Colorado Lake & Reservoir Management Association
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Get Involved!
  • Become a CLRMA member – students are free and members receive a discount for all CLRMA events
  • Present at a fall or spring luncheon
  • Attend one of our many networking events
  • Join the Board of Directors

Category 1-year 2-year 3-year
Students Free
Lake Volunteer Free
Individual $20 $35 $50
Organization (up to 5 individuals) $85 $140 $170
Joint CLRMA and NALMS membership $85

Nominate a colleague for a CLRMA Award! Submit your nomination to

Secchi Disk Award
Participation, support, and contributions to CLRMA

Special Recognition Award
Exceptional behind the scenes work

Friend of CLRMA Award
Support of CLRMA

Lake Management Award
Exceptional lake management work to improve lake water quality conditions

Student Award
Student participation, support, and contributions to CLRMA

Outstanding Committee Chair Award
Excellence in leading committee activities

What is a Lake Volunteer?

Is there a special lake you'd like to be a spokesperson for? Ever wondered whether your favorite fishing hole is improving or not? Interested in getting the kids outdoors? Become a lake monitoring volunteer under CLRMA’s Colorado Volunteer Lake Monitoring (CLRM) program.

Volunteers receive free sampling training and free CLRMA membership. All sampling supplies are provided. Sampling from a boat is preferred but not required, volunteers are requested to sample twice monthly between June – September. Data collected by volunteers provide a foundation for making lake management decisions.

Colorado Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program

The purpose of the Colorado Volunteer Lake Monitoring (CVLM) program is to seek to improve the understanding of lake and reservoir conditions in Colorado and to help protect and improve lake and reservoir water quality conditions. The information generated from this program will help educate people and supplement the State-collected water quality data with credible volunteer-collected data.

There are three goals to the CVLM program:

  1. Stewardship - Educate the public about lake and watershed issues
  2. Quality - Provide creditable data and information to State and local agencies
  3. Awareness - Develop more public appreciation for Colorado's lakes & reservoirs

Volunteer Handbooks and Resources

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