2023 joint Maine lakes Conference: Together for healthy lakes

Saturday, June 17, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

China Lake Conference Center, 255 Neck Road, China, ME

Hosted by Maine Lakes and Lake Stewards of Maine

Join us for a full day of learning the latest news and information about Maine’s lakes and networking with others who work to keep our lakes clean and healthy.

Keynote Speaker: Tony Sutton, University of Maine, Assistant Professor, Native American Programs and Cooperative Extension

Plenary Speaker: Community Resiliency Partnerships and What They Mean for Lake Protection, Governor’s Office of Policy and Innovation Futures

Afternoon Sessions and Workshops include presentations on fisheries, septics and soils, mercury, loons, native plants, cyanobacteria and much more, plus themed boat tours and native plant seed ball building. Details will be posted here as they become available.

Click HERE to view the full schedule.

We will also be hosting a silent auction to benefit both organizations, loaded with great items for any lake lover.

Door Prize: Full Kayak Package

We are grateful to L.L. Bean for a generous donation of a full kayak package valued at $1,000 as our door prize drawing. All attendees will be included but must be present to win.

Silent Auction

There will also be a silent auction. Maine Lakes and Lakes Stewards of Maine are currently accepting in-kind donations for the silent auction. For more information on how you or a business can donate, please click here.

Conference merchandise available online only!

Order Merchandise Now

In an effort to reduce inventory and allow conference attendees to select from six styles of shirts, and several color and size options, we will be launching a Bonfire merchandise campaign before the conference. The first campaign is open now and will end on May 4. Your orders will be shipped directly to you 7-14 days after the close of the campaign. We may run another campaign if there is interest.

Gray Sweatshirt with Maine Lakes Conference Logo

annual maine lakes conference Sponsors

Thank you to Hammond Lumber Company, L.L. Bean, Lakepoint Real Estate, Maine Deptartment of Environmental Protection, China Lake Association, The Breathable Home, Ecological Instincts, Gross Minsky & Mogul, P.A., New England Milfoil, Mr. Lakefront, FB Environmental, CD3 Systems, OceanView at Falmouth, Norway Savings Bank, Tabers Restaurant and Golf and Barefoot Bay for their generous support towards the conference.

If your business would like to become a sponsor of the conference, click HERE for more information. Thank you!

Did you miss any of the presentations from our Wedneday Webinar series in lieu of our Annual Maine Lakes Conference from 2020 - 2023. If so, you're in luck. For videos from our 2020 series, HERE; for videos from 2021, click HERE; and for videos from 2022, click HERE.