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Maine Lakes Webinars

posted May 2, 2020, 3:44 PM by Tony Touchette   [ updated May 2, 2020, 3:47 PM by Loon Lake Association ]
Dear Loon Lakers,
The Maine Lakes conference is taking place online this year.  The directors encourage all of you to take advantage of their free webinars.  Please review the information listed below.




In light of COVID-19, Maine Lakes has taken the content of our 2020 in-person conference and created a series of weekly Wednesday webinars. All webinars are planned to run for 45 minutes. All are free, but require registration (see below for more information). We hope you can join us for one or all of these exciting, informative and interactive webinars! Questions? Call (207)495-2301 or email info@mainelakessociety.org.

May 6, 4 p.m. – Creative Ways to Broaden Your Lake Association Audience

Join Jeremy Cluchey, Communications Director for The Nature Conservancy in Maine to talk about ways your Lake Association can reach new and different audiences on a shoestring budget, using accessible media tools. Click HERE to register.


May 13, 4 p.m. – Loon Mortality and Human Attitudes

LakeSmart Program Manager Brooke Hafford MacDonald will share findings from her recent graduate work, which combined biology and social science techniques to get a “big picture” understanding of loon conservation in Maine. Click HERE to register.

May 20, 4 p.m. – Optical Brighteners, Septic Systems, and Lakes

Join Dr. Ben Peierls, Research Director at Lakes Environmental Association, to learn more about recent research that uses optical brighteners found in laundry detergent and paper to survey lakes for septic system impacts. Click HERE to register.

May 27, 4 p.m. – Native Plants for LakeSmart Landscaping

Native Plants for LakeSmart Landscaping Join Eric Topper from Maine Audubon as he presents compelling information about the value of native plants, and does a show and tell with native plants that are ideal for shoreline planting. Click HERE to register.


June 3, 4 p.m. – Citizens on the Front Line of Lake Monitoring and Protection

Join Scott Williams and Roberta Hill from Lake Stewards of Maine for a discussion of threats to Maine lakes and the important role of volunteers. Learn more about how you can get involved and join these efforts! Click HERE to register.


June 10, 4 p.m. – Wakeboats: Concerns and Solutions for Potential Lake Degradation

Join Don Griggs from Kezar Lake Watershed Association to hear an informative presentation about the concerns for lake health from wakeboats in shallow water and KLWAs outreach solution to reduce risks. Click HERE to register.


June 17, 4 p.m. – LakeSmart 2020: Q and A for Evaluators and Coordinators

Join Brooke Hafford MacDonald, LakeSmart Program Manager for Maine Lakes, to share your LakeSmart ideas and experiences. This session is meant for past and present LakeSmart Coordinators and Evaluators only. Click HERE to register.


June 20, 9:30 a.m. – Lake Citizen Science: Tools, Opportunities & Challenges

Keynote Speaker: Hilary Snook, Senior Scientist, EPA


New tools and technology are helping citizen science efforts grow by leaps and bounds. Please join our keynote speaker to hear about exciting new citizen science opportunities for monitoring lake health, and how you can get involved.

Before Hilary’s talk, at 9 a.m., please feel free to join us for the Maine Lakes Virtual Annual Meeting to hear updates on Maine Lakes activity, budget, and for members, a vote for new board members and an updated set of bylaws.

Click HERE to register.