Individuals and organizations across the province volunteer to help support the Lake Partner Program.
In early winter, each volunteer receives a kit that contains the materials needed to take water samples and measure water clarity in the upcoming sample season.
The number of samples a volunteer must take depends on whether his/her lake is on the Canadian Shield.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum of six (monthly) water clarity observations using a Secchi disk.
Volunteers send their samples and measurements to the Dorset Environmental Science Centre (postage is paid by the ministry).
If you are interested in becoming a Lake Partner Program volunteer, please complete and submit this online program registration form, or fill out the printable form and mail or fax it to the Dorset Environmental Science Centre.
Dorset Environmental Science Centre
Box 39, Dorset, ON
1-800-470-8322 (in Ontario)
1-705-766-1294 (outside Ontario)