Videos

Lake Stewards of Maine (formerly known as the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program) Mission Statement

An introduction to the mission of Lake Stewards of Maine.


The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders

Set upon the backdrop of one of Maine’s most extraordinary lakes, this award-winning documentary, The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders, takes the viewer on a very different kind of outdoor adventure. The film not only speaks to the urgency of the task of preventing the spread of aquatic invaders in Maine, but also provides guidance and inspiration as it explores the vital role that volunteers can play in local and statewide early detection efforts.


The Ripple Effect: How Volunteerism can Save Our Lakes

Roberta Hill presents The Ripple Effect, a lecture about harnessing the power of volunteers, at the Maine Lakes Society’s 2018 Maine Lakes Conference.


The Cool Little Culvert

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. This short film, Cool Little Culvert, features two such volunteers: Phine Ewing and Karen Robbins, and illustrates just one of the many ways that LSM lake stewards are working to protect the health of Maine lakes.

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. The 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.

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The 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.