University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

04/18/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/18/2017 13:41

14th annual Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program Symposium, Wednesday

The 14th annual Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich will give the keynote address. Students from four Northeast Wisconsin High Schools who are taking part in an ongoing study of the health of the Fox River, will share their watershed monitoring results with faculty researchers, beginning about 9:55. The program is a collaboration between UW-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin high schools, with a goal of increasing the amount and quality of long-term watershed data to guide resource management decisions and help predict impacts on the ecosystem. The public is invited. Schools and their presentations:

  • 'Using ArcGIS to Investigate Potential Contributions of Phosphorous to Duck Creek,' Green Bay Southwest High School
  • 'Possible Source of Runoff at Spring Brook,' Oshkosh Lourdes High School
  • 'Effects of Land Use Over Time on Contaminant Levels of the Apple Creek Watershed (nitrates, ammonia, phosphates, pH, and dissolved oxygen levels),' Appleton North High School
  • 'Topics of Concern in the Lower Fox River Watershed (videos),' Pulaski High School