town of Scott (2016-present)
  • West DePere High School (2006-present)

Partnering Organizations

  • Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
  • Wisconsin DNR
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • UWGB Summer Camps: Water Resources
  • UW-Green Bay Education Department
  • Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium
  • UW-Madison Arboretum-Earth Partnership for Schools
  • Brown County Land and Water Conservation Department
  • Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • City of Appleton
  • City of Green Bay
  • Baird Creek Preservation Society
  • Neville Public Museum
  • NEW Wilderness Alliance
  • UW-Extension

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