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2016 Symposium

Lower Fox River | Watershed monitoring program

Welcome to the 13th Annual Student Watershed Symposium!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • This year's event will present an overview of the health of the Bay. Our guest speaker, Erin Wilcox the Water Resource Specialist at NEW Water, will share her experiences and the projects that she is involved with, including water quality monitoring in Silver Creek, as part of the Adaptive Management strategy.

    • 8:00-11:30 (public program)

      • 8:30: Registration (Outside Phoenix Room B)

      • 8:40: Keynote Speaker is Erin Wilcox -NEW Water: Water Resource Specialist

    • 11:30-3:00 (Student Activites)

    • Schedule and Program

Student Presentations and Posters

  • "The Effects of Nitrates and Phosphates on Dissolved Oxygen and Biodiversity in a Flowing Stream"
  • "Duck Creek Data Goes International"
  • Public Awareness Videos on Local Issues: Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature, Current Restoration Projects and the Impact on Wildlife, Benefits of the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program
  • "Is Phosphorus a Concern in Trout Creek?"
  • "The Effect of Spring Brook Habitat on Macroinvertebrates"

Wisconsin Volunteer Stream Monitoring Award

Additionally, we would like to congratulate Mr. Charlie Frisk for his recent acceptance of the Wisconsin Volunteer Stream Monitoring Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year. This honor is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin DNR. Since the program’s inception in 2003, Charlie has been integral to its success and to instilling in our students a sense of respect and passion for protecting our invaluable water resources. Through his work, he has demonstrated what it means to be a true educator and environmentalist.

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our generous donors who have made financial contributions to our program. We are proud to announce that in the past year, we have raised over $20,000, which is being used to support the program. Your contributions will allow students to continue having this invaluable opportunity to engage in meaningful community issues and further develop an appreciation for our unique and essential water resources. We are very grateful for your investment in both our students and our community’s future.

Please contact program coordinator at for more information.