Lakes

If you think volunteer-collected data is not a big part of national lake water quality monitoring, think again! A newly released lake water quality database contains geographic data on over 50,000 US lakes, and water quality data on about 10,000 of those lakes — most of which come from citizen volunteer programs, including the MiCorps… Read More

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll in the 2018 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

Please visit the 13th Annual MiCorps Conference webpage to access the conference program and presentations from this year’s annual MiCorps conference and training held November 8-9, 2017, at the Kettunen Center (Tustin, Michigan). This year’s conference showcased presentations from volunteers around the state, regional experts, as well as Michigan DEQ and MiCorps staff covering both… Read More

Marcy Knoll Wilmes
November 6, 2017

MiCorps volunteers have been monitoring water quality for over 13 years. What a great opportunity to look at the coverage across the Great State of Michigan! Take a look at this map showing all 458 lakes surveyed under the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program and the 57 stream groups that were awarded grants under the Volunteer… Read More

Registration for the 13th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training on November 8-9, 2017 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

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

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

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

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