Citizen Science Projects: Water

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Sentry Program

The AIS Sentry Program educates and empowers community members to recognize and report aquatic invasive species throughout St. Louis County. The AIS Sentry Program helps prevent and limit the spread of AIS in waters throughout St. Louis County.

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St. Louis River Alliance, St. Louis County’s Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Bad River Watershed Monitoring Program

The overall objective of the BRWA Water Quality Monitoring Program is to establish at least a four-year baseline of water quality on the streams and rivers within our service area. The baseline data will be used to determine the overall health of watersheds and troubled spots will be investigated.

Sponsors

The Bad River Watershed Association

Citizen Lake Monitoring Program

The goals of the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program are to collect high quality data, to educate and empower volunteers, and to share this data and knowledge.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Great Lakes FieldScope

The Great Lakes project invites participants to explore maps and graphs and contribute water quality data from across the Great Lakes watershed region. This web-based mapping and graphing collaboration tool is designed to engage students, volunteers, and citizens in Great Lakes science. FieldScope is part of a nationwide initiative to share, analyze, and interpret data.

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Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, FieldScope, National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society

LoonWatch

LoonWatch’s Annual Lakes Monitoring Program engages an active volunteer network of Loon Rangers as its primary tool to collect critical long-term data on loons in northern WI. Working as population monitors and environmental educators, these volunteers have been the field force that has provided data, and contributed to environmental awareness.

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Northland College, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources