LAKES AS SENTINELS OF CHANGE
The idea that lakes integrate signals from the environment is hardly new. Massive fish kills in our nation’s most polluted waters prompted passage of the Clean Water Act forty years ago, and lake managers routinely scan monitoring results to determine where federal funds should be directed and to decide what remediation is called for. Today’s global climate change discussions are advancing our understanding of Lakes as Sentinels in new directions.
Recent studies by the University of Maine Climate Institute and the University of Maine at Farmington have looked at physical and biological indicators in our lakes to gain knowledge about our changing climate. How much earlier is ice out occurring in our lakes? What signals are lakes sending us about the effects of extremely variable weather, including more frequent and intense storms, longer periods of drought, hotter temperatures and less snowmelt? How will these changes affect the breeding success of our beloved Common Loon? Can LakeSmart help protect our lakes from unwanted change? Is your lake’s water quality monitoring program capturing all the information you might want to have?
· Learn about the new Maine Lakes Society
· Meet our new Executive Director!
· Have a “go” at our great auction items!
· Take home a bloomin’ door prize!
43rd MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE!
Saturday, June 22, 2013. 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Diamond Building, Colby College, Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine
The Maine Lakes Society is the sole sponsor of the MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE, a service for Maine lakes communities and all who use and love Maine lakes.
What Do Lakes Reveal about Climate Change?
43rd Annual MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Diamond Building, Colby College Waterville, Maine
REGISTRATION FEE FOR MEMBERS IS JUST $25.00 AND INCLUDES BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND ALL MATERIALS!
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Conference Preview
MC Senator Thomas Saviello
8:45 – 9:10 am New Directions for Maine COLA
Steve Kahl, President, Maine COLA
9:10 – 10:00 am Lakes as Sentinels and Integrators of Climate Change
Dr. Dan Buckley, University of Maine Farmington/COLA Science Advisor
Dr. Julia Dailey, University of Maine Farmington
10:00 – 10:20 am Happenings in Augusta
Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director, NRCM
10:20 – 10:50 am Break & Student Posters/Vendor Session
10:50 – 11:50 am More on New Directions for COLA/Annual Meeting
11:50 – 1:00 pm Lunch
Box Lunch and Networking in the Diamond Building
1:00 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Sessions
|Time||What’s in the Water?||Proactive Lake Protection||Maine Lakes & Climate Change|
|Monitoring Your Lake-
Beyond the Secchi Disk Reading
Colin Holm, LEA
|How to be LakeSmart in 2013
Maggie Shannon, COLA
|Climate Change and Maine Lakes
Roy Bouchard, COLA
|Nutrient Enrichment & Toxic Algae Blooms
Dr. Jim Haney, UNH
|Gravel Road Management Plans & Federal Changes to 319
Josh Platte, KCSWCD
Norm Marcotte, Maine DEP
|Climate Change and Loons
Silent Auction Winners will be Announced and Contacted at a Later Date if Necessary Happy Summer!
*Silent Auction Items Will Be on Display All Day! Please support Maine COLA