June 16, 2020, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust Presents Milfoil in Big Lake: What is it and how do we respond? with guest speakers: John McPhedran (Maine Department of Environmental Protection) & Roberta Hill (Lake Stewards of Maine)
The recent discovery of variable-leaf milfoil in Big Lake is a wakeup call for the watersheds of the Downeast Lakes region, which are threatened with the invasion of exotic plant species. These unwanted species can cause irreparable damage to fisheries and native ecosystems, and they can be spread unintentionally on boats, float planes, and even GORE-TEX waders! Join representatives from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Lake Stewards of Maine to learn about the planned response to the Big Lake infestation, as well as how to identify aquatic invasive plants, how to report outbreaks, and how to avoid accidentally spreading these harmful species.
For more on Downeast Lakes Land Trust, please visit their website. www.downeastlakes.org