Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Trainings and Webinar

Laura Kaminski
March 29, 2017

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 to join us for this training. And, depending on the type of monitoring you will be conducting, this training may be required for your participation in the program. These trainings are also open to any lake monitors who would like to learn these methods or are interested in a refresher. Pre-registration is required to attend these sessions (see: Please contact Jean Roth (, 989-257-3715) with any questions.

In addition, MiCorps staff will also be offering a CLMP training session in the western Upper Peninsula on Wednesday, May 3, for residents interested in joining the Program to monitor their lakes. The training is free; however, we ask that you RSVP in advance if you wish to attend (see: Food, lodging, and transportation are the responsibility of each attendee.

For those CLMP participants who are unable to attend the in-person trainings, MiCorps is offering an alternate CLMP Training Webinar on Monday, May 1, from 6-8 PM, for four of the 2017 CLMP monitoring parameters:

  • Secchi Disk Transparency,
  • Spring and Summer Total Phosphorus,
  • Score the Shore, and
  • Chlorophyll-a.

The training session will cover Secchi Disk Transparency and Phosphorus from roughly 6-6:40 PM, Score the Shore from 6:40-7:15 PM, and¬†Chlorophyll-a from 7:15-7:55 PM, with time for any remaining questions at the end. You may join the webinar at any point during the session, but may wish to log on a little before the above posted times in case we’re running ahead of schedule.

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Be sure to review your system requirements prior to the start of the webinar.

Please contact Paul Steen (Huron River Watershed Council) or Laura Kaminski (Great Lakes Commission) with any questions. Additional training resources (videos / training presentations and fact sheets) are also available from the website.