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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.

Maine Calling - Maine Public

Maine lakes on Maine Calling: The rolE of maine's lakes

Click here to listen in as Susan Gallo, Executive Director of Maine Lakes, and Melissa Genoter, research assistant, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, talk with Jennifer Rooks about the role lakes play in the state's economy. They discuss the health of Maine's lakes and ecosystems, and how lakes serve as the centerpiece for some communities, boost tourism and outdoor recreation, and provide clean water.  

Survey 123

installing and using survey123 for Lakesmart evaluations

 Join Becky Schaffner, GIS Coordinator, Maine DEP for this online training May 14 at 5:00pm on Zoom.  This is the second of two online training sessions. Becky will bring you up to speed on our electronic data entry system, Survey123. She’ll walk through how to install the program on your mobile device and how to enter and submit Evaluation data into the app. The event is free but registration is required Click here to register.

2024 Lake Conference

This year’s conference, co-hosted with Lake Stewards of Maine will be held on Friday, June 21st at the University of Maine, Farmington. 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. Registration is closed as we are at capacity. Click here to add your name to our waitlist.

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

Read our 2023 e-newsletters here or check out our newsletter archive for past issues.

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