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February 26,2024

I- WQ Technical Check-In Session

II- Calling All Experts!

III- 2024 Internship Opening

IV- Submit Your Ice-In Data

V- Webinar Series with Maine Lakes

VI- From our Partners...

VII- Office Hours

Water Quality Technical Check-In Session

Session TODAY! 

Bring your questions for an engaging discussion on data, cyanobacteria, and state lakes. Explore changing weather conditions and their impact on lakes.

See you Today at 12:30pm!


Are you passionate about preserving the natural beauty of Maine's lakes? Do you have expertise in finance, fundraising, marketing, business, software implementation or human resources? If so, your skills would be greatly appreciated! 

LSM is seeking volunteers to join or provide assistance to various committees, where your professional skills would be invaluable. Your expertise and dedication can greatly contribute to our mission of safeguarding Maine's cherished lakes.

If you're interested in contributing your skills to our cause, please reach out to learn more about volunteer opportunities available, email stewards@lakestewardsme.org.

Thank you for your consideration!

Submit Your Ice-In Data

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Thaw(tful) Insights on Lakes

Webinar Series

A Winter Presentation and Discussion Series

In the upcoming months, Lake Stewards of Maine and Maine Lakes will jointly present an engaging webinar series covering diverse topics related to lakes. Each session will feature a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity for open dialogue and discussion. 

Webinar Schedule


Ice Tracking, February 15, 5:00 pm

Presented by Tristan Taber, LSM staff

▶️ Recording Available HERE

Crayfish Ecology, March 7, 5:00 pm Presented by Dr. Karen Wilson, Associate Research Faculty at the University of Southern Maine

Dr. Wilson will lead an informed and engaging discussion about Maine’s crayfish population.

More webinars to be announced in the coming weeks.

Register- Crayfish

Internship Opportunities for 2024!

Apply Now!

Deadline: March 17th

Notice from our Partners, Colleagues and Collaborators

If you have any questions regarding this program, please reach out to them directly.

Small "Backyard" Farm Workshop 

Date: March 13, 2024

Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm

Location: China Town Office, 571 Lakeview Dr., South China, ME 

Hosted by Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District 


Jeff Dennis from Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) will be speaking about common water quality issues arising from small farms and the best management practices to address these issues.

Chuck Penny from Maine Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be showcasing NRCS programs that provide cost-share and technical assistance for the installation of these practices.

This workshop is geared towards small scale, “backyard” farms in the China Lake region who are interested in improving the health and sustainability of their natural resources. The talk will focus on water quality issues commonly found on small farms, best management practices for managing these issues and programs that provide financial and technical assistance to implement these practices.

Register for this free workshop by emailing laura.lecker@me.nacdnet.net or calling Dale Finseth at the Kennebec Soil & Water Conservation District Office at (207) 480-3927.

Mitchell Center Talks Series

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Maine Water and Sustainability Conference

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | Augusta Civic Center

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 AM -4:30 PM

Closed Fridays

(staff working remotely)

We recommend calling ahead,

(207) 783-7733.

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