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!

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
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 secchidipin@nalms.org.

DIP-IN SAMPLING BASICS
-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.