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2003 Maine Milfoil Summer Summit

The Summer Milfoil Summit - Friday, June 20

Lake Region High School Auditorium - Route 302 in Naples, Maine NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - EVERYONE IS WELCOME


  8:30     Registration and refreshments

  9:00     Welcome and Introduction - Peter Lowell, Lakes Environmental Association
          What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

  9:15     Maine and Invasive Aquatic Plants in the Year 2003 - Program Update
             John McPhedran, DEP Invasive Species Program Manager

  9:30     Update on the Pickerel Pond Hydrilla Infestation - Herbicides - strong medicine for                big problems: What's the DEP's view on herbicide applications? Paul Gregory, Maine DEP

  9:45     Stickers and Enforcement - The IF&W Viewpoint
          Colonel Tim Peabody, Maine Warden Service

 10:00       BREAK

 10:15     Acting Locally -  An Update on Local Programs and Possible
Ordinances Maggie Shannon, COLA Executive Director / Peter Lowell, LEA

 10:30     The Spread of Invasives - An Update on Maine's Epidemic and Rates
of Spread Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program Staff

 10:45     Opportunity for Questions and Comments

 11:15     Adjourn

 11:30     Brown Bag Super Lunch - $6 with advance order (email LEA)

 12:30     Concurrent Training Sessions for Courtesy Boat Inspectors
              and Invasive Aquatic Plant Identification


Co-sponsored by the Congress of Lake Associations, Greater Portland Council of Governments, Lakes Environmental Association, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute, Portland Water District, University of Maine George Mitchell Center and the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program

For more information on the 2003 Summer Summit or to join the Milfoil mailing list, contact Peter Lowell at the Lakes Environmental Association. (lakes@megalink.net) / 207-647-8580 / 102 Main Street, Bridgton 04009.  

The Lakes Environmental Association's summit organizing efforts and invasives program are sponsored by the Arthur G. and Gerardine L. Connolly Family.


The Congress of Lake Associations Annual Conference:

June 21, 2003, 8 am to 3 pm  -  Little Hall at the University of Maine, Orono
Sponsors:  Maine Congress of Lake Associations and the George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research.

There will be 4 presentations on Invasive Aquatic Plants:
1) Maine's Invasive Aquatic Species Program - John McPhedran, DEP
2) Introduction to the Invasive Plant Patrol - Roberta Hill, VLMP
3) How to Survey your Lake for Invasive Plants - Scott Williams, VLMP
4) Training Session for Courtesy Boat Inspectors and How to Set Up and Run a
     Successful Courtesy Boat Inspection Program - Maggie Shannon, COLA

There will be 7 other presentations:
1) Maine's new Pesticide Regulations
2) The Economic Effects of Lake Degradation
3) LakeSmart - Landscaping for Clean Water
4) Watershed Protection through Source Water Assessment
5) An Overview of the Watershed Stewards Programs, I and II
6) Shoreland Zoning Questions and Answers
7) Lake Water Levels

Cost includes lunch of choice at The Market Place in the Student Union. Pre-registered guests:  $20;  Those who register at the door:  $25.00

Contact Maggie Shannon at RR 1  Box 395, Belgrade, Maine 04917 207.495.8863 or msshannon@earthlink.net