LSM News

June 14, 2018 – We have a NEW name and logo, Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM)! The change more accurately reflects the commitment, diversity and breadth of the great work being done by more than 1,300 LSM volunteers throughout Maine. And, it’s much easier to say and remember! Our Lake Stewards are engaged in numerous initiatives throughout the State to advance the Mission of the organization to care for Maine’s clear, clean lakes. For transition continuity, Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program has been retained as our new tagline; it also remains part of the legal name of the organization. We love the new name and hope you do, as well!


Our Mission

The Mission of the Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) is to help protect Maine lakes through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific information pertaining to lake health. LSM 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, LSM volunteers benefit their local lakes by playing key stewardship and leadership roles in their communities.


LSM 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.