A new state-wide pilot program for lake monitoring, that initially involved nine (9) High School Science Departments, began in Year 2001. The program centered around building relationships between local lake associations and local high schools in Michigan. In the Fall of 2002, the program was expanded and five (5) more high school/lake association partnerships were added to the lake monitoring program. In addition, the program was expanded to include a stream monitoring component. Grant funds from the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation have been secured to conduct both programs. Randy Cook, from TriCounty High School, is directing the lake monitoring program and Jeff Kalember, from Gaylord High School, is directing the stream monitoring program. Both programs are administered through the ML&SA . Monitoring equipment has been, and continues to be, purchased for each High School selected to participate in the respective programs. Mr. Cook wrote a manual to educate students about lake monitoring and use of the lake monitoring equipment . Mr. Kalember has written manuals and provides training to participants in the stream monitoring program. The schools involved in both programs are networked through the ML&SA web server.