You may have noticed that Maine lakes have been in the news a lot this summer, with Maine DEP receiving more reports of algal blooms this summer than in previous years. In case you missed them, check out the articles below.
Our very own Androscoggin Lake experienced a severe lake-wide algal bloom in 2021 (above), and several lakes in our neighboring watersheds in central Maine bloom frequently or even annually. The threat of climate change and increased algal blooms in our lakes is real. A changing climate makes the work we do to protect lake water quality even more important today and in the future.
Don’t wait until your lake is blooming to ask “what can I do to help?” Protect your lake today by acting NOW. Make sure your property isn’t part of the problem by requesting a LakeSmart visit from your local LakeSmart team, and find out how you can be part of the solution.