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Sebago Lake Symposium

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Sebago Lake Symposium

February 2, 2019, 8:45am – 3:30pm  | Snow date: February 9

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

The event is limited to 150 registrants and registration is required. If you register and your plans to attend change, to please let us know by emailing sebago@sjcme.edu.

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 included.

  • sediment sample from Sebago Lake
  • Female 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

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)
10:35-11:05amMy 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 at Pearson’s Cafe (Mercy Hall)
1-1:20pmLakeTemps Network – Citizen Science on Sebago Lake  Todd Rodgers (Rodgers Research Group LLC)Aliens Among Us: Invasive Plants in Sebago  Christian Oren (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)
2:35-3:30pmBeer tasting, Poster Session and “Discovering Lakes” Student Work

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)

10:35-11:05am

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 at Pearson’s Cafe (Mercy Hall)

1-1:20pm

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

Aliens Among Us: Invasive Plants in Sebago  – Christian Oren (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)

2:35-3:30pm

Beer tasting, Poster Session and “Discovering Lakes” Student Work

Session Descriptions

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