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The Water Column


LSM Newsletter: the Water Column 

Current Edition: 2021 – 2022

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In this issue:

President’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

Lakeside Notes

A Brief History of LSM

Littorally Speaking

Seven Ways To Monitor and Document the Effects of Climate Change on Your Lake

“Code Red” for the Climate and for Lakes: What is Our Response as Lake Stewards?

Quality Counts

We reached our goal! 50k for the Future Lake Stewards of Maine

BloomWatch: Harnessing the Power of Citizen Science Through Collaborative Monitoring of Cyanobacteria Blooms

2021 Webinar Series

Thank You to our Generous Donors! (Pages 19-22)

Lovejoy Pond IPPers Lead Citizen Science Class for Teens

An Interview with Sookie Weymouth

Lake Stewards of Maine Recipe

Reflections on LSM’s 50 Years

A Plant Paddling Summer

New Invader found in the Belgrades

Milfoil Mission Accomplished- Cushman Pond in Lovell “milfoil free” after a 27 year battle!

A Day in the Life of an IPPer

Botanically Yours

Implementing Survey123 with the Invasive Aquatic Species Program

Maine Field Guide to Aquatic Phenomena

Inflated Bladderwort (also Swollen Bladderwort)

Meet our new staff and intern at LSM!

Passings (Pages 35-36)

Gerald Nelson Memorial Fund

LSM Volunteers Are Among the Longest-Serving Volunteers in the Nation! (Pages 39-42)

Aquatic Haikus

Watershed Survey Grants Available

Interested in Interning with LSM?

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Contact information

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Hours of visitation at LSM Office:
  Mondays 9:00am - 3:00pm         Wednesdays 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Thursdays 11:00am - 3:00pm       Or by appointment

Our Mission

Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) works to protect Maine lakes and to promote lake stewardship through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific information pertaining to lake health.


LSM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the collection of information pertaining to lake water quality. For 50 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.