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Blue-Green Algae on East Pond, now what?!

WHEN: Wednesday August 7, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

WHERE: Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Road

 

Smithfield, Maine had some hard choices to make. After years of human-caused phosphorous loading, East Pond reached a tipping point and a cycle of blue-green algal blooms began, changing the entire lake ecosystem, recreation opportunities, not to mention property values.  Dr. Whitney King of Colby College will share their trials and tribulations, various remediation strategies, how the Alum treatment was executed and how it has changed East Pond. We will discuss if engineered solutions to poor water quality are a sustainable and feasible remediation strategy for other lakes in Maine, and how we can work to keep phosphorous out of our lakes to begin with. We hope you can join us! Please register with alanna@mainelakes.org.

 

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