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.

Register today for the upcoming CLMP Training Webinar on Monday, May 4th, from 6-8 PM. This session will be led by Dr. Paul Steen, MiCorps Program Manager, and will cover three of the CLMP's monitoring parameters: Secchi Disk Transparency, Total Phosphorus, and Chlorophyll-a.

Curious about the health of your lake? Enroll now as a volunteer for the 2015 season of the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP). To view the 2014 data collected for your lake, visit

Each year, MiCorps' Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program provides grant funding to organizations interested in monitoring their stream and rivers. We are currently reviewing the applications that we received for the 2015 grant cycle and will be announcing the 2015 awards in the coming months. For more details on the grant programs or to learn more about the 2014 funded projects, visit:

The 10th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training on October 27-28, 2014 featured presentations from regional experts, Michigan DEQ staff, and volunteer program leaders from around the state, and provided training geared toward both beginning and advanced monitoring programs. In particular, the 2014 conference focused on celebrating the first 10 years of the MiCorps program and using volunteer monitoring as a tool for positive change. Visit our conference proceedings webpage to access the conference program and presentations.

Visit the MiCorps Calendar for more upcoming events!

Header photo: Glen Lake, MI by Sean McKendall
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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality