Announcing Our Summer Series: Love Our Lakes

If you own a shoreline property or are interested in water quality and healthy lakes, join Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for a series on caring for our local lakes. Lakes and large ponds in Waldo County support shoreline camps and residences, recreational boating and fishing and other activities. These activities also have the potential to create challenges in maintaining water quality. Sediment and nutrient increases can create potential for algal blooms and other problems which can impact fish and wildlife, water clarity, recreation, lake aesthetics, property values and human health. The free series will be on Friday evenings in June and July in the Swan Lake watershed and held at the Kermit S Nickerson School in Swanville and North Searsport United Methodist Church, Searsport from 3:30pm to 5pm. Save the dates!

Session 1:    June 14th     Lakes 101:  (Optional in-depth session extends to 6:30)  Kermit S Nickerson School, Swanville

Session 2:     June 28th    Septic System Care and Maintenance, and a Bit About Soils   Kermit S Nickerson School

Session 3:     July 12th     Keeping Up Those Camp Roads    North Searsport United Methodist Church, 751 Mt Ephraim Rd, Searsport, ME 04974

Session 4:     July 26th     Best Homeowner Practices to be LakeSmart, and Intro to LoonSmart : Learn how to keep your lake healthy and clear, and get 5 simple steps to promote loon health, habitat and chick survival.   North Searsport United Methodist Church. Registration encouraged but not required, please register at info@mainelakessociety.org