MAINE LAKES annual CONFERENCe

Our Annual Conference is the biggest event we hold each year…normally. In light of COVID-19, however, Maine Lakes has taken the content of our 2020 in-person conference and created a series of weekly webinars. 

Below are links to watch and read materials from these webinars.

June 20, 2020
Lake Citizen Science: Tools, Opportunities & Challenges

Hilary Snook, Senior Scientist, EPA talks about the new tools and technology that are helping citizen science efforts grow by leaps and bounds. Click HERE to watch the recording.

June 10, 2020
Wakeboats: Concerns & Solutions for Potential Lake Degradation

Don Griggs from Kezar Lake Watershed Association presents the concerns for lake health from wakeboats in shallow water and KLWAs outreach solution to reduce risks. Click HERE to watch the recording.

June 3, 2020
Citizens on the Front Line of Lake Monitoring & Protection

Scott Williams and Roberta Hill from Lake Stewards of Maine discuss 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 watch the recording.

May 27, 2020
Native Plants for LakeSmart Landscaping

Eric Topper from Maine Audubon presents compelling information about the value of native plants for LakeSmart landscaping. Click HERE to watch the recording.

MAY 20, 2020
OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, AND LAKES

Dr. Ben Peierls, Research Director at Lakes Environmental Association, speaks about recent research that uses optical brighteners found in laundry detergent and paper to survey lakes for septic system impacts. Click HERE to watch the recording. Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.

MAY 13, 2020
LOON MORTALITY & HUMAN ATTITUDE

LakeSmart Program Manager Brooke Hafford MacDonald shares her 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 watch the recording. Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar. Click HERE to view or print a copy of Brooke’s slides.

MAY 6, 2020
CREATIVE WAYS TO BROADEN YOUR LAKE ASSOCIATION AUDIENCE

Jeremy Cluchey, Communications Director for The Nature Conservancy in Maine talks about ways your Lake Association can reach new and different audiences on a shoestring budget, using accessible media tools. Click HERE to watch the recording. Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.

APRIL 29, 2020
YOUR LOON QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Jim Paruk, Mark Pokras and Tracy Hart covers all you ever wanted to know about loons in Maine. Click HERE to watch the recording. Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.

Webinar Sponsors

Thank you to FB Environmental, The Breathable Home, Ecological Instincts, Hammond Lumber and CD3 Systems for their generous financial support that helps us bring this webinar series to you at no cost.