Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (WCLMN) Honors Clark Lake Resident Schumacher

The Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (WCLMN) has honored Clark Lake resident Paul Schumacher with an award for his 30 years of volunteer water-quality monitoring. Schumacher records regular information on the lake’s clarity, as well as phosphorus and chlorophyll levels, water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentrations throughout the spring and summer. 

The WCLMN supports more than 1,000 citizen scientists each year who record information on lake-water quality – long-term information that’s used to detect trends and allows professional lake managers to address potential sources of problems before they cause drastic changes.“Several thousand citizens have volunteered with our network since 1986, but Paul Schumacher is one of only about a dozen who have monitored their lake for 30 years,” said Paul Skawinski, statewide educator for the WCLMN. “Paul has done an exceptional job monitoring Clark Lake and is very deserving of this award.”