Are you looking for a way to give back to the community?
Volunteers (WAV) is a statewide program for Wisconsin citizens who want to
learn about and improve the quality of Wisconsin's streams and rivers,
according to the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources website.
Volunteers can help cleanup rivers and streams through
several different programs:
River Cleanup –
Coordinate a river cleanup, obtain free garbage bags and report a river cleanup is completed. Several clean up
options along the St.
Croix River took place earlier this year.
stenciling – Volunteers can obtain stencils free of charge from the DNR and
“mark the street next to drains. To indicate not to dump wastes there to help
protect water quality,” according to the Wisconsin DNR website.
- Start by learning to monitor different aspects of water quality and continue
by learning about stream help. Many training courses are held during the summer
To learn more about volunteering to help with Wisconsin
Rivers, visit the Wisconsin
DNR website or call 608-264-8948.