Become a Friend of the VLMP!

MikeCloutierEnterDataThe VLMP is a uniquely volunteer-powered organization. Most VLMP volunteers are committed to the critically important task of monitoring the health of Maine lakes. But there are many other off-the-water tasks that need to be done in order to keep the entire statewide lake monitoring enterprise moving forward. As the VLMP grows, these essential behind-the-scenes tasks are also increasingly being shared by our volunteers.

Friends of the VLMP are lending their time, talents and creativity to help us build and maintain one of the largest and most active citizen-based lake monitoring programs in the nation. With their much needed and greatly valued help, the VLMP is better able toLewMowing2RevWeb meet the demands of Maine’s ever-growing statewide network of volunteer lake monitors.

Interested? We are eager to help YOU find and/or expand your special niche in the VLMP. We can use help with a wide range of seasonally variable tasks, from data entry and assembling bulk mailings, to helping with yard work and making repairs to the property. Please contact us today to learn more!




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.