2021 CLW Interest Form

CT DEEP is excited to announce the 2021 launch of Connecticut Lake Watch, a statewide volunteer lake and pond water quality monitoring program. Both new and experienced volunteers are welcome!  Please complete this form if you would like to participate. 

During 2021, DEEP will offer a limited number of trainings to new CT Lake Watch volunteers 1) to measure water clarity using a secchi disk and 2) to enter their data into a common online database called Lake Observer.  In addition, DEEP is offering training support to experienced groups interested in uploading their older data to the Lake Observer database.

To learn more about Connecticut Lake Watch please visit https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Water/Inland-Water-Monitoring/Connecticut-Lake-Watch.   If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CT DEEP Volunteer Water Monitoring Program at DEEP.VolunteerWaterMonitoring@ct.gov. 

Connecticut Lake Watch is part of the CT DEEP's Volunteer Water Monitoring Program.  To learn more about our other community-based volunteer water monitoring programs visit https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Water/Inland-Water-Monitoring/Volunteer-Water-Monitoring-Program.

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* 1. Your Name (First and Last)

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* 2. Organization Name (if applicable)

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* 3. Email Address

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* 4. Phone Number (XXX-XXX-XXXX format)

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* 5. Please indicate your general availability for training sessions or CLW related meetings.  In 2021, all sessions will be held via Zoom conferencing.  Please note any limitations to your availability in the comment section.

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* 6. What lake/pond(s) do you plan to monitor in 2021?
Please type the lake name and town(s) where it is located so that we can add it to our database.

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* 7. Do you need to borrow equipment in order to be able to monitor in 2021?  (DEEP has a limited number of secchi disk kits available for loan.)

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* 8. In addition to secchi disk depth readings, do you plan to conduct any additional lake monitoring in 2021? 
(Note: additional monitoring is not required! The 2021 focus of CT Lake Watch will be secchi disk depth readings but we are interested in knowing if your group plans to monitor other parameters on its own.)

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* 9. Are you interested in training to learn how to upload monitoring data from prior years the Lake Observer database?

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* 10. Please use this space for any questions or comments that you would like to submit to the DEEP Volunteer Water Monitoring Program.

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