Past President, Maine Lakes
The terms “fishable and swimmable” have special meaning for Dr. Peter Kallin as he learned to fish from his mother’s lap before he could walk and learned to swim on the end of a long rope while learning to walk along the beaches of Lake Michigan. A graduate of Harvard College, he holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University and is a retired US Naval officer where he did “Hunt for Red October” from P-3 ASW surveillance planes. He has also been a consulting wetland scientist, a university water resources extension specialist, and a professional watershed manager. He spent five years as the Executive Director of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance and now serves on the board of the BRCA, President of the Board of the Maine Lakes Society, and as a volunteer invasive plant and water quality monitor for VLMP. He is on the Maine Land Trust Network (MLTN) Steering committee and is a “Fish Friends” volunteer for the Atlantic Salmon Federation. He has also served on various DEP stakeholder groups including the recent gravel road and shoreland zoning reviews. Peter also serves on the board of the newly formed 7 Lakes Alliance for the Belgrade Watershed. An avid outdoorsman, Pete fishes, hunts, fishes, and lives on Long Pond in Rome, Maine.