Become a Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Volunteer

Enrollment for the 2019 CLMP monitoring season is now open.

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 [email protected].

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 2019 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

To register for the 2019 CLMP monitoring season, please complete the online enrollment form.

If you are unable to complete the online form (available during the enrollment period), please contact Jean Roth at (989) 257-3715 or [email protected] to request a paper enrollment form.

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

2019 Program Fees and Deadlines

Basic Water Quality Parameters

New and experienced participants may enroll.

Secchi Disk Transparency Enrollment: $30
Deadline: May 10, 2019

Spring Total Phosphorus Enrollment: $30  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Summer Total Phosphorus Enrollment: $30  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency.
Deadline: May 10, 2019

Score the Shore: Lakeshore Habitat Assessment Enrollment: $30
Deadline: May 10, 2019

Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch Enrollment: $30  —  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: May 10, 2019

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, 2019

Dissolved Oxygen Enrollment (Using DEQ Meter): $60  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Dissolved Oxygen Enrollment (Using Own Meter): $30  —  Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
Deadline: April 1, 2019

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: May 10, 2019

Aquatic Plant Mapping Enrollment (Subsequent Years): $30  —  Subsequent year fees do not include biologist’s field visit. Must also be enrolled in transparency, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
Deadline: May 10, 2019

Equipment

Secchi Disk: $50  —  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.