MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE 2011
A SENSE OF PLACE
June 25, 2011 8:15 to 4:00 pm
Diamond Building, Colby College, Waterville
Fee: $35@, or $25@ for 2 or more simultaneous Registrations
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Materials Included
Join us for a day of learning, networking and inspiration with other lake leaders at the MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE June 25th! Get new ideas, techniques, and resources, all planned for you and for enhancing our collaborative protection of Maine lakes.
The Keynote Speaker will explore the mysterious Sense of Place that inhabits certain locales with which we connect. The Plenary Discussion, Are the Groundrules Changing? will air a lively exchange about this year’s legislative season and what deregulation could mean for Maine’s lakes Afternoon Breakout Sessions will provide three tracks for guests to choose from: Protecting Quality of Place; Resources for Lake Associations; and the Findings of Lake Sustainability Studies at Colby and the University of Maine. Posters will display the work of graduate and undergraduate students engaged in lake sustainability research.
8:15 to 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 9:10 am Welcome and Opening Remarks, Jim Hart, President of COLA
9:10 to 9:50 am Keynote Address: A Sense of Place, James R. Fleming, Colby College
9:50 to 10:50 am Panel: Protecting Quality of Place: Are Maine’s Ground Rules Changing?
10:50 to 11:15 am Morning Break
11:15 to 12:00 pm COLA Annual Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 pm Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Resources and Capacity Building for Lake Associations: Networking - Lake Leaders Share Successes and Challenges; Bug Me! Hands-on Workshop: Learn to Teach Kids How to Trap Critters, then Monitor, Measure Macroinvertebrate Diversity; Working with Seasonal Volunteers; What is the Maine Lakes Resource Center, and How Will it Help your Association?
Findings of Lake Sustainability Studies at Colby and the University of Maine: What Hydrodynamic Modeling of Maine Lakes Teaches us about Recipes for Lake Health; Economic Impacts of Invasive Aquatic Plants on Maine Property Values; Surveying Community Attitudes and Engagement in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed
Protecting Quality of Place: Hands-on Workshop – Creating Shoreland Sanctuaries, Wildlife in the Shorelands, De-Mystifying Maine’s Shoreland Zone Ordinance – the Do’s and Don’ts of Shoreland Zoning, How to conduct a Geo-Referenced Photographic Survey for Baseline Documentation of Existing Shoreline Conditions.