Healthy Lakes Initiative

A man holds a seaweed-covered lake monitor on the deck of a boat

Water is one of our greatest natural resources and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners recognizes the critical importance of monitoring and protecting our local lakes. In 2018, the Board and the Oakland County Health Division partnered with the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) to provide Oakland County residents with free training and equipment to monitor water quality in local lakes via the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP). The CLMP has been an integral component of Michigan's inland lake monitoring for over 40 years. 

More than 75 Oakland County lakes participated in lake monitoring as part of the pilot program. Remaining funds from 2018 are being used to fund lake monitoring this summer at little or no cost to participants. 

Check out CLMP's full report on Oakland County's participation in 2018:

For more information about the CLMP, please email Paul Steen at or call (734) 769-5123 x 601.