cwtu_logo_3_WIKI.jpgUpdated information for Meeting Dates and Times for 2013. Thank you for reading!


WELCOME Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited River Keepers and Water Action Volunteers. If you're viewing this site, you are no doubt interested in helping us create and maintain a database for the streams, rivers and surface water in Central Wisconsin.

Please feel free to read through these pages (Place Cursor Over Titles On the Left side of this page.) Add your comments where you want by hitting EDIT and Save (upper right hand corner of this screen).

Also, please SCROLL DOWN on this page to read about things we're doing in our area that you may find of particular interest. It's like a big NEWSPAPER that never ends. And Thanks for checking in by signing-in each time you visit.


Being a CWTU River Keeper is a great way to learn about our streams, help protect our streams by gathering important environmental stream data that the DNR and others can use, make new friends, and have a fun and rewarding time.Would you like to get involved in River Keepers? Call me at 920-582-7802(home), 920-379-9263(cell), or jgremmer@charter.net/.

Important CWTU River Keeper Meetings for 2013

CWTU River Keeper organizers have been working behind the scenes the last couple of
months preparing for the coming monitoring season. Last year was a tremendous success with over 100 people involved. With the State of the State, it is more important than ever that we continue our meaningful work of monitoring and protecting our surface and ground water here in central Wisconsin

Please put this on your CALENDAR now! The first two are completed. Only the work throughout the summer and the banquet remain! Thank you to all who participate in this work!

1. Leader Training and Organization Workshop, April 22, 2013 at the Fin ‘N Feather in

Winneconne at 6:30 pm. At this meeting we will explain any changes in procedures,
form new teams and add members to old teams, and provide other information that will
make your monitoring more efficient and rewarding.

2. Outdoor, Waders or Hip-boots, Our training session will be on the Waupaca River at Riverside Park at 10:00 am until NOON on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. The weather looks to be cooperating though the river may have high water. We will meet to accomplish as much as we can. Please attend. Thank you to all who are interested!


3. The third meeting date, Tuesday, November 12, is the Third Annual CWTU River Keeper Buffet, Program, Awards, Final Report Event.

This is an informal night of celebrating our accomplishments. More information will be posted as the date approaches!!

River Keepers, like all volunteer groups, will only be successful if participants are committed to do what it takes. Please make a commitment to these meetings.
.


down_stream_061411.JPG
AND, TAKE A LOOK...YOUR HARD WORK PAID OFF...THE STREAM MONITORING AWARD YOU WERE RECOGNIZED FOR in 2012 SHOULD BE VALUED...ALTHOUGH, THE REAL REWARD IS IN PROTECTING OUR COLD WATER RESOURCES, DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS AND ENJOYING
THE BEAUTY OF THE LAND WE SHARE...IT IS NICE TO GET A PAT ON THE BACK IN RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTION YOU HAVE MADE.



20120610WavWaupaca (7).JPG
Lower Waupaca River Team

April 2013

Please bring a friend to help water monitor your favorite stream. We can use the help. Share your enthusiasm for these great Resources...Central Wisconsin Rivers and Streams. Join Us, today! Meeting times are posted on here and the Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited Website










This is an interesting discussion on data collection and Dissolved Oxygen. There's been some sharing of expertise relative to which Dissolved Oxygen Kit works best: Hach or LeMotte. Within that conversation is the concept of acceptable scientific data. What makes sense? Our fearless leader, Kris, from the Water Action Volunteer Network at UW posits this---
"As far as Hach and LaMotte not coming up with the same result...so long as people's answers weren't off by many mg/L that is OK and to be expected. My suspicion is even if they did Hach twice in a row they'd get different results. The reason is, it's science, and that means it's not perfect. There is error inherent in both methods, both in the methods themselves, but also through human error. That's kind of what I'd like to measure - to see what the range is in results when using the tests. Again, if the answer is similar between methods, that's OK. If very different from one another, then something has gone wrong. Maybe if you can ask yourself, "Is the stream OK for the fish?" when reading the results of either test, will that help? If you can answer yes for either test, then things are OK. If one test says no, and the other says yes, then we should do some more sleuthing to see what's up. -- So guidelines for how to judge if the results are OK for fish...trout need (by state law) a minimum of 6 mg/L out of spawning season, and 7 mg/L during spawning season. Other fish, such as bass, are doing well when DO is as low as 5 mg/L and probably even a bit lower. It's when D.O. is 1 or 2 mg/L that they'll really start to get stressed. And if a 0 mg/L comes up, that's a true crisis."

The great thing about having an information resource like Kris is ---she keeps us centered on our mission.If you have questions specific to Dissolved Oxygen or any of the tests we do in Level One put them forward. We can learn from each others findings. And all questions are good ones on our wiki!
Central Wisconsin Riverkeepers and Water Action Volunteers!
We are Monitoring rivers and streams in a six county area--Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Green Lake, Marquette, and Fond du Lac.

What's News?

1. We're trying to establish our CWRK contact list..You should see an email for that shortly. Contact John Gremmer with changes to your email or telephone number.
2. We're asking that all team leaders who have any issues with the WAV Database, sign on or input issues get with our CWRK Chief Coordinator (John Gremmer) and he will be happy to help. Also, it's time to get your team to the stream and get data!
3. We need for everyone whose working within our group to channel WAV/DNR requests for to please use John Gremmer for this. He is our Central Wisconsin River Keeper POINT OF CONTACT. SO,...please go through John G.
4, If you have Water Monitoring Equipment Needs? Contact Rick Fahrenkrug
5. Do you have any WIKI questions? The site administrator, Rick Fahrenkrug, is standing by. Or you can check out the tutorials by clicking here.
(This is an hour long tutorial); it answers questions about how to EDIT, put up pictures, and all that. Try it. Thanks