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CLMP Volunteers

CLMP Volunteers
 

Lake Monitoring

About the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program

The Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) has been an important component of Michigan's inland lakes monitoring program for over 40 years, which makes it the second oldest volunteer monitoring program for lakes in the country. The primary purpose of this cooperative program is to help citizen volunteers monitor indicators of water quality in their lake and document changes in lake quality over time. The goals of the CLMP are:

  • Provide baseline information and document trends in water quality for individual lakes.
  • Educate lake residents, users, and interested citizens in the collection of water quality data, lake ecology, and lake management practices.
  • Build a constituency of citizens to practice sound lake management at the local level and build public support for lake quality protection.
  • Provide a cost-effective process for the DEQ to increase baseline data for lakes state-wide.

Since 1992, the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. (MLSA) has administered the CLMP jointly with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under a Memorandum of Understanding. MLSA - in partnership with the Great Lakes Commission, the Huron River Watershed Council, and the Michigan DEQ - continues to support the administration of the CLMP, which is now a component of the MiCorps programming. Michigan State University's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife also supports the partnership with technical assistance.

 

Participating Lakes

 

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Interested in becoming a CLMP volunteer?

Learn more about the program, the types of monitoring conducted by CLMP volunteers, and CLMP training sessions on the Protect your Lake page.

Ready to sign up?

To enroll your lake in the CLMP program, please visit the Become a Volunteer and Program Enrollment pages.

 

Program Contacts

Program Enrollment and Administration

Jean Roth

CLMP Administrator
Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.

P.O. Box 303
Long Lake, Michigan 48743
989-257-3715
989-257-2102 (Fax)
jroth@mlswa.org

Laura Kaminski

MiCorps Program Administrator
Great Lakes Commission

2805 S. Industrial Hwy., Suite 100

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Ph: 734-971-9135
laurak@glc.org

Technical and Scientific Support

 

Paul Steen, Ph.D.

MiCorps Program Manager
Huron River Watershed Council
1100 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Ph: 734-769-5123 x601
psteen@hrwc.org

Bill Dimond

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
525 West Allegan Street

P.O. Box 30458
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958
517-284-5528
dimondw@michigan.gov

Jo Latimore, Ph.D.

MiCorps Program Consultant

Michigan State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Natural Resources Building

480 Wilson Road, Room 332

East Lansing, Michigan 48824

517-432-1491

latimor1@msu.edu

Data Submission and MiCorps Data Exchange (MDE)

Anne Sturm

MiCorps Data Exchange Specialist

Great Lakes Commission

2805 S. Industrial Hwy., Suite 100

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

734-971-9135

midata@glc.org or asturm@glc.org



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