46th Annual Maine Lakes Conference

2016 Maine Lakes Conference logo for web pageSaturday, June 25, 2016 at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

This year we looked to the future of Maine lakes monitoring and protection, and the myriad ways citizens can get involved in lakes protection.  Our Keynote Speaker, Holly Ewing of Bates College, introduced us to the latest research on Gloeotrichia blooms and GLEON, the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, which is helping scientists and citizens alike better understand and communicate the way lakes are responding to our changing climate.

Additional Workshops included:

  • Cyanotoxins and Maine’s developing Public Alert System for Harmful Algal Blooms
  • What’s that stuff in the water? The appearance of metaphyton and other algae in our lakes and ponds
  • Long term, statewide collaborative lake monitoring efforts 
  • Special guest Friends of Lake Winnecook
  • The latest “Get Smart” tips from LakeSmart and StreamSmart
  • Hands on instruction with lake monitoring technology
  • Our new partnership with Maine Audubon’s Loon Program
  • Creative tools for translating water quality data into meaningful communications
  • Fisheries restoration and impacts on wildlife
  • Lunchtime breakouts: Council of Lake Associations, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Invasive Plant Monitoring FAQ’s

Conference Program (pdf)

Conference Program  (web)

Conference Sponsors

More presentations will be posted soon!

Creative and Effective Tools for Translating Water Data 2016
Laura Diemer, FB Environmental Associates

Sieze the Data
Linda Bacon, Maine DEP

Lake Fact Sheets: Report Cards for Watershed Stakeholders
Paul Hunt, Portland Water District

Creative Ways to Tell the Data Story
Esperanza Stancioff, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant

FMI: Cheryl Daigle, Executive Director
cpdaigle@mainelakessociety.org  Phone: 207-817-3360