the lower fox river watershed monitoring program    
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

School-Based Monitoring Program

The overall goal of the school-based program is to improve student, teacher and community stewardship and understanding of watershed and land use impacts on water quality and stream ecosystems (objectives).

Our Program:

Current News and Announcements

Upcoming events: 

Our Twelfth Annual Watershed Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.

To view our past presentations and research posters, check out our Symposium Page.

Watershed program receives “Green Gift” boost for monitoring, education

We received a $2,600-plus gift from Cellcom, thanks to the company’s cellphone recycling “Green Gift” program and Cellcom presented the check to our Ashwaubenon Creek monitoring team at West De Pere High School.  The Cellcom gift will provide supplies for all seven of our monitoring teams for the upcoming year.   Click here for a photo and additional info:


NEW Water (GBMSD) and the Green Bay Water Utility presented the first annual “Watershed Champion Award,” to teacher Charlie Frisk and his students at Luxemburg-Casco High School for their work on Baird Creek.   New Water will recognized Charlie for his many years of work with the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, the research work he and his students did on Baird Creek as part of the LFRMWP, Envirothon achievements, and contributions to community education and stewardship of our most valuable water resources, the Fox River and Green Bay. Charlie has been a part of LFRWMP since its inception in 2003.  Thank you so much Charlie for all you’ve done for our program and for our community. You are a wonderful teacher, activist, scientist, steward, and ambassador and I’m privileged to have this opportunity to work with you for the past four years, and hopefully many years to come.  Congratulations Charlie!

View our new LFRWMP activities brochure !

Link to newspaper article in Oshkosh Northwestern:  Chemistry Club participates in Watershed Monitoring Symposium

GeoStory- we made it!  Congratulations to Elizabeth Braatz of Appleton North HS and her advisor, Jamie Sadogierski!

See our current article in Environmental Monitor Magazine  Wisconsin Watershed Program Involves High Schools to Collect, Share Data

Great Lakes Ice Cover Article here

Frog Call Quiz

Frogs-Useful Links  student/resources/frogs_useful_links.docx

Bird Call link

Photos of spring runoff into the Bay of Green Bay click here

See the calendar for other upcoming events.