Volunteer Monitoring Programs

Volunteers are the backbone of our program – the Secchi Dip-In couldn’t exist without them and we sincerely appreciate the time, knowledge, and skills each volunteer donates to Secchi Dip-In efforts!

Water bodies around the globe can only realistically remain clean via the sampling and outreach volunteers perform throughout the year. We’d like to thank volunteer organizations and programs who submitted data to us in 2015:


Program Name State Country Number of (Attributed) Database Entries
British Columbia Lake Stewardship Society BC Canada 46
Upper Birkenhead Watershed Stewardship Group BC Canada 1
Ontario Lake Partner Program ON Canada 3
Pierce Stream Team ON Canada 1
Alabama Water Watch-Lake Watch of Lake Martin AL USA 1
Wolf Bay Watershed Watch AL USA 2
Beaver Lake Volunteer Monitoring Program AR USA 3
Environmental Science Academy CA USA 5
Tahoe Nearshore Dippers CA USA 3
Colorado Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (CVLM) CO USA 4
Adopt-A-Lake/WAV FL USA 11
Ambient Water Quality Monitoring FL USA 4
Harborage Water Quality monitoring FL USA 1
Hillsborough Lake Management Program FL USA 1
Indian River Lagoon Watch FL USA 1
Des Moines River Water Quality Network IA USA 2
Illinois Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program IL USA 9
Indiana Clean Lakes Program IN USA 23
Indiana Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program IN USA 1
Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FOLQ) MA USA 1
Lake Singletary Watershed Association MA USA 1
Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership MA USA 2
URI Watershed Watch MA USA 1
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program ME USA 5
Arnold Lake Property Owners Assoc MI USA 1
Friends of Fife Lake MI USA 1
Lake Isabella Secchi Disk Data MI USA 1
Little Paw Paw Lake Association MI USA 1
Michigan MLSA Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program MI USA 5
White Lake Association-Secchi Disk Transparency MI USA 1
Citizen Lake Monitoring Program – Minnesota DNR MN USA 17
Hubbard County Water Plan / COLA Water Monitoring Program MN USA 1
MN Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) MN USA 1
MN Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP) MN USA 67
MN Citizen Stream-Monitoring Program MN USA 9
MN Crow Wing Lake Association MN USA 1
MN Metropolitan Council Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program (CAMP) MN USA 1
MN Otter Tail Lake Property Owner’s Association MN USA 2
MPCA Citizen Lake Monitoring Program MN USA 13
Missouri Stream Team MO USA 2
Flathead Basin Commission Volunteer Monitor Program MT USA 1
Friends of Lake Glenville Water Quality Program NC USA 1
New Hampshire Volunteer River Assessment Program NH USA 5
NH Department of Environmental Services NH USA 1
NH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program NH USA 5
NH Volunteer Lake Assessment Prog NH USA 5
Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom NY USA 4
Ceder Eden Environmental NY USA 1
Lake George Association NY USA 2
NY Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program NY USA 2
NY City Dept of Environmental Protection NY USA 16
OH Citizen Lake Awareness and Monitoring (CLAM) OH USA 9
Watershed Volunteer Program OH USA 3
BUMP (Beneficial Use Monitoring Program) OK USA 59
Oklahoma County Blue Thumb OK USA 1
Clean Water Institute PA USA 1
Edinboro Lake Watershed Association PA USA 1
Lake Carey Water Quality Committee PA USA 2
Laurel Hill State Park Complex PA USA 5
Pennsylvania  DER PA USA 1
URI Watershed Watch RI USA 6
Colorado River Watch Network TX USA 1
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. TX USA 2
Utah Water Watch (Utah Lake Watch) UT USA 13
Chesterfield WaterTrends VA USA 1
City of Norfolk Water Quality Monitoring VA USA 15
Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring VA USA 1
Vermont Lay Monitoring Program VT USA 58
Pierce Stream Team WA USA 4
WA King County Lake Stewardship Program WA USA 1
Lake District Committee Wisconsin Self-Help Lake Monitoring, WI DNR WI USA 2
WI Citizen Lake Monitoring Network WI USA 9
WI Self-Help Citizen Lake Monitoring Network WI USA 7


My volunteer information isn’t on this list…

Did we mistakenly omit your organization or program’s name? Contact us at secchidipin@nalms.org! *NOTE: Only programs/organizations which had Secchi Dip-In database entries specifically attributed to them are listed. When entering data, be sure to designate any affiliated program/organization!

Are you an individual volunteer who would like your name posted on this page? E-mail us (secchidipin@nalms.org) permission to post your first & last name on this page (your contact information will not be posted). Please email from the address you used to register on Secchi Dip-In.


What about volunteers who participated before 2015?

The Secchi Dip-In Database contains over a decade of volunteer’s entries and we will continue working to compile list of programs/organizations who volunteered each year. Links to access each list will be posted on this page as they are populated.


Correction or Removal of Information

Please email us at secchidipin@nalms.org to request addition, correction, or removal of information.