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Title: The Third Annual MiCorps Conference proceedings are now available online
The Third Annual MiCorps Conference proceedings are now available online!

Please visit the MiCorps Third Annual Conference Proceedings webpage to access the conference program, presentations and related documents.

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The third annual conference was held October 15 - 16, 2007 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Higgins Lake, Michigan. The conference featured presentations from regional experts and provided training for both beginning and advanced monitoring programs.  In addition, representatives from MiCorps and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality reviewed trends in water quality in Michigan and discussed the role that volunteer monitoring data plays in supporting water quality protection efforts in Michigan.

Pete Jackson, Volunteer Monitoring Coordinator for U.S. EPA’s Midwest Region 5, presented the keynote address. He provided a regional perspective on volunteer monitoring and discussed key issues facing volunteer monitoring programs, including program sustainability and volunteer retention.

MiCorps hosts an annual conference each fall to report on volunteer monitoring activity in the state. For more information about the conference, please contact Beth Johnson, MiCorps staff, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, ejohnson@glc.org.  For more information about the MiCorps program, contact Jo Latimore, Huron River Watershed Council, jlatimore@hrwc.org, 734-769-5123, ext. 14.

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The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) was created through an executive order by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs. For more information about the MiCorps program, please visit http://www.micorps.net.