Training and certification are central to the work we perform here at Lake Stewards of Maine. All volunteer water quality monitors and invasive plant patrollers must go through certification in order for us to share this data with the public. The essential role of high quality and replicable data collection is at the core of this need. This ensure the data is scientifically credible and ensures that we can make it publicly available. Ultimately this help us and other scientists better understand and protect Maine’s exceptional lakes.
More details on the water quality program can be found here.
More details on the invasive aquatic species program can be found here.
We usually run only one or two watershed survey workshops a year, more information on them can be found here.
Other programs such as our ice cover monitoring program do not require certification; information on it can be found here.
If you are interested in a specific workshop, you can check out this webpage, where we will list upcoming events that still have space in them.
If you are interested in contacting us to become certified please fill out the form below. Thank you for your interest.