By Dillon Tabish, 4-27-12
Love to spend time on the lake?
The Northwest Montana Lakes Volunteer Monitoring Network is seeking lake property owners and/or homeowners, summer cabin owners, recreationists and people simply interested in lakes to become volunteer monitors. There are currently 42 lakes in the program, and many are in need of a volunteer.
Volunteers will receive training and equipment to assist in data collection. However, volunteers will need their own boat. Training will be offered in spring and monitoring will begin late spring/early summer of 2012. Volunteers will be asked to monitor their lake(s) twice per month, weather permitting, and will spend one day with the Whitefish Lake Institute staff collecting water chemistry data.
Perspective volunteers are also encouraged to attend the volunteer party May 12 from 4-7 at Lone Pine State Park.
The spring training dates are:
May 12 (Saturday) - 10-11:30 a.m., City Beach, Whitefish
May 13 (Sunday) - 3-4:30 p.m., Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork
May 15 (Tuesday - 4:30 - 6 p.m., City Beach, Whitefish
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