Citizen lake or stream volunteers gather vital information about the health of our water resources.
1. Pick a site
Use this online tool to find waterbodies that need volunteer monitors.
2. Complete an enrollment form
Use e-Services to register. Lake volunteers need access to a water craft (canoe, kayak, paddleboat, or motorboat) to participate. Stream volunteers can monitor from a bridge or stream bank.
Once enrolled, we can help you identify a specific monitoring location and will send you a complete monitoring kit, including written instructions, datasheets, and training videos.