interested in water quality and healthy lakes?

Love Our Lakes series begins in Waldo County

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WALDO COUNTY — 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 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 be on Friday evenings in June and July in the Swan Lake watershed and held at the Kermit S. Nickerson School, in Swanville, and North Searsport United Methodist Church, Searsport, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Event Date: 

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: 

Kermit S. Nickerson School and North Searsport United Methodist Church