Resources for volunteers

Woman with white hair wearing orange life jacket standing by lake holding white secchi disk by the stringThe Volunteer Water Monitoring Program (formerly known as the Citizen Lake and Stream Monitoring Programs) is proud to support some of the most dedicated water monitors in the country. The high-quality data you collect has helped Minnesota better understand and protect our treasured waterways.

We hope to make your monitoring experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions, or don’t find the resources you need to monitor your site, please contact us.

Enter your data online

New! Volunteer water monitors can now enter water clarity data online.

PDF icon Volunteer water monitoring online service - Instruction guide for current volunteers (wq-s1-85a)

If you have any questions, email:

Instruction manuals

Yearbook of volunteers

PDF icon “Reflections” Volunteer Recognition Yearbook

“Reflections” Volunteer Recognition Slideshow

Volunteer Water Monitoring
MN Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN 55155