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Join the train headed north for the 47th Annual Maine Lakes Conference!
Explore emerging lake science, learn how to supercharge your lake association, and network with others on the frontlines.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Kathleen Weathers, is helping unravel the mystery of sudden cyanobacterial blooms. She’ll tell how innovative citizen science led to the worldwide science network called GLEON, Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network. Don’t miss her talk, “Ecological Puzzles and a Passion for Lakes: Cyanobacteria, Sensors, Citizens and Scientists.
Distinguished Professor Dr. Ivan Fernandez of the Climate Change Institute and the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, will discuss the Forest to Freshwater Connection, and the role forests play in climate change adaption. Jennifer Jespersen of Ecological Instincts, is known to many of us through her work with lake groups doing watershed restoration. Jen will share how watershed survey projects build strong communities of volunteers united in the common cause of lake protection.
Afternoon workshops are all about supercharging your lake association and building community. Three successful lake associations will provide insider tips on building capacity, fundraising, and community outreach. Other offerings include advice on Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers, Loon Restoration, Improving Water Quality with Alewife Restoration and How Hooked on Fishing Inspires Youngsters, and much, much more!
And don’t forget the 6th Annual Lake Lover’s Raffle! Last year we raffled off 22 prizes, including a kayak package from LL Bean, a trolling motor, and of course Grandpa Pete’s exclusive ales and beer.
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine at Orono