November 4, 2015 November 5, 2015
Kettunen Center
14901 4H Drive
Tustin, MI 49688
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Conference Overview

The 11th annual Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) conference featured presentations from volunteers around the state, regional experts, and Michigan DEQ and MiCorps staff covering both lake and stream topics of interest and success stories from volunteer monitoring efforts. In particular, this year’s conference focused on utilizing the program’s monitoring data for management purposes, communicating information and outcomes to various audiences, reviewing studies on Michigan’s inland lakes, monitoring streams at road crossings, and lessons learned from monitoring for invasive species.

David Poulson, Senior Associate Director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at the Michigan State University, was this year’s featured keynote speaker. During his presentation, Mr. Poulson provided insight into communicating clear and concise stories about water quality monitoring activities and outcomes, as well as strategies for engaging various types of audiences to emphasize a particular message.

Two optional training sessions on “Stellar Volunteers and Stellar Volunteer Programs” and “An Interagency Approach to Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach, Monitoring and Control” were also offered on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 4th to kick off the annual conference.

The MiCorps staff and partners thank you for your interest in this year’s annual conference and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!

Annual Conference Proceedings

The most recent conference proceedings, including agenda, attendee list, and presentations, are included below. For older conferences, only agendas are available online. Please contact Laura Kaminski ( to request specific documents or presentations from these older conferences.

11th Annual MiCorps Conference (2015): Conference Agenda

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10th Annual MiCorps Conference (2014): Conference Agenda

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Monitoring Michigan’s Lakes and Streams through Citizen Science (2013): Conference Agenda

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