Lakes as Sentinels of Change

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.

 


 



 

Sentinels of Change

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
1:00
1:55
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
2:00
2:55
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
TBD
3:00
3:30
Silent Auction

 

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 

 

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