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Volunteer Programs & Tools


Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) fosters stewardship of Maine lakes and their watersheds in order to ensure high water quality and ecological integrity. This is accomplished by the collection of credible lake data by trained citizen volunteers, developing tools to better gather data on and understand Maine’s lakes, and by providing educational information concerning lakes to the citizens of Maine.  LSM is Maine’s leader in providing training and certification in the collection of lake data by volunteers, state agency personnel, educators, consultants, and many others.

Please click here to learn more about the Lake Stewards of Maine approach to lake monitoring. Discover the many advantages to engaging volunteers in the gathering of information on lake health.

LSM now provides these trainings, tools, and educational resources in four main areas and in a number of smaller topical areas as listed below:

Related Information

Metaphyton Tracking Form

Metaphyton Tracking Form Please help the Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) track metaphyton in our lakes! Using the form below you can submit observations of metaphyton. Thank you! For more information on metaphyton please see

Field Guide Supplemental Booklet

Field Guide Supplemental Booklet Quick Links The Supplemental Booklet for the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants is now available. This resource features detailed information and photos of the four new aquatic invasive species which were

Most Unwanted Poster

Most Unwanted Poster Maine’s Most Unwanted Aquatic Invasive Plants Poster This poster with line drawings depicting the 15 Aquatic Invasive Plants on Maine’s watch list is a helpful educational resource. Download

Watershed Survey Grant Information and Application

Watershed Survey Grant Information and Application Quick Links Lake watershed surveys conducted by community volunteers are an effective tool for identifying and resolving land use problems that have a negative impact on lake water quality.

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