Attendees at the 15th Annual MiCORPS Conference report that NO end of the CLMP/VSMP program was announced on November 19, 2019. If the future of the valuable program, was “hopeless” then the conference would have most likely explained how any “shutdown” would be handled. In fact, our Riparian Reporter on location indicated attendees were enthusiastic and all were making plans to monitor lakes and streams in 2020.
MLSA is encouraged that funding for the second longest Citizen Scientist/Volunteer Monitoring Program in the USA remains a possibility in 2020. Nothing “official” about 2020 funding has been announced, so we all must wait and hope for a positive development.
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Submitted by: Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director