Join a citizen water monitoring program

Citizen lake or stream volunteers gather vital information about the health of our water resources.

1. Pick a site

2. Complete an enrollment form

Lakes and streams

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.

PDF icon Instruction guide for enrolling as a new volunteer (wq-s1-85b)

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.