Volunteer for Clean Water

Clean Water Requires Everyone to do their Part
There are many ways to give back to the environment, and volunteering is a fantastic way.  At SWMO, we have a couple of on-going opportunities, plus occasional volunteer events.  Please bookmark this page and keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities.

Citizen Water Quality Monitoring (CAMP)


Since 2006, the Scott WMO has sponsored a citizen water quality monitoring program to monitor its lakes and streams.  We are always looking for volunteers to fill in, as people’s spare time becomes unavailable from year to year.  If interested in becoming a water quality monitor contact
Becky Groshens, Water Resources Technician.

Become a CAMP volunteer

Volunteer Taking Water Quality Samples

Zebra Mussel Monitoring


Spring of 2017, Scott WMO started a program to monitor monthly for zebra mussels on major lakes in Scott County.  We know Upper and Lower Prior Lakes both have zebra mussels.  Once in a lake they are very costly to remove--both environmentally and economically.  We have just started the program and currently have volunteers.  However, if you are interested in becoming a back up for our volunteers, please contact Becky Groshens.

Adopt a Dock

Zebra Mussels Picture by USFWS

Other Opportunities