Water Quality Workshops

2018 Water Quality Workshops

Water Quality Monitor – New Volunteers (Secchi/Water Clarity)

New volunteers should review the training and criteria for becoming a water quality monitor.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact the LSM office at 207-783-7733 or stewards@lakestewardsme.org.

 

Date, Time Location Town
Friday, May 25, 9AM (full)
POSTPONED DUE TO HIGH WINDS
LSM Lakes Center Auburn
Friday, June 8, 9AM
LSM Lakes Center Auburn
Saturday, June 9, 9AM (full)
LSM Lakes Center Auburn
Saturday, June 16, 9AM LSM Lakes Center Auburn
 Saturday, July 14, 9AM LSM Lakes Center Auburn

Morning refreshments will be provided, but it is recommended to bring a brown bag lunch.  Depending upon number of attendees, workshop will last until approximately 2-3PM, and may require a second boat trip.  If the weather forecast for the workshop looks unfavorable, we will make the call to cancel/postpone the workshop the day before it is scheduled, and we will make every effort to contact all registrants, and we will also update this webpage and our voicemail message.



Water Quality Monitor – New Dissolved Oxygen & Temperature Monitors

This workshop is for current Secchi Transparency monitors who would like to begin monitoring Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature. Monitors should come with their new DO meter or wet kit (DO meter cable should be calibrated in 1m increments before coming to the workshop).  Those who are not ready to begin monitoring DO but would like more information are also welcome to attend.

Pre-registration is required; please contact the LSM office at 207-783-7733 or stewards@lakestewardsme.org.

Date, Time Location Town
Thursday, June 14th – 10AM (full)
LSM Lakes Center Auburn
Friday, June 15th – 10AM   LSM Lakes Center  Auburn

Morning snacks are provided, but please bring a brown bag lunch. Depending upon number of attendees, workshop will last until approximately 3PM. If the weather forecast for the workshop looks unfavorable, we will make the call to cancel/postpone the workshop the day before it is scheduled, and we will make every effort to contact all registrants, and we will also update this webpage and our voicemail message.



Water Quality Monitor – Re-certification for Secchi & Dissolved Oxygen Monitors

Re-certification workshops are for current Secchi and DO water quality monitors.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Please contact the Regional Coordinator for the workshop of your choice to register and schedule YOUR specific appointment. The times listed below are the workshop start times, and most workshops have multiple appointment times.

If you are due for Secchi re-certification, you may have the option to get re-certified with the online Secchi Simulator. Secchi monitors need to get re-certified on-the-water every 3 years, if they do not test annually with the online Simulator. If monitors do test annually with the Simulator, they only need on-the-water re-certification every 6 years.

Dissolved Oxygen monitors need to get re-certified annually, in person, along with their DO meter.  DO monitors may have their DO meter inspected for free in the spring, at the annual LSM/DEP MeterFest, held each April.  Please contact us for details at stewards@lakestewardsme.org, or (207) 783-7733.

Date, Time Region(s) Lake Coordinator
Sat. May 19th – 8AM*
Kennebec Long (Belgrade)
Jonnie Maloney
Sun. May 20th – 8AM* Franklin/Somerset Clearwater
Sue Motley / Jonnie Maloney
Fri. May 25th – 9AM*
Cumberland Little Sebago
Jonnie Maloney
Fri. June 1st – 1PM*
Hancock Beech Hill
Jonnie Maloney
Sat. June 2nd – 9AM* York Mousam
Jonnie Maloney
Tue. June 5th – 9AM*
Lincoln/Sagadahoc Damariscotta Garrison Beck / Jonnie Maloney
Fri. June 8th – 9AM*
Knox/Waldo Megunticook Dave Preston / Jonnie Maloney
Sat. June 9th – 12Noon* Penobscot
Pushaw
Jonnie Maloney
Tue. June 12th – 2PM* Aroostook Nickerson Jonnie Maloney
Wed. June 13th – 10AM*
Aroostook Madawaska Jonnie Maloney
Sat. June 16th – 9AM*
Oxford Pennesseewassee Jonnie Maloney
Postponed until July – TBD
Washington Lewy Jonnie Maloney
Sat. July 14th – 3PM* Androscoggin/Any Auburn Dan Guerette / Jonnie Maloney
Sat. July 28th – 1:30PM* All – LSM Conf. Pleasant
Jonnie Maloney
TBD in August*
Piscataquis Lower Wilson
Kay Johnson

* Times listed are workshop start times. Please pre-register with the appropriate Regional Coordinator for your specific appointment and location details.  DO Monitors should arrive with their DO meters on, calibrated and ready to use.  Contact information not listed above for Coordinators may be obtained from the LSM at stewards@lakestewardsme.org, or (207) 783-7733.

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.