Lakes Lay Monitoring Program

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Watchers of the Water


We are scientists, students, researchers and volunteers dedicated to the preservation and sound management of lakes through citizen-based monitoring and research. We provide valuable data on the lakes of New Hampshire, broad community service, local empowerment and a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and employment for students.  

The Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP)  is administered jointly through the UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Program Team and the Center for Freshwater Biology at the University of New Hampshire.

Become a Lakes Lay Monitoring Volunteer


Articles

Appreciating the beauty, wonder and resiliency of the Granite State
Appreciating the beauty, wonder and resiliency of the Granite State Learn More
Blue-green algae poses a threat to public health and the environment; professional and citizen scientists in New Hampshire are taking action
Blue-green algae poses a threat to public health and the environment; professional and citizen scientists in New Hampshire are taking action Learn More
Staff and volunteers reflect on the value of citizen science for NH
Staff and volunteers reflect on the value of citizen science for NH Learn More

Resources

NH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program produces lake reports every year to share the valuable data collected by volunteers throughout the state. The lake rep... Learn More
Each year, over 250 of your fellow seasonal and year-round New Hampshire residents collect water quality measurements on nearby lakes, ponds, and stre... Learn More