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Become a Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Volunteer

Enrollment for the 2017 CLMP monitoring season is now closed. Please check back in mid-November to enroll for 2018.

Before enrolling in the program, please review the following CLMP details to learn about who may participate in the CLMP, training requirements for new participants, and fees and refunds. Then, please complete the following three steps. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jean Roth at (989) 257-3715 or jroth@mlswa.org.

Step 1. Waiver of Liability

A waiver MUST be filled out and submitted to MLSA before CLMP testing begins. You may not begin sampling unless each sampler has submitted a waiver form. Since several CLMP monitoring programs have limited enrollment, we recommend that you complete the online application and then complete and return the waiver form(s) after lining up all the necessary samplers and acquiring their signatures for the form.

Download the 2017 Waiver Form

Step 2. Information Packets

In you are unable to download and print the necessary information for each of the monitoring parameters, including procedures, field sampling forms, and other important information available from the CLMP Documents webpage, you may request that hard copies be mailed to you as part of Step 3, below.

View the CLMP Documents

Step 3. Online CLMP Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017 CLMP monitoring season is now closed. To register for the 2018 CLMP monitoring season, please check back later this fall (November 15th).

If you are unable to complete the online form (available during the enrollment period), please contact Jean Roth at (989) 257-3715 or jroth@mlswa.org to request a paper enrollment form.

 

To assist you in completing the online enrollment form, you may also wish to view the following information:

Basic Water Quality Parameters:  New and experienced participants may enroll.

Secchi Disk Transparency Enrollment: $40
Deadline: May 5, 2017

Spring Total Phosphorus Enrollment: $25  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency.
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Summer Total Phosphorus Enrollment: $25  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency.
Deadline: May 5, 2017

Score the Shore: Lakeshore Habitat Assessment Enrollment: $25
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch Enrollment: $25  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency. Do not enroll in this if you are planning on enrolling in Aquatic Plant Mapping. Lakes new to Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch are eligible for a visit from a MiCorps staff biologist.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Advanced Water Quality Parameters:  Participants who have been in the CLMP for one or more years may enroll.

Chlorophyll Enrollment: $60  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency and phosphorus.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Dissolved Oxygen Enrollment (Using DEQ Meter): $50  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Dissolved Oxygen Enrollment (Using Own Meter): $40  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Aquatic Plant Mapping Enrollment (First Year): $250  —  First year fees include required biologist’s field visit. Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll. Required for first year of Aquatic Plant Mapping.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Aquatic Plant Mapping Enrollment (Subsequent Years): $50  —  Subsequent year fees do not include biologist’s field visit. Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Equipment: 

Secchi Disk: $40  —  Equipment may be picked up at the in-person training or mailed for an additional $10 mailing charge.

Chlorophyll Testing Equipment (First Year): $40  —  Required for first year of Chlorophyll sampling. Equipment may be picked up at the in-person training or mailed for an additional $18 mailing charge.

Chlorophyll Replacement Filters and Vials: $12  —  Required after first year of Chlorophyll sampling. Equipment may be mailed for an additional $5 mailing charge.

 
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