Workshops & Events

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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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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Know Your Bladderworts Webinar

Know Your Bladderworts Webinar Quick Links Recording is now available   “Know Your Bladderworts” Presented by Brett Willard and Christine Guerette. This webinar is designed to teach beginners how to know and identify bladderworts, a genus of common carnivorous aquatic plants. In this class, guests will learn how to determine the identify of four of

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Aquatic Invasive Species Workshops

Lake Stewards of Maine offers a variety of free Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) workshops. IPP Workshops are designed to teach volunteers how to look for suspicious plants, determine native from invasive species, and how to properly survey and report findings.

IPP volunteers are crucial to LSM’s work monitoring for aquatic invasive species. On this page volunteers can find out details, dates, and registration links for both in-person and online IPP workshops.

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Invasive Plant Patrol 101

Learn about how to identify each of Maine’s 15 potentially invasive plants and their native lookalikes, proper surveying methods and how to organize an invasive plant patrol team, and how to properly report and submit findings. This class is required for those seeking Tier 2 Certification by Lake Stewards of Maine. An accompanying review quiz will be required for certification.

Date: May 9, 9am – 12 pm

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Aquatic Invasive Plant Manual Control Methods Trainings

This webinar outlines a variety of manual control methods for aquatic invasive plants present in Maine. Guests will learn about basic biology and identifying characteristics for a variety of known aquatic invasive species (AIS) and their native lookalikes, how to manually remove AIS safely and effectively, and Maine permitting and reporting requirements for manual control methods. 

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Water Quality MeterFest and Meter Maintenance

Water Quality MeterFest and Meter Maintenance Quick Links As part of the certified lake monitoring process, Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) and the Maine Department on Environmental Protection (DEP), ensure the calibration and functionality of all volunteer water quality dissolved oxygen meters. This service is FREE, the only cost potentially arising from replacement of components

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