Sebago Lake Symposium

Held February 2, 2019

Recordings of the Sessions

This event was a chance for the Sebago Lake community members and scientists to interactively and collaboratively share/grow their understanding of Sebago Lake.

Topics

  • health of fishery
  • water quality
  • climate change impacts
  • monitoring buoy
  • algae and invasive plants
  • citizen science
  • beach closures
  • shoreline landscaping
  • policies for lake protection

Free. Open to public. Lunch and beer tasting included.

  • sediment sample from Sebago Lake
  • Woman taking a water sample with the Portland Water District boat in the background
  • Buoy on Sebago Lake
  • Houses at Harmon's Beach in the fall
  • 3 male ice fishermen
  • Emily Lesher and Brie Holme calibrating sensors on Sebago Lake

Schedule At A Glance

10:35am Educators Workshop Begins- see button below for more details

TimeSession 1Session 2
8:45-9:30amRegistration, coffee
9:30-10:05amSebago Lake: Past, Present, and Future
Paul Hunt (PWD), Brie Holme (PWD), Emily Lesher (SJC)
10:15-10:35amThe Impact of Weather and Climate on Sebago Lake  Ryan Dorland (SJC)Climate Change Impacts to Maine’s Lakes  Jessie Meeks (Bates College)
10:35amEducators Workshop begins
10:35-11:05amMy Beach is closed. Now what?  Chad Thompson, Laurel Jackson (PWD)Sebago Lake Coldwater Fisheries Management: History, Current Status, and Recent Research  Jim Pellerin (IFW)
11:05-11:15amBreak
11:15-11:45amNeighbor’s Roundtable and PanelAngler’s Roundtable and Panel
12pmLunch Pearson’s Cafe (Mercy Hall)Brewers’ Breakout – discussion session for members of the brewing industry. Luke Truman (Allagash Brewery), Paul Hunt (PWD)
Sister Mary Kneeland Room, Pearson’s Cafe
1-1:20pmLakeTemps Network – Citizen Science on Sebago Lake  Todd Rodgers (Rodgers Research Group LLC)Aliens Among Us: Invasive Plants in Sebago  Mary Jewett (Lakes Environmental Association)
1:20-1:40pmThe Value of Ecosystem Services and Forest Conservation in the Sebago Lake Watershed  Adam Daigneault (U. Maine), Spencer Meyer (Highstead Foundation)The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders: building and sustaining an effective citizen-powered early-detection effort on Sebago Lake Roberta Hill (Lake Stewards of Maine)
1:50-2:35pmTaking Action – Policies to protect the lake  Colin Holme (LEA), Susan Gallo (MLS),  Bill Diamond (District 26 Senator), Rich Cebra (District 68 Representative)
2:35-3:30pmBeer tasting, Conversation, and Posters/Exhibits

8:45-9:30am  |  Registration, coffee

9:30-10:05am
Sebago Lake: Past, Present, and Future  – Paul Hunt (PWD), Brie Holme (PWD), Emily Lesher (SJC)

10:15-10:35am

The Impact of Weather and Climate on Sebago Lake  – Ryan Dorland (SJC)

Climate Change Impacts to Maine’s Lakes  – Jessie Meeks (Bates College)

10:35am

Educators Workshop begins

10:35-11:05am

My Beach is closed. Now what?  – Chad Thompson, Laurel Jackson (PWD)

Sebago Lake Coldwater Fisheries Management: History, Current Status, and Recent Research  – Jim Pellerin (IFW)

11:05-11:15am  |  Break

11:15-11:45am

Neighbor’s Roundtable and Panel

Angler’s Roundtable and Panel

12pm  |  Lunch Pearson’s Cafe (Mercy Hall)

Brewers’ Breakout – discussion session for members of the brewing industry. Luke Truman (Allagash Brewery), Paul Hunt (PWD) in Sister Mary Kneeland Room, Pearson’s Cafe

1-1:20pm

LakeTemps Network – Citizen Science on Sebago Lake  – Todd Rodgers (Rodgers Research Group LLC)

Aliens Among Us: Invasive Plants in Sebago  – Mary Jewett (Lakes Environmental Association)

1:20-1:40pm

The Value of Ecosystem Services and Forest Conservation in the Sebago Lake Watershed  – Adam Daigneault (U. Maine), Spencer Meyer (Highstead Foundation)

The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders: building and sustaining an effective citizen-powered early-detection effort on Sebago Lake  – Roberta Hill (Lake Stewards of Maine)

1:50-2:35pm

Taking Action – Policies to protect the lake – Colin Holme (LEA), Susan Gallo (MLS),  Bill Diamond (District 26 Senator), Rich Cebra (District 68 Representative)

2:35-3:30pm

Beer tasting, Conversation, and Posters/Exhibits

Session Descriptions
Educators Workshop

Presenters

Speaker Bios

HOSTED BY

 

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FUNDING

Provided by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey through the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine, under Grant No. G16AP00057.

Location

Harold Alfond Hall
Saint Joseph’s College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, Maine

Directions and Map
Google Maps

Contact

Emily Lesher:  207-893-7910 | sebago@sjcme.edu