The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) is a network of volunteer monitoring programs in Michigan. It was created through Michigan Executive Order #2003-15 to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs.

MiCorps is pleased to announce the release of three grant opportunities for volunteer stream monitoring in Michigan: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey grants, Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey start-up grants, and Road/Stream Crossing Inventory grants. This year a total of $50,000 is available to fund awards under the three grant programs. Applications are due by 1 p.m. on February 12, 2015. For more details or to learn more about the 2014 funded projects, visit: http://www.micorps.net/streamgrants.html.

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll now as a volunteer for the 2015 season of the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP). To view the 2013 annual summary report and data collected for your lake, visit www.micorps.net/lakereports.html. Data from the 2014 season will be available later this winter.

The 10th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training on October 27-28, 2014 featured presentations from regional experts, Michigan DEQ staff, and volunteer program leaders from around the state, and provided training geared toward both beginning and advanced monitoring programs. In particular, the 2014 conference focused on celebrating the first 10 years of the MiCorps program and using volunteer monitoring as a tool for positive change. Visit our conference proceedings webpage to access the conference program and presentations.

Visit http://www.micorps.net/newsletter/2014/fall/index.html to view the Fall 2014 edition of the MiCorps Monitor e-newsletter to get the latest news on the program!

Download the program's 2012-2013 annual summary report to read about the program's activities and accomplishments over the last year.

Visit the MiCorps Calendar for more upcoming events!




Header photo: Glen Lake, MI by Sean McKendall
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