Whether you are on one of the streamkeeper teams that takes regular measurements of our target streams, an at-large streamkeeper, or you just happen to possess a WiseH2O kit with some test strips that you’ve barely used, September is the time to get out and take some measurements! You can earn a chance at some Swag, and contribute to our conservation efforts. Read below for more details, including an explanation of how WiseH2O measurements are being used to assess Brook Trout habitat.
It’s September and time to blitz. Help TU characterize water quality conditions and identify stream disturbances throughout the Driftless Area by making an observation with the WiseH2O App. As a bonus for making water quality observations, you will be eligible to win TU swag by participating in a September 2023 WiseH2O Water Quality Blitz.
How to Enter:
It’s easy: just make water quality observations with the WiseH2O App. Each observation made in September with the 5-in-1 test strip, the 2-in-1 test strip, and/or the phosphate test kit is an entry into a drawing to win 1 of 3 sets of TU logo’d gear:
As a plus, you’ll get two entries per observation made on a Brook Trout stream (Map of Driftless Area Brook Trout streams). Winners will be contacted by email.
Download the WiseH2O App for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. Contact your local TU chapter for test strips and kits. September is a great time to experience Driftless Area trout streams and get involved if you’re not already participating. More information on the program can be found here.
Thanks for all of your support and participation for monitoring Driftless Area trout streams using the WiseH2O App! Of course, feel free to send any questions our way.
From the Community Science Driftless Area Project Team:
Dan Dauwalter, Carter Borden, Sara Strassman
*Credit goes to John Weiss, Hiawatha Chapter, Trout Unlimited, for this idea!
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