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Maine Lakes

Courtesy Boat Inspector Photo Submission & Reporting Form

  • THIS FORM IS FOR SUBMITTING PHOTOS OF SPECIMENS REMOVED FROM BOATS AND/OR GEAR DURING A COURTESY BOAT INSPECTION ONLY. Thank you for taking the time to submit your photo/s. Please fill out ALL of the information below that applies.
  • Full boat registration including state abbreviation
  • Please including the state
  • Date specimen was collected by inspector
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Was the boat entering or leaving the launch at the time the plant was discovered?
  • Please include first and last name
  • Lake Association, Regional Watershed Group, CBI program, etc.
  • If different from inspector
  • The boat ramp or launch site where the CBI find took place.
  • Please state what lake, pond, or other waterbody this phenomena was observed on or in
  • Please include the waterbodies if you know it. Resources can be found here: https://lakesofmaine.org/your-lake.html
  • The town which the boat launch is located in
  • Which county was this phenomena observed in
  • Maximum file size is 7 MB. Accepted formats are: img, jpg, png,
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: img, jpg, png, .

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.

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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.