|Interest in Chloride Citizen Monitoring for Lake Wingra
We want to gauge your interest in volunteering! Lake Wingra has one of the highest chloride concentrations of the five Yahara lakes. By monitoring, you’re helping us collect data to monitor the long-term trends that can help inform future policy and pilot projects!
- Participate in an in-person mandatory half-day training to learn how to use the instrumentation and take readings at the springs (tentative June 2021 w/ COVID-19: social distancing and masks requirements).
- Commit to monthly readings and data collection at specific springs around Lake Wingra.
This is a long-term volunteer commitment (minimum 1 year), yet the monthly time commitment is low. Once a month, you will need to calibrate your instrument (~10 min), travel to your spring, take a reading (~5 min/spring) and record the data and save the data on Google drive. Depending on interest level, you could adopt one spring to monitor or several. This might impact the amount of time you spend volunteering monthly.
If you feel like this could be the right fit for you or want to talk more about the opportunity, please contact Casey Hanson at Friends of Lake Wingra (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marian Farrior at the UW-Madison Arboretum (email@example.com). At this point, we are gauging interest and will keep you informed when we are ready to launch the program.
We are recruiting citizen monitors for our 5th year of amphibian monitoring. Volunteers go out on their assigned night starting late spring through mid-summer to document when frogs and toads are most active. For more information, please check out the volunteer webpage and you can email Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wingra Opine Water Line
You can sign up for the Opine Water Line to receive a direct email about once a month. We ask for your opinion on Wingra issues or Friends of Lake Wingra programming. Sometimes it includes a time-sensitive action you can take. The Opine Water Line is different than our monthly e-news or biannual newsletters.