Lake Protector Corps

Join the Lake Protector Corps 

Since 1998, hundreds of volunteers have learned how to identify, survey, and record data about aquatic invasive plants and animals impacting Adirondack lakes. Every summer, APIPP hosts a number of trainings and orientations (in-person and online) to prepre folks to get out on the water. Follow our social media, get on our listserv, or explore our events calendar to know when the next Lake Protector Corps training is taking place. Once trained, select an Adirondack water body of interest to track plant growth throughout the summer. Adopt part of a waterbody, one lake, or several! The survey season runs July through September and then submit data to APIPP's Aquatic Invasive Species staff

Below are all the past trainings, identification guides, survey protocols, and adoption map tools you need to get involved. 

Questions? Reach out to APIPP's Aquatic Invasive Species Staff today

GENERAL VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Adirondack Lake Adoption Map (Available until Fall 2021)

2021 Lake Protector Corps Volunteer Manual (Updated for 2021)

Lake Survey Protocol (Updated for 2021)

Invasive Species ID Cards (Updated for 2021)

Workshop Slides - Part 1: Species Identification

Workshop Slides - Part 2: Citizen Science Survey Methods

2021 TRAINING VIDEOS 

Part 1: Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

Part 2: Citizen Science Survey Methods

DATA RECORDING AND REPORTING TOOLS

IF USING PAPER DATA SHEETS

2021 Lake Monitoring Data Sheets (to print and fill out for every individual lake survey)

2021 AIS Observation Data Sheet (to print and fill out during surveys ONLY when aquati invasive species are observed)

Microsoft Form Link (for entering your analogue data online when back from the field)

IF DOWNLOADING AND USING DIGITAL TOOLS IN THE FIELD

Sign up for iMapInvasives Online (find your Person ID # and sign up for Project name "APIPP Volunteer Lake Survey Project")

Download Survey 123 Field App for AndroidiPhone (or GPS enabled tablet)

Download Simple Aquatic Survey (Use the device enabled with Survey 123 Field App)

Tipsheets for signing up for iMapInvasives

Tipsheets for downloading and navigating Simple Aquatic Survey