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 Saturday, June 25, 2016

Conference Program updated 6-02-16 (pdf)       Conference Program  (web)

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Join us at the 46th Annual Maine Lakes Conference! This year we look to the future of Maine lakes monitoring and protection, and the myriad ways citizens can get involved in lakes protection.  Our Keynote Speaker, Holly Ewing of Bates College, will introduce us to the latest research on Gloeotrichia blooms and GLEON, the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, which is helping scientists and citizens alike better understand and communicate the way lakes are responding to our changing climate.

 Additional Workshops include:

  • Cyanotoxins and Maine’s developing Public Alert System for Harmful Algal Blooms
  • What’s that stuff in the water? The appearance of metaphyton and other algae in our lakes and ponds
  • Long term, statewide collaborative lake monitoring efforts 
  • Special guest Friends of Lake Winnecook
  • The latest “Get Smart” tips from LakeSmart and StreamSmart
  • Hands on instruction with lake monitoring technology
  • Our new partnership with Maine Audubon’s Loon Program
  • Creative tools for translating water quality data into meaningful communications
  • Fisheries restoration and impacts on wildlife
  • Nature Journaling   ~   Art Exhibit
  • Lunchtime breakouts: Council of Lake Associations, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Invasive Plant Monitoring FAQ’s

The annual conference will be at the fabulous Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity, Maine.  FMI: Cheryl Daigle, Executive Director

Email: cpdaigle@mainelakessociety.org  Phone: 207-817-3360