Conference Archive

In light of COVID-19, Maine Lakes has taken the content of our 2020 in-person conference and created a series of weekly Wednesday webinars. As these webinars happen, we will record the event and post a link to that recording here. Please check here for a schedule of remaining webinars, or check back to this page frequently to see all the recordings. Questions? Call (207) 495-2301 or email info@mainelakessociety.org.


Your Loon Questions Answered (Recorded April 29, 2020)

Join Jim Paruk, Mark Pokras and Tracy Hart for a Q&A session that will cover all you ever wanted to know about loons in Maine. Click HERE to watch the recording.

Q&A: Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.


Creative Ways to Broaden Your Lake Association Audience (Recorded May 6, 2020)

Join Jeremy Cluchey, Communications Director for The Nature Conservancy in Maine to talk 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. Recorded May 6, 2020.

Q&A: Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.


Loon Mortality and Human Attitudes (Recorded May 13, 2020)

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.

Q&A: Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.

Presentation: Click HERE to view or print a copy of Brooke’s slides.


Optical Brighteners, Septic Systems, and Lakes (Recorded May 20, 2020)

Join Dr. Ben Peierls, Research Director at Lakes Environmental Association, to learn more 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.

Q&A: Click HERE for written responses to the many questions asked during the webinar.


Native Plants for LakeSmart Landscaping (Recorded May 27, 2020)

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


Citizens on the Front Line of Lake Monitoring and Protection (Recorded June 3, 2020)

Join Scott Williams and Roberta Hill from Lake Stewards of Maine for a discussion of 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.


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.