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 program

Lake volunteers need access to a water craft (canoe, kayak, paddleboat, or motorboat) to participate.

Streams program

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.