for the 2013 spring/summer monitoring season is now closed.
About the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring
The Cooperative Lakes
Monitoring Program (CLMP) has been an important component of Michigan's
inland lakes monitoring program for over 39 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 (MLSA) has administered the CLMP jointly with the Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under a Memorandum of
Understanding. The ML&SA will continue to administer this program
under the Michigan Clean Water Corps.
For More Informationů
the 2013 CLMP sampling season or becoming a CLMP volunteer,
please visit the online enrollment
Fact sheets for the different lake
monitoring parameters under the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program
(CLMP) are now available. Learn how each type of monitoring
can tell you something different about the health of your
information on upcoming training opportunities and events,
please visit the MiCorps training page.
Michigan Lake and Stream
P.O. Box 303
Long Lake, MI 48743
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
525 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909-7958
MiCorps Program Manager
Huron River Watershed Council
1100 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Ph: 734-769-5123 x601