Citizen water monitoring

Covid-19 related information for citizen water monitorsThank you for your partnership in assisting the MPCA in our mission to protect the environment and human health.

In consideration of Governor Walz’s new Executive Order 20-38, which allows for Minnesotans to participate in outdoor activities such as boating and fishing, we believe it is appropriate at this time to re-open the 2020 monitoring season for the Citizen Lake and Stream Monitoring Program. All MPCA citizen water monitoring should adhere to the guidelines in Executive Order 20-38, which include maintaining 6-foot social distancing, avoiding crowded areas and staying close to home for outdoor recreation. 

Let us know if you have questions by emailing us at: or or calling us at telephone numbers listed below.

Thank you for all that you do for the health and protection of our environment.