The WNRCD offers fee based services to municipalities, agencies and not-for-profit organizations at very reasonable rates. We can assist with grant management, document creation, project development and outreach and education. The WNRCD has over 75 years of experience working with municipalities, user groups, and State and Federal agencies for the protection of our natural resources.
The WNRCD currently offers services in the following areas:
Water Quality Monitoring
The WNRCD can perform physical, chemical and biological monitoring of bodies of water. From the data we can create both technical reports and outreach/ educational publications and multi media productions. The WNRCD is able to write grants and conduct presentations to targeted user groups and elected officials. We can also create volunteer, citizen science monitoring programs for you and assist with incorporating biological monitoring efforts into your programs.
The WNRCD can offer the following services and more.
- Soil Sampling
- Water Quality Monitoring including (Ecoli, Chlorides, Nitrogen, Phosphorus)
- Application of metrics based on algal populations
- Application of metrics based on macroinvertebrate populations
- Invasive species identification and mapping
- Site assessments to determine cause of water quality impact
- Targeted outreach efforts (From science to solutions)
The WNRCD specializes in utilizing algae (both soft and diatom) to indicate water quality impaction.
Biomonitoring of algal communities possess a distinct advantage over other biota monitoring. Benthic algal communities are generally early warning indicators of environmental changes in water quality. Water sampling only detects what is happening in the body of water at that moment, biomonitoring including algal communities, macroinvertebrates and fish populations can show long term trends in changes to water quality.
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The WNRCD can conduct soil sampling for local farmers for their nutrient analysis.
The WNRCD will work with you on project conception and development, identifying grants to apply for, grant writing, RFP and bid management, payment processing, grant deliverable tracking, and grant reporting.
Technical Report Writing and Publication Creation
The WNRCD will work with you on the creation of high quality reports and publications based on your data. We can create scientific reports, documents and outreach publications disseminating data for your target audience.
Project Development and Implementation
The WNRCD will work with you on project development and implementation for natural resource related projects. We can assist with grass-roots citizen science monitoring to working with state and federal agencies on full scale mitigation projects.
Outreach and Education
The WNRCD will work with you on the development and facilitation of outreach and education programs. We can coordinate and implement workshops, community engagements, presentations, student instruction and hands on demonstrations.
Invasive Species Work
The WNRCD will work with landowners, associations, and municipalities on the identification of invasive species; assist with the coordination of mitigation and removal of invasive species; create maintenance plans, funding acquisition, workshop facilitation, and the create of educational publications tailored to your needs.
The WNRCD staff have experience with both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species including: phragmites, knotweed, purple loosestrife, milfoil, zebra mussels and asian clams.
Road Salt Application
The WNRCD will work with contractors, businesses and associations on the creation of salt application plans for roads and parking lots. These plans incorporate current best management practices, and equipment and application recommendations that will reduce impacts to water quality while maintaining effective public safety and adhere to budgets.
The WNRCD will work with partner agencies on the identification of sensitive or impacted water-bodies from road salt application and identify the best management practices that will reduce the impact from salt thereby improving water quality.
The WNRCD can conduct algal identification and analysis of samples for individual property owners, watershed groups, municipalities and agencies. Through the application of metrics we can determine water quality impacts and assist with solutions. The WNRCD can assist with incorporating algal analysis within biomonitoring activities to determine water quality impacts and assist research scientists/ laboratories to incorporate periphyton monitoring into projects. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View the WNRCD presentation given at the Septic Summit: Algae and Organic Pollution Septic Summit Presentation For more information on the event: click here.
If your organization or town is seeking assistance and is interested in learning more about contracting with the WNRCD please email email@example.com