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July 8, 2024



I- Water Quality Program

Upcoming WQ Workshops

Next WQ Technical Session

Cyanobacteria bloom reports 

II- Aquatic Invasive Species Program 

Upcoming AIS Workshops

IPP Travel Team Opportunity

Field Guide Supplemental Booklet

2024 AIS Screening Forms Available

AIS Recordings Available

III- Partners, Colleagues and Collaborators

IV- Office Hours


Water Quality Program


To learn more about LSM's Water Quality Program, please visit our website.

Upcoming Water Quality Workshops


We have a few spaces still available in our upcoming water quality workshops, please contact us at the office to schedule your participation.

📍Long Pond in Princeton -- 7/11 -- Morning

📍Nickerson Lake in New Limerick -- 7/12 - Morning

📍Auburn Lake in Auburn -- 7/16 - Late Afternoon

📍Crescent in Raymond -- 7/23 - Late Morning

📍Georges Pond in Franklin -- 7/25 - Late Morning


Our complete list of 2024 Water Quality Workshops is available on our website!


As a current volunteer that is interested in participating, please send an email to stewards@lakestewardsme.org, or call to speak with Jonnie at 207-783-7733.


As a completely new volunteer, please contact us using this form.

Learn More



Water Quality Technical 

Check-in Session


 July 10th at 12:30PM


See you there!

Register Here

Aphanizomenon flosaquae near surface of water (c) Ryan Bart–some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)

Aphanizomenon flosaquae (c) Ryan Bart–some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)

Have You Noticed Algae on

Your Lake?


Rain transporting polluted stormwater and warm water temperatures can lead to increased algae on a lake. If you observe algae like in the images above, please let us know or use the EPA BloomWatch app. Keep a clear glass jar on your boat for taking samples and take photos both up close and of the entire impacted area.


For more examples of cyanobacteria, check out these resources:



Aquatic Invasive Species Program


To learn more about LSM's Aquatic Invasive Species Program, please visit our website.

For any questions related to IPP workshops, registration, or the aquatic invasive species program, please email stewards@lakestewardsme.org.

Upcoming AIS Workshops



📍 July 9 - Plant Paddle

Rangeley Lake, Rangeley, 10 am - 1 pm

📍 July 10 - Plant Paddle

Webber Pond, Bremen, 10 am - 1 pm

📍 July 12 - Live Plant ID

Weld, 1 pm - 4 pm

📍 July 16 - Live Plant ID

New Gloucester, 9 am - 12 pm


📍 July 18 - Live Plant ID, New Limerick, 1 pm - 4 pm

📍 July 19 - Live Plant ID, Presque Isle, 9 am - 12 pm


For a full schedule visit our website!

Register Here

Travel Team Opportunity


Wesserunsett Survey RESCHEDULED for August 2.


Due to forecasted fog, rain, and potential thunderstorms,

the survey of Lake Wesserunsett scheduled for this

Thursday, July 11 has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, August 2.


We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please email  stewards@lakestewardsme.org for

questions or to assist with the survey on its rescheduled date.


Travel Team Information

Field Guide Supplemental Booklet now available


The Supplemental Booklet for the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants is now available.


This resource features detailed information and photos of the four new aquatic invasive species which were added to Maine's watch-list in 2023: giant salvinia, swollen bladderwort, starry stonewort, and water soldier. The Supplemental Booklet also features an updated key, which corresponds to the rest of the field guide.


The Supplemental Booklet can be purchased for $10 on its own, or as a complete set with the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants for $45. This publication is printed on waterproof paper, and can be inserted into the original guide.


Anybody completing a new Tier 2 IPP Certification will receive a complimentary copy of the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants and the Supplemental Booklet. Those who are re-certifying for Tier 2 will also receive a complimentary Supplemental Booklet. Bulk orders of 25 Supplemental Booklets or more are eligible for a 10% discount.


Please contact 207-783-7733 or stewards@lakestewardsme.org to order copies. 


For a PDF download of the Supplemental Booklet, click in the button below.

Download PDF

2024 Invasive Aquatic Plant Screening Forms

Now Available Online


An updated version of the Invasive Aquatic Plant (IAP) Screening Survey Documentation Form is now available on our website. This useful data form is comparable to the updated fields on the 2024 update for Survey123.


Download the PDF of the 2024 Screening Survey form:

2024 IAP Form

The common name form is currently available online.

Scientific name forms will be available soon.

Recordings Available!






🌿 Survey123 for IPPers


🌿 IPP 101 - Completion of an accompanying Review Quiz is required for those seeking Tier 2 IPP Certification. The quiz is available HERE.


Notice from our Partners, Colleagues and Collaborators

 

If you have any questions regarding these notices, please reach out to them directly.


Watershed Manager Job Posting - Auburn Water & Sewer District

Office Hours



Monday - Friday

8:30 AM -4:30 PM


We recommend calling ahead,

(207) 783-7733.

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kindly click on the button below. Thank you!

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