We are extremely excited to announce that not only will Lake Stewards of Maine return to a conference format similar to pre-COVID conferences, but we will also be co-hosting the event with our colleagues at Maine Lakes! The joint conference will be held on Saturday, June 17th at the China Lake Conference Center in China, Maine. Registration is nearing capacity so register now! Registration below.

Join us June 17th, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a full day of learning the latest news and information about Maine’s lakes and networking with others who work to keep our lakes clean and healthy.

Keynote Speaker: Tony Sutton, University of Maine, Assistant Professor, Native American Programs and Cooperative Extension

Plenary Speaker: Community Resiliency Partnerships and What They Mean for Lake Protection, Governor’s Office of Policy and Innovation Futures

Afternoon Sessions and Workshops include presentations on cyanobacteria, native plants, fisheries, mercury, loons, a plant paddle, and more! Details will be posted here as they become available.

Full schedule below

LSM volunteers will also be recognized for milestone years of dedication and commitment to water quality monitoring and invasive plant patrolling.

Silent Auction

We will be hosting a silent auction to benefit both organizations, loaded with great items for any lake lover.

Maine Lakes and Lakes Stewards of Maine are currently accepting in-kind donations for the silent auction.

More information about the Silent Auction can be found here.

Door Prize: Full Kayak Package
We are grateful to L.L. Bean for a generous donation of a full kayak package valued at $1,000 as our door prize drawing. All attendees will be included but must be present to win.

Conference shirts only available through online orders!

In an effort to reduce inventory and allow conference attendees to select from six styles of shirts, and several color and size options, we are launching a Bonfire merchandise campaign before the conference.  Your orders will be shipped directly to you 7-14 days after the close of the campaign. Campaign ends May 24th.

Click here to order conference shirts



“The China Lake Association congratulates Maine Lakes and Lake Stewards of Maine for developing this timely conference and is proud to serve as the local host.” ~China Lake Association

Thank you to China Lake Association, L.L. BeanLakepoint Real Estate,  Maine Deptartment of Environmental Protection, Hammond Lumber Company, The Breathable HomeEcological Instincts, New England MilfoilMr. LakefrontFB Environmental,  Tabers Restaurant and Golf ,  Gross Minsky & Mogul, P.A,  Barefoot Bay, Norway Savings Bank,  OceanView at Falmouth and  CD3 Systems for their generous support towards the conference.

If you or your business would like to become a sponsor of the conference, click HERE to contact us about this opportunity.

Thank you for your interest and support!


This is a record of our previous annual conferences. Click on any of the listings to find out more information. Thank you.

LSM 2022 Annual Conference

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LSM 2021 Annual Conference

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2022 Summer Webinar Series

2022 Summer Webinar Series Quick Links Fridays at 4:00 for Lakes is back! Webinars will be offered throughout the summer covering a wide range of lake related topics. Presentations will be recorded and posted on

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2020 Summer Webinar Series

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