Monitoring requirements for the 2021 season are listed below followed by a sign-up form. They currently include COVID-19 safety protocols, as they may still be required at some sites. To participate as a cyanobacteria volunteer monitor, individuals must:
- Have weekly access to a public or private lakeshore location
- LCC’s top priority is to add monitors to these public sites: list and map.
- Sites not listed either already have monitors or are new sites that have never been monitored.
- If you’d like to monitor a new site not listed, please provide the site details in the form below. LCC can only add a few new sites each year and priority will be given to public sites.
- Attend an online training session (approximately two hours for returning monitors, three hours for new monitors)
- Agree to the protocols in the form below.
The 2021 reporting season runs from the week of June 20 through mid-fall. LCC is also happy to train people who aren't able to provide weekly reports but are interested in learning how to recognize cyanobacteria.