|June 28, 2012|
Free Events At The Ecology Center
|This summer, the Portland Water District will host a series of events at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center in Standish. The sessions will give participants a glimpse of issues threatening Maine lakes and provides ways to get involved.
July 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Common Loon: A Symbol of Maine Wilderness and Indicator of Lake Health
By: Camilla Fecteau; Wildlife Biologist, St. Joseph’s College Biology Instructor
Have you wondered what the different loon calls mean? Are you interested in loon biology? The Portland Water District is pleased to offer an informative presentation to answer these questions and many more.
July 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LakeScaping- A beautiful way to protect the lake!
By: Kirsten Ness, PWD Water Resource Specialist
Learn how you can use plants to prevent erosion, keep lakes and ponds clean, and keep native habitats thriving. Yes, you can have a beautiful and lake-friendly shorefront!
July 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Lakes 101—How Lakes Work
By: Laura Wilson, Water Quality Professional, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Why are there ‘cold pockets’ of water in the summer lake? What is turnover? How does ice form and melt?
How can you use seasonal variations to improve your fishing success?
August 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Invaders! Milfoil on the Move!
Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants’ Director Roberta Hill will help you distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys when it comes to plants in the lake. Learn about the species that threaten Sebago’s natural balance, and find out what you can do about them.
August 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Are there critters in the lake? We hope so!
By: Nate Whalen, PWD Water Resource Specialist
Did you know that insects can indicate clean water? Learn how PWD monitors natural living organisms in the lake and tributaries.
Enrollment is free. Registration is required, class limit is 20. FMI or to register: email@example.com
Location: Sebago Lake Ecology Center- at the corner of Routes 237 and 35 in Standish