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April 2nd,2024

I- We are Hiring!

II- MeterFest

III- 2024 Lake Conference

IV- Webinar Series with Maine Lakes

V- Open Registration: IPP In Person Workshops

VI- IPP 101

VII- Survey 123

VIII- WQ Workshops

IX- WQ Spring Email

X- WQ Technical Check-In Session

XI- Ice-Out

XII- From our Partners...

XIII- Office Hours

We are Hiring!

Join the team at Lake Stewards of Maine!

We're seeking a passionate Development Coordinator to help drive our mission forward.

If you're enthusiastic about conservation and skilled in fundraising, this could be the perfect fit for you!

Apply now and be part of our efforts to protect Maine's beautiful lakes.

Apply Now

MeterFest 2024

Do you have a dissolved oxygen meter?

Send it into the LSM & Maine DEP MeterFest. LSM and DEP staff will inspect and calibrate meters for FREE!!! Regional drop off locations, further details, and the form that you will need to complete is available on our website.

All meters brought to the Penobscot Soil & Conservation District office need to be there by 12 PM on April 9, 2024. All meters dropped off at Maine DEP Augusta office or the LSM office need to be there by 4 PM on April 10, 2024.

Learn More

2024 Lake Conference

Lake Conference

Friday, June 21st, 2024

University of Maine, Farmington

Register here

📌IMPORTANT: If paying online, please note that the payment processor is Paypal. You will receive 3 emails after payment. 

1. Your registration with ticket information.

2. Your payment receipt from Paypal.

3. Promotional invitation to activate a Paypal account (Optional, it does not impact your registration.)

Thaw(tful) Insights on Lakes

Webinar Series

A Winter Presentation and Discussion

Webinar Schedule

PFAS in Maine Lakes and Rivers, April 11th at 5:00 PM.

Presented by Tom Danielson, Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

✅ Maine’s Newest Aquatic Threats, April 18th, 2024

Presented by Brett Willard LSM's Aquatic Invasive Species Program Director

More webinars to be announced in the coming weeks.

Past webinar recordings are available on our website..

Registration for In-Person IPP Workshops Now Open


Lake Stewards of Maine is happy to announce that registrations for 2024 Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) Workshops are now open. Guests can find and register for this season’s Plant Paddles and Live Plant ID courses in the link below.

Guests will receive more information about these workshops upon registration and as the program dates approach.

All in-person IPP workshops take place between June and August. These workshops are free to the public. LSM would like to thank all of the lake associations, community groups, and volunteers who have been actively involved in the planning of these workshops over the past several months.

For any questions related to IPP workshops, registration, or the aquatic invasive species program, please email

Register Here

Invasive Plant Patrol 101

Lake Stewards of Maine will host an Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) 101 webinar on

Thursday, May 9th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Register Here

Survey123 for IPPers

Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a webinar on Survey123 and its applications for aquatic invasive species (AIS) monitoring on Thursday, May 16 at 2:00 pm.

Survey123 is a powerful and a popular tool that allows volunteers to log accurate lake data in real-time. In this webinar, Becky Schaffner of Maine DEP will teach about Survey123 and its uses for invasive plant patrol (IPP) volunteers. The program will cover how to install the program, data entry, and new changes and updates made to the app in time for the 2024 IPP field season. 

Register Here

Water Quality Workshops!

Attention Lake Stewards Volunteers!

Tentative dates for our upcoming water quality workshops have been posted on

our website!

As a current volunteer that is interested in participating, please send an email to, 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 Spring Email

Attention Lake Stewards Volunteers! Spring is upon us, and it's time to renew our commitment to monitoring water quality in our beloved lakes. Keep an eye out for our upcoming email with essential updates and instructions for this season's monitoring efforts. 🌱

WQ Technical Check-In Session

Monday, April 15 at 13:30

See you there!

Register Here


Please be on the lookout for ice-out conditions. Document your observations using our online form or learn more about ice-out on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact

Click Here

Notice from our Partners, Colleagues and Collaborators

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

Maine Invasive Species Network Meeting - April 11

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22st Annual Maine Summit on Invasive Aquatic Species

Hosted by Lakes Environmental Association and Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Friday, April 26

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

University of Southern Maine

Lewiston-Auburn Campus

From LEA:

"Join us to learn about what is happening in the fight against invasive aquatic species in Maine and for a morning of networking with friends and colleagues."

Register here

Explore job openings from our colleagues who, like LSM, are dedicated to protecting lakes in Maine.

Megunticook Watershed Association

Friends of Cobbossee Watershed

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 AM -4:30 PM

Closed Fridays

(staff working remotely)

April 8 - Office closed

April 15th - Closed in observance of Patriots Day.

We recommend calling ahead,

(207) 783-7733.

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