Become a Water Quality Monitor

Become a Water Quality Monitor
Become a Water Quality Monitor Since it's launch in 2006, Milwaukee Riverkeeper has established a watershed-wide network of trained citizen volunteers who monitor streams and rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin during the months of May thru October. Our program is a piece of the statewide Water Action Volunteers (WAV) Stream Monitoring Program managed by...

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Become an Aesthetics Monitor

Become an Aesthetics Monitor
Become an Aesthetics Monitor Milwaukee Riverkeeper assists the WI-DNR and EPA in monitoring the aesthetics, or healthy appearance, of the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern (AOC), which is considered a “hot spot” of pollution in the Great Lakes. The AOC has 11 “beneficial use impairments” that have been listed by EPA as barriers to...

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Become a Road Salt Monitor

Become a Road Salt Monitor
Road Salt in Our RiversChloride is a key element used in traditional road deicing methods across the northern United States through application of sodium chloride or calcium chloride. Although effective as a deicing agent, when road salt enters our waterways it can have negative effects on aquatic organisms. High levels of chloride have the potential...

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Become an Emerging Contaminants Monitor

Become an Emerging Contaminants Monitor
What is the emerging contaminants project?You may think finding common holiday spices in our waterways is a 'sweet' surprise, but their presence actually represents a growing concern in water quality management: emerging contaminants. What is an emerging contaminant?An emerging contaminant is anything in our rivers and lakes that we don't typically monitor but could adversely...

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