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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.

General Guidance

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.

To register…

  • 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 stewards@lakestewardsme.org, 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 stewards@lakestewardsme.org, or call to speak with Jonnie at 207-783-7733.

Summer 2023 Schedule


WaterbodyCountyNew / RecertTraining TypeDateTime
China LakeKennebeckRecertificationAdvanced2023-04-2509:00
Sebago LakeCumberlandRecertificationAdvanced2023-05-1209:00
Sebago LakeCumberlandRecertificationAdvanced2023-05-1209:00
WatchicCumberlandRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-05-1909:00
Crescent (Rattlesnake) Lake (large)CumberlandRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-05-2209:00
Biscay PondLincolnNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-05-2413:00
AuburnAndroscogginNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-05-2510:00
Long Pond (Belgrade)KennebecRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-058:00
Beech Hill PondHancockRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-0713:00
Bauneg BegYorkRecertificationSecchi Only2023-06-0909:00
Highland Lake (Windham)CumberlandNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-1210:00
Highland Lake (Windham)CumberlandNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-1212:00
Highland Lake (Windham)CumberlandNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-1214:00
Washington PondKnoxRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-1409:00
PennesseewasseeOxfordRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-1509:00
Wilson (Acton)YorkRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-1610:00
Ellis (Roxbury, Silver)OxfordRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-1909:00
MegunticookKnoxNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-2010:00
PushawPenobscotRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-06-2110:00
Rangely areaFranklinNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-2110:00 AM
Toddy PondHancockNew & RecertDEP Led – Secchi2023-06-2411:00
Toddy PondHancockNew & RecertDEP Led – DO/Temp2023-06-2412:30
Toddy PondHancockNew & RecertDEP Led – Advanced/Any2023-06-2414:00
Auburn CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHERAndroscogginNew & RecertSecchi and DOCANCELLED 2023-06-2610:00
Nickerson LakeAroostookNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-2913:00
Cross LakeAroostookNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-06-3009:00
Georges PondHancockRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-07-0509:00
Wilson (Wilton)FranklinRecertificationSecchi Only2023-07-0610:00
Wilson (Wilton)FranklinRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-07-0611:30
Abrams PondHancockNew & RecertDEP Led – Advanced2023-07-08TBD
Crescent LakeCumberlandRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-07-1009:00
Green Lake (Ellsworth)HancockNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-07-1110:00
LewyWashingtonNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-07-1115:00
WebbFranklinRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-07-1210:00
Kezar lakeOxfordNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-07-1309:00
AuburnAndroscogginNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-07-1710:00
TogusKennebecRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-07-1810:00
Lower Wilson (Greenville)PiscataquisNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-07-1911:00
AuburnAndroscogginNew & RecertSecchi Only2023-07-2510:00
AuburnAndroscogginNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-07-2513:30
Annabessacook –  CANCELED
KennebecRecertificationSecchi and DO2023-07-2509:00
AuburnAndroscogginNew & RecertSecchi and DO2023-08-0710:00

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us or reach out to Tristan.

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