Water Quality Resources

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Annual re-certification is now required on the Secchi Simulator. Your login should be included in your spring packet or contact the VLMP office 783-7733.

Water Quality Workshops

Find a Recertification Workshop near you: Water Quality Workshops

Maine Lakes Report

The Maine Lakes Report summarizes the invasive aquatic plant screening surveys conducted during the year, as well as including information about the VLMP, water quality indicators, and certified monitors.


Lake Pages

Looking for your QA Certification # or Lake MIDAS#?
How about your lake report or depth maps? Check out your individual Lake Page.

You’ll find information about your lake, including water quality data, maps, volunteer lists, past plant surveys and a link to local weather.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program is to help protect Maine lakes through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific information pertaining to lake health. The VLMP trains, certifies and provides technical support to hundreds of volunteers who monitor a wide range of indicators of water quality, assess watershed health and function, and screen lakes for invasive aquatic plants and animals. In addition to being the primary source of lake data in the State of Maine, VLMP volunteers benefit their local lakes by playing key stewardship and leadership roles in their communities.


The VLMP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the collection of information pertaining to lake water quality. For 40 years, trained volunteers throughout Maine have donated their time so that we may all learn more about one of Maine’s most beautiful and important resources — our lakes.