Data collection under the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) is suspended for 2020. Funding has been secured to resume the CLMP in 2021 and into the future from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
If you want to monitor your lake in 2020, you have options.
We, the non-governmental partners of CLMP (Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Michigan State University and Extension, and the Huron River Watershed Council), who were previously contracted to administer the CLMP, are offering the following monitoring options in place of the CLMP for 2020. There will be no enrollment fees charged in 2020, due to the limited program we are offering. See the options below.
When the new CLMP database comes back online in 2021, our intent is that you will be able to submit your 2020 data for approval and inclusion, as long as all CLMP procedures are followed for the parameters collected. If you sign up for the Exotic Aquatic Program, we will want your datasheets by the end of this field season as normal, but for all other datasheets, hold on to them until the CLMP comes back in 2021.
Get out this summer and let’s prove the resilience and the dedication of Michiganders. The CLMP will only be down for a year and it will come back bigger and better than ever. In the meantime, let’s do all we can to keep the long-term records on our lakes unblemished!
If you have questions you may call Jean Roth at 989-831-5100 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Steen, Huron River Watershed Council
Jo Latimore, Michigan State University
Erick Elgin, Michigan State University Extension
Jean Roth, Michigan Lakes and Streams Association
Mike Gallagher, Michigan Lakes and Streams Association
Melissa DeSimone, Michigan Lakes and Streams Association