Chances are that if you are reading this on our lakes website, you care about preserving Wisconsin’s important natural resources!
There are many opportunities to get involved with a Wisconsin Citizen-Based Monitoring Network program.
If you cannot volunteer, please visit their website and subscribe to their newsletter for valuable news and information. Read their winter 2020 newsletter.
Manitowoc County Organizations accepting volunteers:
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Centerville Citizens for Air, River, and Environmental Solutions
WDNR, Discovery Farms, The WATER Institute
Citizen Lake Monitoring Network
Wisconsin DNR Northeast Region
National Weather Service Cooperative Observing Program
NOAA, National Weather Service Green Bay
Statewide volunteer opportunities also available!
The Bumble Bee Brigade surveys for native bumble bees throughout the state.
The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network is a partnership between UW-Extension Lakes, the Wisconsin DNR, and over 1,000 volunteers that collect many types of water quality information on Wisconsin Lakes.
The Rare Plant Monitoring Program surveys for rare plants around Wisconsin.
Water Action Volunteers (WAV) measure six important elements of stream health using scientific tools and techniques and report data to a statewide database.
The Wisconsin Frog & Toad Survey documents frog and toad distribution, relative abundance, and population trends in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program seeks to provide up-to-date information on the distribution of native freshwater mussels at a statewide level.
The Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program aims to document turtle distribution, nesting areas, and road mortality hot spots statewide in order for conservation managers and citizen scientists to utilize data to focus on high priority areas for conservation.