Invasive Plant Patrollers start out at the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program’s Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol training workshops. Below are instructions and field sheets used by Invasive Plant Patrol monitors.
The goal of the IPP Certification Program is to encourage and support individual and group commitment to annual collection and submission of invasive aquatic plant screening survey data. To become a Certified Plant Patroller you must have participated in at least one Introductory IPP workshop (or equivalent training), complete the questionnaire (only the portions that apply) and sign the statement of commitment. The VLMP will provide all certified patrollers with standardized field sheets and an ID card.
Instructions for Invasive Plant Patrol Surveys
Survey Field Sheets
Notice: Do Not Print Field Sheets on Inkjet Printers. There is a good chance your forms will get wet and inkjet printing runs when wet. Please use a laser printer or contact the VLMP office and we will gladly mail you extra data forms.
Screening/Mapping Survey Field Form Instructions – Directions for properly filling out your screening or mapping survey field form
Suspicious Species Forms
Please help us estimate the value of the contribution made by VLMP Water Quality Monitors and Invasive Plant Patrollers to the monitoring and protection of Maine waters. Use this sheet (front and back) to track any time and expenses related to your monitoring and lake stewardship activity. Word Document PDF Document
You’re individual Lake Page will help you find information about your lake, including water quality data, depth maps, volunteer lists and certification numbers, past plant surveys and a link to local weather.