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19th Annual Maine Milfoil Summit

The 19th Annual Maine Milfoil Summit 

Friday, April 26, 2019

USM Lewiston-Auburn Campus, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston

8:30 Registration and Refreshments

9:00 Welcome and Orientation – Colin Holme, LEA Executive Director

9:10 Keynote – Gerald D. Reid, Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

9:25 Improving Invasive Aquatic Species (IAS) Prevention Through Legislation & Regulation– Panel discussion; panel will include legislators, agency personnel, and others

10:15 – Break

10:30Clean, Drain, Dry – Series of short presentations covering new Maine infestations, 2018 zebra mussel interception; DEP’s IAS vector analysis; advanced decontamination methods; update on NH’s new law (which makes it mandatory that boaters pull drainage plugs when boats are removed from water).

11:30-12:30Exhibit Hall/Lunch

12:30-1:30 –  Concurrent Training Sessions – ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

2:30-3:30 –  Boat Inspection for BASS Clubs

SESSION A – Courtesy Boat Inspector Training (12:30 to 1:30 – Room 170) – It is MANDATORY that all organizations seeking DEP grants for boat inspection programs send at least one representative to this training. CBI shirts will only be available at the training for those who placed orders.  Each lake is allowed three free shirts with multi–lake programs allowed five free shirts.  The deadline for orders has passed. Organizations that did not place an online order will receive materials based on that which is available.  The cost per extra shirt is $5 based on availability.  CBI handbooks, stickers and brochures will be available along with the shirts. DEP staff and LEA’s Mary Jewett conduct the training.

SESSION B – How to Lead an Invasive Plant Patrol Plant Paddle  (12:30 to 1:30 – Room 108) – Plant Paddles are short (1 to 2 hour) events that take place on shore and on the water. They provide a fun, informal way to introduce community members to the threat of invasive aquatic plants and the importance of early detection.   These guided learning experiences are well-suited to community events such as lake days, civic group meetings, school outings, lake association meetings, etc.  The Lake Stewards of Maine will provide an overview of what is involved in organizing and leading a Plant Paddle, and get you off to a good start in planning your own community event.  Attendees will receive a packet of useful information, resources, and materials.

Follow this link to register: https://lakesenvironmentalassociation.wufoo.com/forms/safcod20s8zw89/

 For more information or to join the mailing list, email  mary@mainelakes.org or call LEA at 207–647–8580.

 Directions to 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston

From the South (I-95)

Take Exit 80 (formerly Exit 13). Take a left at the light and then take your first right, headed for Lisbon Falls. Turn left at the second stoplight (Maine Public Broadcasting will be on your left) onto Westminster Street. USM’s Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.

From the North (I-95)

Take Exit 80 (formerly Exit 13). Bear right coming off the exit and then take your first right, headed for Lisbon Falls. Turn left at the second stoplight (Maine Public Broadcasting will be on your left) onto Westminster Street. USM’s Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.

From In Town Lewiston

Take Canal Street to Lisbon Street toward Lisbon Falls. (Route 196).After going under the Maine Turnpike Underpass, turn left at the second stoplight onto Westminster Street. USM’s Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.

From Brunswick

Take Route 196 to Lewiston. Turn right onto Westminster Street (across the street from the Tire Warehouse). USM’s Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.

 

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