Participate in the 2018 Secchi Dip-In

Help the North America Lake Management Society Celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month - participate in the 2018 Secchi Dip-In!

They THANK the volunteers who have already participated in this year's Secchi Dip-In! Your participation gathering water transparency measurements is an invaluable part of the effort to monitor lakes around the world.

Please note: although the official Dip-In takes place during Lakes Appreciation Month in July, we gladly welcome Secchi data from any time of year!

NALMS would love your help to make the 2018 Secchi Dip-In a success!

ORGANIZE – Work through your local lake or watershed association or use SciStarter to plan a social event. Create and distribute advertisements locally.

PREPARE to take measurements by watching the NALMS' student-produced “How to Take a Secchi Depth” video.

SHARE your activities on social media! Make sure to use our hashtags - #SDI2018, #LakesAppreciation

SUBMIT your data to the Secchi Dip-In Online Database. You can also support lake-monitoring efforts by submitting your data through the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network’s (GLEON) Lake Observer App. Please submit via the app or the Secchi Dip-In website - BUT NOT BOTH!

FEEDBACK – Share your thoughts! E-mail

-A simple outline for training and assisting new samplers!
-Take a Secchi measurement during the month of July.
-Sample as close to midday as possible.
-Record all information in the field.
-After sampling, please enter the data here.
-Share photos! Great ways to share include e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook.