In May 2022, 30 Mile, with the support of our partners and local volunteers, conducted a survey of the Androscoggin Lake watershed. The purpose of the survey was to protect and improve water quality in the lake by identifying sources of soil erosion and polluted runoff that are now, or could in the future, pose a risk to water quality, and recommending solutions to correct the problems.
Trained volunteers and technical leaders surveyed the developed areas of the Androscoggin Lake watershed, identifying 142 erosion sites that are impacting or have the potential to harm water quality. Our final report provides an overview of survey results and prioritizes next steps. It is designed specifically for landowners living in the Androscoggin Lake watershed, and includes the towns of Wayne, Leeds, and Monmouth. Follow-up letters to all landowners with identified erosion sites will be sent in early January.
To read the full report, the two-page summary, or learn more information about how you can address erosion on your property, visit our Watershed Survey webpage.