A Delicate Balance: Sustaining MaineLakes
2010 MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE
JUNE 26 COLBY COLLEGE Waterville, Maine
From measuring lake health by monitoring damselflies, water temperature and loons, to beating volunteer burnout, this year’s MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE has a broader selection of talks and workshops then ever before. As Jennifer Jespersen of FB Environmental in Portland, COLA Board member and Chair of the 2010 MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE says, “This is just as it should be for COLA’s 40th Birthday Party!”
The Conference will run from 7:45 to 4:30 in the Diamond Building on Colby College’s Waterville campus. Dr. D. Whitney King will give the Keynote Address, Statewide Implications of Change and Resilience in a Central Maine Watershed. The following Plenary Talk, Sustainability for 10,000 Years: the Penobscot Visionwill be presented by the Penobscot Nation’s Director of Natural Resources, John S. Banks.
The theme of Sustainability was chosen to showcase a five year study which will search for practical ways to protect water quality in all developing watersheds. Professors from Colby College and the University of Maine at Farmington and volunteers participating in this research will speak about watersheds from the perspectives of art, history, geology, biology, chemistry, limnology, computer science, education, entomology, and economics during breakout sessions. Breakouts will also focus on good land use practices, the benefits of partnering with land trusts for lake protection, regionalizing lake protection efforts, and last but not least --Sustaining the Sustainer. 16 presentations in all.
The conference fee of $35 includes continental breakfast, cafeteria-style lunch, snacks, and cake and ice cream for COLA’s birthday. Space is Limited. Reserve Early!