Be Loon Smart

LoonSmart Lake Program

Loons need our protection as much as lakes do.


We’ve partnered with Maine Audubon to recognize homeowners whose practices protect loon habitats. Read More in their handout HERE.

Five Ways You Can Help Loon Chicks Survive:

  • Steer clear of loons on the lake especially while chicks are young
  • Fish lead free
  • Collect monofilament line you find in the lake and dispose away from the water
  • Maintain headway speed within 200 feet of the lakeshore
  • Cover trash and don’t feed pets outside


LakeSmart Awardees who qualify are given the LoonSmart sticker showing a loon and baby chick.This sticker is added to the LakeSmart Award signs of these outstanding lake stewards.