The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) is a network of volunteer monitoring programs in Michigan. It was created through Michigan Executive Order #2003-15 to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs.

Upcoming MiCorps Training Workshop: This year's workshop on stream monitoring methods for Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program grant recipients and other interested parties will take place on June 25, 2015 from 9 am - 4 pm at the offices of the Huron River Watershed Council in Ann Arbor, MI. Topics to be covered include aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling and identification, stream habitat analysis, field techniques, and volunteer recruitment and event management. All interested parties are invited to this free workshop, but space is very limited. Please contact Paul Steen at psteen@hrwc.org to register.

MiCorps is pleased to announce this year's grant recipients for the Volunteer Stream Monitoring grant program. Each year, the Volunteer Stream Monitoring grants program provides funding to organizations interested in monitoring their streams and rivers. For 2015, a total of nearly $69,000 was awarded for five Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey grants, two Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey start-up grants, and two Road/Stream Crossing Inventory grants. For more details or to learn more about the 2015 funded projects, visit: www.micorps.net/streamgrants.html.

Curious about the health of your lake? Visit www.micorps.net/lakereports.html to download the report and view the data collected for your lake in 2014. You may also view the CLMP's fact sheets for the lake monitoring parameters to learn how each type of monitoring can tell you something different about the health of your lake. Enrollment for the 2015 CLMP monitoring season has now ended, but check back in October to enroll for 2016.

Visit the MiCorps Calendar for more upcoming events!




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