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Maine Volunteer Lake Monitors

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitors

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Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program

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The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) trains and supports volunteers who keep and eye on the health of their lakes. Our volunteers measure multiple indicators of lake water quality and screen for the presence of invasive aquatic plants such as variable milfoil. Our mission is to provide protection for the nearly 6,000 lakes in Maine through the acquisition of scientific data, and to raise public awareness about the extraordinary ecological, aesthetic and economic value of our lakes and ponds.


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Topic - water quality, invasive, lake, pond, Maine

Audience - all

Location - Maine

Goals - monitor, protect, educate



Scott Williams, Executive Director  tiny email icon


Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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