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2023 Online Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Training

May 9, 2023
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)
via ZOOM

Please join the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) online lake monitoring training on May 9, 2023. Training is required for new participants in the program and for anyone signing up for a new parameter. It is also beneficial for people looking for a refresher or those curious about how CLMP may help protect their favorite lake. This is a free event. 

Note: To monitor your lake through the CLMP, you will need to register at The CLMP training is free, but there are small fees to enroll in the monitoring program itself.

For more information on Michigan's volunteer water monitoring programs, visit


9 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and CLMP Review

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Secchi Disk & Spring/Summer Phosphorus

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


1 – 2 p.m.

Chlorophyll-a (algae indicator)

2 – 3 p.m.

Score the Shore

3 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch

NOTE: Aquatic Plant Mapping training will be arranged separately via email at a time and date that works well for enrolled volunteers.

Registration for MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program 2023 Online Training is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2023.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Erick Elgin at or 218-340-5731.