9 results for tag: Secchi Dip-In


2020 Secchi Dip-In Update

With support from a USEPA Exchange Network grant, NALMS partnered with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Gold Systems, and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to upgrade the Secchi Dip-In database using the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS) and Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Lake Observer mobile app. These existing data entry and database management tools have been customized for Dip-In use and to make data publicly available through the AWQMS database, USEPA’s Water Quality Exchange (WQX), and the Water Quality Portal (WQP), a water quality data clearinghouse. NALMS launched the new AWQMS Dip-In database ...

NALMS Supports Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Beaver Water District held their 14th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake! We were very excited for NALMS to have such a significant presence at this year's event. Our President, Sara Peel, was able to attend to show our support. In addition, the NALMS/Secchi Dip-In booth was manned by our Past President, Reed Green, and past Region 6 Director, Brad Hufhines. This year's event was the largest ever with over 800 participants. This number represents participants at the festivity (723), plus a record number of volunteer science teams (38) that collected water quality data, including secchi depth and water samples for ...

Looking Back on Lakes Appreciation Month 2019

As it does every year, we blink … and Lakes Appreciation Month, celebrated annually in July, is over! With ever-growing threats like climate change, invasive species, growing population, and more … it’s never been a more important time to bring the issues that affect our freshwater resources to the forefront. All life needs water; let’s not take it for granted! Highlights from Lakes Appreciation Month 2019 include: Our members and supporters got the word out for Lakes Appreciation Month by hosting lake shoreline clean-ups, Lake Appreciation community days, and educational Secchi Dip-In events. Our President, Sara Peel, ...

Participate in the 2019 Secchi Dip-In!

It’s summer and that means it’s time to head to your favorite lake or pond. What better way to kick things off than to take part in the annual Secchi Dip-In? You’re invited to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month in July by participating in the 2019 Secchi Dip-In! This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Dip-In and the 154th anniversary of the first use of the Secchi disk by Father Pietro Angelo Secchi. We’re making changes to update the Secchi Dip-In website and database, so please note other ways you can contribute to the database while we work to complete online forms for the new Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS). ...

Giving Tuesday: 11/28/17

This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, NALMS is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. This year, NALMS has decided to focus on our amazing citizen science program, the Secchi Dip-In! ...

Take the 2017 SDI Participant Survey!

YOU'RE INVITED to tell us what you think by taking a survey (11 multiple choice questions & 2 comment boxes)! Identification and prioritization of improvements depends on your feedback.   THANK YOU for your interest and participation in past Secchi Dip-In activities! Your participation gathering water transparency measurements is an invaluable part of the effort to monitor lakes around the world.

NPR’s Here & Now Highlighted National Lake Appreciation Month

Steve Lundt, a Water Quality Scientist (Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Colorado, USA) and a NALMS Certified Lake Manager (CLM), participated in an NPR Here & Now segment (aired around 1:45 pm on July 13th, 2017) highlighting National Lake Appreciation Month & the Secchi Dip-In!   If you'd like to hear audio from the segment (approximately 9 minutes, 18 seconds), visit http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/07/13/favorite-lakes   The photo of the Secchi disk used on the segment's website was provided by current Secchi Dip-In Program intern, Vanessa Snyder.

NOTICE: Website Data Submission Temporarily Unavailable

Hello Secchi Dip-In Volunteers,   Thank you to all volunteers who alerted us about issues submitting data via the Secchi Dip-In website! Late Monday evening, it was determined all accounts are currently unable to submit data to the Secchi Dip-In website. The company managing our website-database interface has been contacted and we are waiting for a response.   Currently, three options exist for data submission: Sign up for and submit your information using the GLEON Lake Observer App. Training videos for downloading and using the app to submit data to the Secchi Dip-In can be found at https://www.lakeobserver.org/guide. ...

RELEASED: Step-By-Step Guide for Data Submission

Data-Submission FAQ   A step-by-step guide for data submission has been posted!  The guide can be found on the Participate page and screen shots are included to make the data-submission process (via the Secchi Dip-In Website) as painless as possible.   You may also submit data while in the field, via the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network’s (GLEON) Lake Observer App. Lake Observer provides video guides for using the Lake Observer App.  Please, submit via the app or the Secchi Dip-In website, not both!   Questions and comments are always welcome. E-mail secchidipin@nalms.org.