Through funds provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) we’re thrilled to announce the award of $97,681 in 26 grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations for the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program and Volunteer Stream Cleanup Program. These annual grants help foster local stewardship and a sense of community while… Read More

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll in the 2023 Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) today! The CLMP has been an important component of Michigan’s inland lakes monitoring program for over 40 years, which makes it the second oldest volunteer monitoring program for lakes in the country. The primary purpose of this cooperative program… Read More

We held a virtual CLMP midsummer check-in on July 21, 2022. At this Zoom event we reviewed summer sampling schedules, shared some sampling tips and tricks, and answered volunteer questions about the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program. You can view the recording, along with all of our training videos, on our 2022 Lake Training page. Read More

We were excited to partner with the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife to host a series of webinars on lake and stream topics. Organized and presented by fisheries and wildlife graduate students, these webinars were free to attend and open to all. Each webinar was recorded and posted below. Nice Mussels! The… Read More

The Volunteer Stream Cleanup program — part of the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) — in 2021 made available $25,000 in grant funding to local units of government to implement trash cleanup of rivers, streams and creeks. Municipalities often partner with nonprofit organizations or other volunteer groups to carry out cleanups. Funding comes from the sale… Read More

This training program was successfully held on June 17, 2021! Everything was recorded and stored on YouTube. You are welcome to watch the videos, linked here! ———————————————- The annual MiCorps Volunteer Stream Monitoring Training is to be held via Zoom on June 17, 2021. While anyone with an interest to learn about macroinvertebrate monitoring is… Read More