20th Annual Maine Milfoil Summit

The 20th Annual Maine Milfoil Summit 

Friday, April 26, 2019

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USM Lewiston-Auburn Campus, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston

 Agenda may change before the summit

8:30 Registration and Refreshments

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

9:10 Keynote Speaker – TBD

9:25 Vulnerability of Maine Lakes Study – Denise Blanchette and Becky Schaffner, DEP

10:00 – Break

10:15Regulation Panel – Discussing current legislation around invasive aquatics

  • Keny Ackley –
  • Colin Holme – Lakes Environmental Association
  • Water Reisman and Jessica Fay – Maine House of Representatives
  • Adam Gormley – Game Warden Lieutenant

11:30-12:30Trade Fair/Lunch

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

 

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 have placed orders.  Each lake is allowed three free shirts with multi–lake programs allowed five free shirts.  You will need to bring a check made out to “LEA” to pay for excess shirts, which are $5 each.  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 Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program’s Christine Guerette 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. 

For more information or to join the mailing list, email mary@leamaine.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 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 Intown 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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