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'Love Our Lakes' Series

Conservation District, Extension to discuss caring for local lakes

Jun 10, 2019

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 take place on Friday afternoons in June and July in the Swan Lake watershed; sessions will be held at the Kermit S. Nickerson School in Swanville and North Searsport United Methodist Church, Searsport, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Session 1: June 14, Lakes 101: (Optional in-depth session extends to 6:30 p.m.) Nickerson School.

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

Session 3: July 12, Keeping Up Those Camp Roads, North Searsport United Methodist Church.

Session 4: July 26, Best Homeowner Practices to be LakeSmart, and Intro to LoonSmart, at North Searsport United Methodist Church and Swan Lake.


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