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Oakland County lakes to get environmental and invasive monitoring in 2018

From: Metrotimes.com

This year, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners is partnering with a Michigan environmental group to pursue something called the Oakland County Healthy Lakes Initiative.

The board and its health division will join forces with the Michigan Clean Water Corps to monitor the water quality at inland lakes and to help educate the county’s residents about the special problems facing their riparian paradise. It’s something the Clean Water Corps has a lot of experience with via its Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, which has been going since 1974. The activities are pretty simple: From mid-May through mid-September, volunteers take weekly samples and conduct a survey of aquatic invasive plants.

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