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Registration is still open for the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) trainings on Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, to be held in conjunction with the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations Annual Conference at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI. All CLMP participants enrolled in a monitoring parameter in which they have not previously participated should try… Read More

Thanks to generous funding from the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in 2018 Oakland County lakes can join the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) for free (introductory monitoring) or for a reduced cost (advanced monitoring). Volunteers in Oakland County will be credited $185 to enroll a lake into the program. (A lake is enrolled into… Read More

Please visit the 13th Annual MiCorps Conference webpage to access the conference program and presentations from this year’s annual MiCorps conference and training held November 8-9, 2017, at the Kettunen Center (Tustin, Michigan). This year’s conference showcased presentations from volunteers around the state, regional experts, as well as Michigan DEQ and MiCorps staff covering both… Read More

Registration for the 13th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training on November 8-9, 2017 is now open! This annual event is a great opportunity to learn about volunteer monitoring opportunities and to meet or reconnect with other water quality program leaders and volunteers from around the state. More information on the conference, associated trainings, and registration… Read More

Paul Steen
September 21, 2017

The Michigan Clean Water Corps supports many organizations that work with volunteers to search for aquatic macroinvertebrates (insects and crustaceans).  Like canaries in a coal mine, macroinvertebrates tell us the condition of a stream’s water quality and habitat. Below is the statewide fall 2017 monitoring schedule for MiCorps-affiliated groups.  Anyone is welcome to join one or… Read More

MiCorps is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients for the 2017 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program’s (VSMP) competitive grants program. Each year, the VSMP provides funding to organizations interested in monitoring their streams and rivers. For 2017, a total of nearly $51,000 was awarded for three Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey grants, one Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey start-up… Read More

Registration is still open for the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) trainings on Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, to be held in conjunction with the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations Annual Conference at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI. All CLMP participants enrolled in a monitoring parameter in which they have not previously participated should try… Read More

MiCorps’ Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program (VSMP) is now accepting funding proposals under three different topical areas for grants beginning in 2017: The Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey grants support volunteer work to monitor benthic macroinvertebrate communities and habitat characteristics in wadeable streams and rivers. The funds support training and water quality data collection helping state and local… Read More