A LakeSmart Message from Senator Susan Collins

Senator Susan Collins and her husband, Tom Daffron, are pictured at their Cold Stream Pond home as they receive the LakeSmart Award from Jim Fenwood, LakeSmart Coordinator for Cold Stream Pond. Maggie Shannon, LakeSmart Program Manager for the Maine Lakes Society, is at right.

“My husband and I love spending time at Cold Stream Pond and enjoy kayaking, swimming, and relaxing at our seasonal camp. Our Maine lakes are very special to many people, and it is important that we protect these treasures for future generations.
LakeSmart is a free, voluntary conservation program of the Maine Lakes Society designed to inform camp owners about ways we can help keep our lakes clear and clean by preventing runoff from flowing into the water. I learned about LakeSmart from one of my neighbors and invited a LakeSmart coordinator to our camp.

I was delighted with the information I received on the relatively simple steps that we can take to help maintain the crystal-clear waters of Cold Stream Pond. I am also pleased that our camp qualified to receive the LakeSmart designation with the LoonSmart decal. LakeSmart’s recommendations to property owners will help ensure that all those who live and vacation on the lake will enjoy its beauty for years to come.”

– Senator Susan Collins