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 its 2012-2013 annual summary report of program activities. Visit http://www.micorps.net/pubs.html to download the report and read about the program's accomplishments over the last year.

The inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is being held at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan on May 1-3, 2014. In conjunction with the conference, MiCorps will also be offering training in the lake monitoring techniques used in the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP). For more information and to register for the conference, please visit http://michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu. Please contact Jean Roth at jroth@mlswa.org or (989) 257-3715 to pre-register for your preferred CLMP training sessions.

Each year, MiCorps' Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program provides grant funding to organizations interested in monitoring their stream and rivers. We are currently reviewing the applications that we received for the 2014 grant cycle and will be announcing the 2014 awards in the coming weeks. For more details on the grant programs or to learn more about the 2013 funded projects, visit: http://www.micorps.net/streamgrants.html.

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll now as a volunteer for the 2014 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.

Visit www.micorps.net/newsletter/2013/fall/ to view the Fall 2013 edition of the MiCorps Monitor e-newsletter to get the latest news on the program.

Visit the MiCorps Calendar for more upcoming events!




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