“A person could write an entire dissertation on the variety of pondweeds in Pleasant Lake,”
We were a flotilla of nine boats on Pleasant Lake in Stetson. It was a gorgeous summer day and Mark, a former DEP staffer and active Maine VLMP volunteer, guided the group of novice aquatic plant patrollers. The event was organized by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) and Maine VLMP provided aquatic scopes and materials.
We made our way along the shoreline to a picnic area located on Pleasant Lake Preserve, an SRLT property, for lunch. Afterwards, we examined our hoard of aquatic plant samples, which were spread out on white trays placed on the picnic table. Besides many pondweed species, the usual suspects of native carnivorous bladderwort and common waterweed were identified. By the end of the day, participants were able to distinquish between the different plant groups and had learned key distinctions of invasive plants. Dissertations on pondweeds may follow. 🙂
A job well done at the Masse dam site
The work is part of the Alewife Restoration initiative collaborative project with Maine Rivers.
Speaker series continued to be fun at 93 Main Coffee Shop. Thank you Avian Haven for all that you do and Laura was great !
Want to say to all those within the reach of this post that Avian Haven does amazing work and if you go to their website through the link above you can find out how to help them.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.
There is a role for everyone, from working with children to leading excursions to serving on a committee… and much more! Whether you can give us several hours a week or a few hours a year, we need your help. Please take a couple of minutes to download the SRLT Volunteer Interest Form below and return it to mail (P.O. Box 184, Unity, ME 04988).
SRLT Volunteer Interest Form