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AIS/IPP Certification

AIS/IPP Certification Quick Links Why Certify?Certification is central to the work performed by Invasive Plant Patrol volunteers. By certifying IPP volunteers, LSM can ensure that their submitted data is accurate and scientifically credible. LSM offers three tiers of certification to IPP volunteers (IPPers). Each tier represents a volunteer’s deeper understanding of aquatic invasive plants, survey …

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IPP Travel Team

IPP Travel Team Quick Links The IPP Travel Team The goal of the Invasive Plant Patrol program has always been, and continues to be, the training of volunteers to survey their lakes for aquatic invasive plants. Several years into the program, Lake Stewards of Maine realized that while many lakes had active and engaged people …

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Most Unwanted Poster

Most Unwanted Poster Maine’s Most Unwanted Aquatic Invasive Plants Poster This poster with line drawings depicting the 15 Aquatic Invasive Plants on Maine’s watch list is a helpful educational resource. Download

Webinar Series Thaw(tful) Insights

Webinar Series Thaw(tful) Insights Quick Links UPCOMING  WEBINARS  Join Lake Stewards of Maine and Maine Lake staff for fascinating discussions about lakes! There will be opportunities for questions and dialogue.   ✅ Maine Newest Aquatic Invasive Threat Presented by Brett Willard LSM’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program Director April 18th, 2024 In early 2023, four new plants …

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The Story of Maine’s Lake Ice Cover

The Story of Maine’s Lake Ice Cover If you are getting an error message or the page does not seem to be loading, please disable your adblocker or you can view the report HERE. Thank you.

Know Your Floating Leaf Plants Webinar

“Know Your Floating Leaf Plants Webinar – October 19” Quick Links “Know Your Floating Leaf Plants Webinar” Date: October 19th, 2023 Recording available Lake Stewards of Maine will host a webinar titled “Know Your Floating Leaf Plants” on Thursday, October 19 via Zoom at 9:00 am.   Learning plants by their floating leaves is a great for beginning plant patrollers to get started identifying aquatic flora. In this …

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News: Local experts say Lake Auburn ice cover is shrinking over the years.

News: Local experts say Lake Auburn ice cover is shrinking over the yearsNews: Norway Lake kiosk has new look. Experts say ice cover on Maine lakes has been shrinking over the decades. (WGME) Quick Links AUBURN (WGME) – Experts say ice cover on Maine lakes has been shrinking over the decades- to a time before …

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The Importance of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention

the importance of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention Quick Links At Lake Stewards of Maine we understand the critical role that AIS prevention plays in preserving the ecological and economic well-being of our lakes and waterways. AIS prevention is not just essential but also the most cost-effective and manageable approach in safeguarding our aquatic ecosystems. …

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