2023 New Monitor and Recertification
In 2022, we had a very successful summer of training over 60 new monitors and recertifying many other, all in-person. This summer we will again partner with the Maine DEP to recertify dozens of volunteers around the state. We appreciate the travel as well as all of the work our volunteers perform. A special thank you to the local boat hosts who volunteer their time and gas, and enable us to perform regional trainings in addition to the training on Lake Auburn. The boat host program is vital to the success of ensuring all volunteers have the ability to become recertified.
For New Water Quality Monitors
For both new Secchi Water Transparency Monitors and new Secchi Water Transparency & Dissolved Oxygen Monitors, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact us using the form on this page. We offer many workshop sessions including some that may be in your area.
If you are interested in becoming a DO monitor, you must own or have access to a meter. That meter must also be certified. We send out information about annual certification of meters — our Meterfest event — starting every March.
It is highly recommended that if there is a monitor currently on your waterbody that you go out with them to see what the experience is like.
For Existing Water Quality Monitors
Thank you for come back and collecting another summer of WQ data! Look for an email with information about summer trainings, and feel free to contact Jonnie at the office, 207-783-7733, to sign up for a 2023 summer recertification workshop. We ask that you please send us any completed data forms at least twice this season; we ask that you aim for June 30 and October 1st. If you have any questions, please contact us.
As a completely new volunteer, please contact us using the form on this page. We will contact you by email with information about the trainings and you will need to attend one of the sessions that is labeled as “New and Recert”.
As a current Secchi volunteer who would like to become certified in Dissolved Oxygen monitoring, please contact us at the LSM office at email@example.com, or call to speak with Jonnie at 207-783-7733. You will need to attend one of the sessions that is labeled as “New and Recert”.
For current monitors who needs to participate in recertification, please contact us at the LSM office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call to speak with Jonnie at 207-783-7733.
Summer 2023 Schedule
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DRAFT SCHEDULE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGES BASED UPON PARTICIPATION NUMBERS.
|Waterbody||County||New / Recert||Training Type||Date||Time|
|Watchic||Cumberland||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-05-19||09:00|
|Crescent (Rattlesnake) Lake (large)||Cumberland||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-05-22||09:00|
|Biscay Pond||Lincoln||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-05-24||13:00|
|Auburn||Androscoggin||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-05-25||10:00|
|Long Pond (Belgrade)||Kennebec||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-05||8:00|
|Beech Hill Pond||Hancock||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-07||13:00|
|Bauneg Beg||York||Recertification||Secchi Only||2023-06-09||09:00|
|Highland Lake (Windham)||Cumberland||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-12||10:00|
|Highland Lake (Windham)||Cumberland||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-12||12:00|
|Highland Lake (Windham)||Cumberland||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-12||14:00|
|Washington Pond||Knox||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-14||09:00|
|Pennesseewassee||Oxford||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-15||09:00|
|Wilson (Acton)||York||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-16||10:00|
|Ellis (Roxbury, Silver)||Oxford||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-19||09:00|
|Megunticook||Knox||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-20||10:00|
|Pushaw||Penobscot||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-06-21||10:00|
|Rangely area||Franklin||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-21||10:00 AM|
|Toddy Pond||Hancock||New & Recert||DEP Led – Secchi||2023-06-24||11:00|
|Toddy Pond||Hancock||New & Recert||DEP Led – DO/Temp||2023-06-24||12:30|
|Toddy Pond||Hancock||New & Recert||DEP Led – Advanced/Any||2023-06-24||14:00|
|Auburn CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER||Androscoggin||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||CANCELLED 2023-06-26||10:00|
|Nickerson Lake||Aroostook||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-29||13:00|
|Cross Lake||Aroostook||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-06-30||09:00|
|Georges Pond||Hancock||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-07-05||09:00|
|Wilson (Wilton)||Franklin||Recertification||Secchi Only||2023-07-06||10:00|
|Wilson (Wilton)||Franklin||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-07-06||11:30|
|Abrams Pond||Hancock||New & Recert||DEP Led – Advanced||2023-07-08||TBD|
|Crescent Lake||Cumberland||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-07-10||09:00|
|Green Lake (Ellsworth)||Hancock||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-07-11||10:00|
|Lewy||Washington||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-07-11||15:00|
|Webb||Franklin||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-07-12||10:00|
|Kezar lake||Oxford||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-07-13||09:00|
|Auburn||Androscoggin||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-07-17||10:00|
|Togus||Kennebec||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-07-18||10:00|
|Lower Wilson (Greenville)||Piscataquis||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-07-19||11:00|
|Auburn||Androscoggin||New & Recert||Secchi Only||2023-07-25||10:00|
|Auburn||Androscoggin||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-07-25||13:30|
|Annabessacook – CANCELED||Kennebec||Recertification||Secchi and DO||2023-07-25||09:00|
|Auburn||Androscoggin||New & Recert||Secchi and DO||2023-08-07||10:00|
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us or reach out to Tristan.