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2017 Fall Stream Monitoring Schedule

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 »

2017 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program Grants Announced

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 »

Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Trainings and Webinar

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 »

Grants available for 2017 Volunteer Stream Monitoring in Michigan

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 »

2016 MiCorps Conference presentations now available

Please visit the 12th Annual MiCorps Conference webpage to access the conference program and presentations from this year’s annual MiCorps conference and training held November 2-3, 2016, at the Kettunen Center (Tustin, Michigan). This year’s conference showcased presentations from volunteers around the state, regional experts, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and MiCorps staff covering… Read more »

Enrollment for the 2017 CLMP monitoring season is now open

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll in the 2017 Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) today or contact Jean Roth at Michigan Lake and Stream Associations (MLSA) to request a paper application (jroth@mlswa.org or 989-257-3715). The CLMP has been an important component of Michigan’s inland lakes monitoring program for over 40 years, which makes… Read more »

Annual MiCorps Conference registration now open

Registration for the 12th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training on November 2-3, 2016 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 »

Help Stop Starry Stonewort

Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is an aggressive aquatic invasive macroalgae that can be found anchored to the bottom of lakes and resembles common aquatic plants. In the right conditions, it can produce dense “meadows” that cover large areas of a lake basin, causing tangled mats and hindering recreation, fish habitat, and beneficial native plants. Starry… Read more »

2016 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program Grants Announced

MiCorps is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients for the 2016 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 2016, a total of nearly $64,000 was awarded for three Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey grants, two Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey start-up… Read more »

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