Covid-19 Response

As important as the health of Maine’s lakes is to all of us at Maine Lakes, the health of all those that enjoy the calming influence of these lakes is even more so. In response to this pandemic, our staff are limiting the time we spend together by working remotely from home. Considering our reach is state-wide, we don’t anticipate there will be much disruption to our programming. If LakeSmart trainings cannot happen in person this spring/summer, we will transition to online trainings. And, with our 50th annual Maine Lakes Conference in June, a decision will be made in the coming weeks whether it is a go. We are fortunate that webinars are a great option and we are hoping to utilize this technology to help fill that void. Likewise, a decision about running our Lakes Alive! educational program on a limited basis for 2020 will be made sometime in April.

Many of our programs are funded by grants that we have received, so we continue to work on many great things, including a revision of The Lake Book, reviewing LakeSmart standards, and updating our website and logo in celebration of our 50th anniversary. With that said, we will scale back on some of our efforts to help contain cost, which might include moving to electronic communication for our annual appeal, newsletter, and donation/membership acknowledgements.

While we understand there is much financial uncertainty for many at this time, we encourage our members to renew their annual memberships, and hope that donations to the important work we do will continue to come in. With our limited ability to collect mail, we ask that membership renewals and donations be made online if possible, through our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

For online membership/donation, please click here: https://mainelakessociety.org/donate/

For Lake Association membership information, please click here: https://mainelakessociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-LAKE-ASSOCIATION-RENEWAL.pdf

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason. We will be checking our email and phone messages regularly. We hope you remain safe, socially distant, and that the peace and solitude you find in Maine lakes carries you through this difficult time.