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Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

Main Project Information
Presented By Michigan Clean Water Corps
Goal Monitor health of Michigan's streams and rivers
Task Monitor invertebrates, habitat, flow, and road-stream crossings
Where Michigan, United States of America
Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

MiCorps’ Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program (VSMP) provides technical assistance, training, and grants to volunteer stream monitors in Michigan to ensure that they are collecting reliable, high-quality data. MiCorps works with local organizations to support stream monitoring statewide. Monitoring programs include aquatic macroinvertebrates, habitat, stream flow, and road-stream crossing inventories.

How to Join

Volunteers join through a local MiCorps volunteer stream monitoring organization. Learn more about the program here: and find a directory of participating organizations here:

Project Timing Monitoring is seasonal, in spring, summer, and fall.
Ideal Age Group Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Training Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags benthic, bugs, hydrology, insects, macroinvertebrates, rivers, streamflow, streams, watershed
Project Updated 05/23/2018