Our team is growing!

June 14, 2023

Welcome Silas Mohlar,

our new Program Leader and Field Technician

Growing up in Readfield, Maine, I spent a lot of time playing in the woods with my family and quickly fell in love with the outdoors. When my family and I weren’t bouncing around to my brother’s and my sporting events, we would spend much of our summers at our camps on Maranacook Lake and Pleasant Pond (Caratunk, ME). We’d hike, hunt, fish, boat, swim, explore, and enjoy everything each area had to offer.

Being immersed in the outdoor lifestyle at such a young age and spending time at camp made me realize I wanted to pursue a professional career that allowed me to work outside as much as possible. This led me to attending the University of Maine at Farmington, where I graduated this spring with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology. At UMF, I enjoyed being a part of the successful Men’s Soccer and Basketball programs, as well as interning for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife my senior year.

The past two summers I was an intern at 30 Mile doing a variety of work including invasive plant patrol, courtesy boat inspections, Youth Conservation Corps, and water quality monitoring. Those experiences allowed me to become familiar with 30 Mile’s mission and understand how valuable the organization is to the community and the protection of the watershed. I look forward to continuing to work with everyone involved at 30 Mile to help protect and improve the lakes, ponds, and streams within this beautiful watershed.

This article was included in 30 Mile’s June 2023 newsletter. To view the full newsletter, click here.

Photo Credit: Josh Robbins (Banner)