Our 49th Annual Maine Lakes Conference, held June 22, was a huge SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone who helped make it so!

More than 130 lake activists, volunteers and professionals came together to learn more about threats to Maine lakes and what they can do to “jump in” and keep them clean and healthy. Participants learned about ways to monitor lake health with drones, identify lake algae, effectively communicate lake conservation messages, and implement LakeSmart programs. Our key note speaker, Whitney King, highlighted the value of protecting water quality with a case study of East Pond. Increasingly severe algal blooms on that lake led to a $1.5 million alum treatment to restore water quality, largely funded by private residents. Hearing about the lessons learned from East Pond was a highlight for all conference attendees.

Planning for our 50th Annual Maine Lakes Conference has begun. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas on topics, speakers, locations or anything else that will make this 50th anniversary conference extra special.

Coming Soon! We will have for a sale a link to a recording of the entire coference, including the breakouts. We’ll post more information here once available. If you would like to be notified by email when it’s available, please send a quick note to