Lacamas Watershed Council's
Phytoplankton Monitoring Network Team
Citizen scientists working to inform our understanding of conditions in our lake system.
Since early 2021, a dedicated group of citizens have committed to taking water samples at Lacamas Lake weekly, regardless of the weather. Because of the hard work this team has put forth, we have been able to keep a close eye on changes happening within the lake as well as being fast to know when there is the presence of cyanobacteria.
Our data is collected by our team members and compiled by the head of the team, Rodger Hauge. Rodger is a retired botany professor and lends his expertise to our group of citizen scientists. With this leadership, we are able to look at our data as indicators that tell a bigger story of the lake's true conditions.
In 2022, we will be expanding our sampling to include a survey of macroinvertebrates as well as additional chemistry markers.