Help Protect
Maine Lakes


The LSM Center for Citizen Lake Science
Home of Lake Stewards of Maine
24 Maple Hill Road
Auburn, Maine 04210
Phone: 207-783-7733


The LSM Center for Citizen Lake Science is located on the north shore of Lake Auburn.  At the junction of Route 202 and Route 4 in Auburn drive North on Route 4 for 4.2 miles.  Turn West onto Lake Shore Drive.  In 8/10 of a mile turn right onto Maple Hill Road.  The LSM Center for Citizen Lake Science is the first driveway on the left.


Our Mission

The Mission of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program is to help protect Maine lakes through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific information pertaining to lake health. The VLMP trains, certifies and provides technical support to hundreds of volunteers who monitor a wide range of indicators of water quality, assess watershed health and function, and screen lakes for invasive aquatic plants and animals. In addition to being the primary source of lake data in the State of Maine, VLMP volunteers benefit their local lakes by playing key stewardship and leadership roles in their communities.


The VLMP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the collection of information pertaining to lake water quality. For 40 years, trained volunteers throughout Maine have donated their time so that we may all learn more about one of Maine’s most beautiful and important resources — our lakes.