Spring is in the air, and we’re looking forward to another season of lake monitoring. Thank you again for participating in the program last year. This program wouldn’t be possible without your support. We hope this year to continue improving the program, with your help. Please see below for details on new program additions, training dates, how you can support the program, and additional sampling location needs.
This year’s citizen monitor trainings are coming up soon. Please respond to this email by Friday, April 22nd with the training session you’d like to attend. This year, the training will emphasize more blue-green algal bloom identification and program updates.
Wednesday, May 4th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 10th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday, May 21st, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
This year, with your help, we will begin collecting additional parameters at the deepest point of each lake (Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, and Wingra).
We’re looking for five volunteers with boat access who can commit to taking on these new tasks. We plan to start sampling in late May. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact us as soon as possible. We will fill each lake sampling spot on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lake Forecasting Steward Donation
If you would like to help us expand to more sites, please consider becoming a Lake Forecasting Steward by clicking here. Your $135 donation will help cover the cost of equipment and office administration, and also makes you a Friend of Clean Lakes. You will be recognized in our annual State of the Lakes Report and on CLA’s website.
Additional Sampling Sites
If you know of anyone interested in monitoring, we are looking for volunteers to cover the following beaches: Lake Mendota County Park, Marshall Park, Olbrich, Esther, Olin Park, McDaniel Park, and Goodland County Park.
Please go to www.cleanlakesalliance.com if you have any questions.