Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2009 Maine Lakes Conference announced

Maine COLA (Congress of Lake Associations) is announcing the 2009 Maine Lakes Conference, to be held on June 20 in Standish, Maine.

Some highlights:

  • Famed eco-photographers Gerry and Marcy Monkman will kick off the 2009 Maine Lakes Conference with a presentation of their recent work;
  • Sessions on land ownership, development, and land use;
  • Hands-on workshop on exploring lakes with kids;
  • Practical sessions exploring use of BMPs and ways to grow your lake association.
Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a demonstration of MLCI's floating classroom, the Melinda Ann, in the late afternoon.

Check the COLA web site frequently for more information and updates.

Maine lakes key in fishless lakes research

The New York Times just published an article about UMaine research on fishless lakes - refuges for wildlife that otherwise would be fish food. Read all about this interesting topic - Maine's unique resource, fishless lakes, here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2008 lakes report released

Maine VLMP (that's the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program) has released their 2008 report, which you can find here.

Interested in learning more about what's in your lake? Have your lake association or group contact MLCI to find out about scheduling a summer boat program. See the contact information below...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Facebook and blogger and reader, oh my!

MLCI is now on facebook. You can find us by searching for "Maine Lakes". Become a fan!

We're just getting started with our enhanced web resources, so look for more updates and details on each of our web outlets as we ramp up for this summer's busy field season.

Speaking of summer field season, don't forget to contact us if your club, group, organization, or summer camp is looking for a unique, lake-based trip this summer. Our programs are great for adults and kids. The schedule is beginning to fill out, so get in touch soon!

Contact our Lake Science Educator, Phil Mulville at pmulville@mlci.org or call us at 207-495-2222 for further details.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New MLCI Calendar!

Look over there. Yes, to the right of this post. There's a new Google Calendar that will include MLCI events and programs. If you click on an event (a blue bubble on a given day), a note will appear and give you more details about the event.

Stay tuned for our calendar to become populated with events, now that spring has sprung.