Information for CLMP Volunteers

This page includes all of the documentation and forms that volunteers in the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) need to complete their sampling, including sampling procedures, sample turn-in schedules and locations, good sampling reminders, and data forms. 

** The 2015 CLMP documents are now available, below. **


 

CLMP General Documents

  • CLMP Manual - Contains background information and all parameter procedures.

 

 

 

 

Lake Monitoring Parameters

Secchi Disk Transparency

 

 

In the Michigan Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, volunteers take secchi disk measurements to determine the transparency of a lake. This video reminds CLMP volunteers of the steps needed to take a good quality transparency measurement.

 

Total Phosphorus

 

 

In the Michigan Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, volunteers sample total phosphorus to determine the health of a lake. This video reminds CLMP volunteers of the steps needed to take a phosphorus sample and how to turn it in.

Chlorophyll a

 

 

In the Michigan Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, volunteers sample chlorophyll to determine the health of a lake. This video reminds CLMP volunteers of the steps needed to take a chlorophyll water sample and how to filter it.

Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature

 

Aquatic Plant Identification and Mapping

 

 

In this training video, Dr. Jo Latimore of the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Rick Gutowski of the Deer Lake Water Quality Committee demonstrate onsite identification and mapping of aquatic plants for the CLMP and discuss the benefits of these types of monitoring activities. This video was produced in association with the Deer Lake Property Owners Association, Michigan DEQ, the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Independence Township Clarkston Public Access Center; however, numerous other individuals and entities have also contributed to the production and development of these training videos. MiCorps wishes to extend a special thanks to all who were involved with these efforts!

Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch

 

 

 




Header photo: Glen Lake, MI by Sean McKendall
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