Watershed Survey Training
How to Identify, Monitor and Mitigate Ways in Which Watershed Land Use Influences Lake Water Quality
Virtually all of the natural characteristics of a lake are influenced by the land area, or watershed, that drains to the lake. But human activities that alter the natural protective features of lake watersheds can result in significant degradation of water quality and aquatic habitat over time, unless conservation measures are undertaken to protect the lake. This workshop will cover basic information about the relationship between lakes and their watersheds, common threats to lake water quality from watershed development, and how to identify and resolve problems through the watershed survey process. We will begin with an inside discussion, followed by a field trip to a nearby lake watershed. For more information or to register, visit the workshop page.
Maine DEP Watershed-based Planning Grants Requests for Assistance*
The Maine DEP is pleased to announce the posting of the 2022 RFA for NPS Watershed-based Planning Grants. You can find the RFA posted on the State of Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Division of Procurement Services webpage for Grant RFPs and RFAs, (https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/grants).
The DEP is offering $150,000 for planning grants this year, and hope to fund 3-4 projects. All questions regarding the RFA and potential projects MUST be go directly to Alex Wong, Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator at the Maine DEP. His email address is Alex.Wong@maine.gov.
Calendar of date:
3/9/22 – RFA release
4/13/22 – Deadline for written questions (submitted to Alex)
4/20/22 – Responses to written questions published (posted on the webpage for Grant RFPs and RFAs)
4/28/22 – Grant closes
*Please note this is different than LSM Watershed Grant Assistance. For all LSM grant inquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.