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Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Trainings and Webinar

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… Read more »

You Can Stop Invasive Plants Before They Harm Your Lake!

What will you do to protect your lake this year? Invasive plants like starry stonewort and Eurasian watermilfoil are sneaky attackers, lurking beneath the water’s surface and growing unnoticed until they have infested acres of a lake. Given the opportunity to establish themselves, these weeds are nearly impossible to eradicate, cost thousands of dollars annually… Read more »

2016 MiCorps Conference presentations now available

Please visit the 12th Annual MiCorps Conference webpage to access the conference program and presentations from this year’s annual MiCorps conference and training held November 2-3, 2016, at the Kettunen Center (Tustin, Michigan). This year’s conference showcased presentations from volunteers around the state, regional experts, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and MiCorps staff covering… Read more »

Enrollment for the 2017 CLMP monitoring season is now open

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll in the 2017 Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) today or contact Jean Roth at Michigan Lake and Stream Associations (MLSA) to request a paper application (jroth@mlswa.org or 989-257-3715). The CLMP has been an important component of Michigan’s inland lakes monitoring program for over 40 years, which makes… Read more »

Annual MiCorps Conference registration now open

Registration for the 12th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training on November 2-3, 2016 is now open! This annual event is a great opportunity to learn about volunteer monitoring opportunities and to meet or reconnect with other water quality program leaders and volunteers from around the state. More information on the conference, associated trainings, and registration… Read more »

Help Stop Starry Stonewort

Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is an aggressive aquatic invasive macroalgae that can be found anchored to the bottom of lakes and resembles common aquatic plants. In the right conditions, it can produce dense “meadows” that cover large areas of a lake basin, causing tangled mats and hindering recreation, fish habitat, and beneficial native plants. Starry… Read more »

40 Years of Lake Monitoring — How Have Lakes in the CLMP Changed?

Over the hill! The Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) has been operating since 1974 (when it was called the “Self-Help Program”). Every summer since then, with the exception of 1992 when the program was undergoing some administrative changes, volunteers have been measuring and monitoring lakes across Michigan. That means last summer we hit the big 4-0!… Read more »

Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Trainings and Webinar

Registration is still open for the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) trainings on Thursday, April 28th, at the Michigan Inland Lakes Convention at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, 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,… Read more »

Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch Video

Are invasive plants threatening your lake? Watch this video and join the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch (EAPW) to find out! Invasive aquatic plants can be bad news for your lake, as high densities of these unwanted species can negatively affect fish populations and reduce recreational use. MiCorps staff have created this short video, which introduces and… Read more »

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