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.

The 2015 Spring Phosphorus Sampling Report for the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) is now available. Visit www.micorps.net/datareports.html to download the report and view the data collected for your lake. 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, as well as the 2014 Annual Summary Report. Enrollment for the 2015 CLMP monitoring season has now ended, but check back later this fall for information on the 2016 monitoring season enrollment.

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!




Header photo: Glen Lake, MI by Sean McKendall
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Program administered by the Great Lakes Commission
and supported by funding from the
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality