WELCOME TO MAINE LAKES

PROTECTING MAINE'S LAKES & PONDS

We are a non-profit, charitable membership organization, and continue to be the clear voice for protection of our most precious freshwater resources and wildlife habitat. We work to support everyone who values and benefits from clean water and healthy lakes in Maine, including lake residents, lake associations, surrounding communities, vacationers and the next generation of lake stewards.

Tracking Ice

Join us on zoom for tracking ice!

Ice coverage is an important metric of climate conditions and a factor in the health of Maine lakes. Tristan Taber from Lake Stewards of Maine will give a brief overview of ice coverage sampling, some of the issues with different methods, and discuss what we are seeing so far based on volunteer collected data. We will open it up for questions and provide for an online dialogue, a time to ask questions and Tristan to display some of the data that has been collected.

Join us February 15, 2024, at 5 PM, the event is free, but registration is required.

Water and Sustainability Conference

water and sustainability conference
march 29th

Maine Lakes is a sponsor of the Water and Sustainability Conference, held at the Augusta Civic Center on March 29th. We would love to see you there! Staff will be presenting in several different sessions, including a session on biodiverse yards and a session where we’ll highlight Maine Lake Talk, our Slack communication channel. We’ll share a more detailed schedule of speakers as soon as it is finalized. In the meantime, check out the conference website, and the list of concurrent sessions.

If you are interested in clean water and a sustainable future, this is a great conference to join. Hope to see you there.

Look Out For Loons 2024

LOOK OUT FOR LOONS 2024 VIRTUAL GATHERING

Join a virtual gathering with Maine Lakes “Look Out for Loons” staff and other loon restoration project partners to hear more about what how you can join a growing team of volunteers who are working to decrease disturbance to nesting loons, and increase their success, by sharing information, actions, and advice to lake users and visitors. You’ll learn about what the program has done in the last year, and the many different options for getting involved. You can become a loon expert and help us all “Look Out for Loons”. Registration free but required. Click on the dates below to register.

Wednesday, April 10, 12-1 pm
Wednesday April 10, 5-6 pm

Save the Date

June 21st, Location TBD

Maine Lakes is excited to be hosting a second joint conference with our colleagues from Lake Stewards of Maine. We believe we can bring the best experience to our members, supporters, and lake advocates when we join forces with an organization that shares so many of our clean lakes values as well as shared members and supporters. This year’s conference will be on Friday, June 21st, location TBD. The day will be focused on the many values of Maine’s lakes, including economical, biological, and ecological perspectives. We are especially excited to share that our keynote speakers will be Adam Daignault, Associate Professor of Forest Policy and Economics, and Melissa Genoter, graduating senior, from UMaine Orono who have both worked on a recent project looking at the economic value of Maine’s Great Ponds. Stay tuned for more information and registration.

KEEPING LAKES HEALTHY: BMP VIDEO SERIES

Installing a Rain Garden
 

INSTALLING A RAIN GARDEN

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INSTALLING A VEGETATIVE BUFFER

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INSTALLING RUBBER RAZORS

Installing Infiltration Steps

INSTALLING INFILTRATION STEPS

LAKESMART

This free voluntary, non-regulatory program helps lakefront homeowners maintain lake-friendly landscapes that reduce pollution and runoff. Learn how to get LakeSmart active on your lake.

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You will join a growing community of people dedicated to keeping Maine’s lakes clean and healthy.

Statement on racism and equality

This is a pivotal time in our culture, when organizations well outside the realm of political and social action must step up and speak to racism. Please read our full Statement on Racism and Equality.

E-Newsletters

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