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Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program

Recently the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay held the ninth annual Watershed Symposium for The Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program. The LFRWMP partnered with many programs to aid in their research and give the students an opportunity to learn more about watershed monitoring. These program partners were Appleton East High School, Appleton North High School, Ashwaubenon High School, Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, Green Bay East High School, Green Bay Preble High School, Green Bay Southwest High School, Luxemburg-Casco High School, Oneida Nation High School, Oshkosh North High School, Pulaski High School, and West DePere High School.



The LFRWMP is a continuing program that provides high-quality data which is used for making decisions about improving water quality and foster habitat restoration within the Fox River Basin. The Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program has four main goals

  1. Strengthen student and teacher knowledge and understanding of land use impacts on water quality and stream ecosystems
  2. Enhance teacher capacity to teach watershed science by providing hands-on training in water quality and biological indicator monitoring techniques and data interpretation
  3. Develop a long-term watershed integrity database that helps users understand changes over time and contributes to improved watershed management strategies
  4. Provide ongoing opportunities for high school students and teachers to engage in hands-on science and to interact with other students, university scientists, resource managers and community professionals


To read more about the LFRWMP go to



Students from the program partners are allowed the opportunity for hands-on field work sampling and their school research posters, presentations, and videos can be found at


The symposium and Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program are supported by a gift from Arjo Wiggins Appleton Ltd.




  1. Kris says...

    What an opportunity for students to learn more about watershed monitoring.
    This is a great article!