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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

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

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

Are invasive plants threatening your lake? Watch this video and join the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch (EAPW) to find out! Invasive aquatic plants can be bad news for your lake, as high densities of these unwanted species can negatively affect fish populations and reduce recreational use. MiCorps staff have created this short video, which introduces and… Read More