Annual Conference

The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) hosts an annual conference each fall to report on volunteer monitoring activities in the state. Training is provided at the conference for interested volunteers and volunteer coordinators. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to stay up to date on monitoring methods and to meet and interact with other volunteer monitors.

Note: Training sessions held at the annual conference do not meet the training requirements for participants in the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP). For more information on CLMP training requirements, visit the Lake Monitoring Training page.

Save the date! The 2023 MiCorps Conference will take place October 20, 2023, at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo. More details will be shared as they develop.

Past MiCorps Annual Conference Proceedings

The most recent conference proceedings, including agenda, attendee list, and presentations, are included below. For older conferences, only the agendas are available online.

2022: 17th Annual MiCorps Conference
2021: 16th Annual MiCorps Conference
2020:  No conference
2019: 15th Annual MiCorps Conference
2018: 14th Annual MiCorps Conference
   In 2018, MiCorps worked with the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership to host the 2018 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention. Please visit the Partnership website for details.
2017: 13th Annual MiCorps Conference
2016: 12th Annual MiCorps Conference
2015: 11th Annual MiCorps Conference
2014: 10th Annual MiCorps Conference
2013:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Monitoring Michigan’s Lakes and Streams through Citizen Science
2012:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Monitoring Human Impacts to Michigan’s Freshwater Systems
2011:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Michigan’s Clean Water Challenges
2010:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Beyond the Basics
2009:  MiCorps Annual Conference – New Steps in Volunteer Water Monitoring
2008:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Celebrating our Volunteers
2007:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Building Sustainability and Ensuring Success
2006:  MiCorps Annual Conference – People Protecting Michigan’s Water
2005:  MiCorps Annual Conference – Empowering Michigan’s Volunteer Water Quality Monitors