What you can do to be Shore Smart
December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Above: Autumn sunrise on Biscay Pond in Damariscotta
In person or online
Do you live on or near the water – whether the ocean, a lake or pond, a river or stream? Our waterways are beautiful and offer many opportunities for recreation, but they are also vulnerable. Threats to our local lakes, ponds, and rivers include toxic cyanobacteria or algae blooms, erosion and sediment, and bacterial contamination.
The good news is, there are many low or no-cost projects shorefront homeowners can do that make a significant difference to long-term water quality by promoting water infiltration and reducing run-off. Join us on December 12, either in person or online, to learn the big and small things you can do on your own property to protect water quality.
Director of Education and Community Science Sarah Gladu, who is also a trained LakeSmart evaluator and water quality professional, will share images of examples of different property management issues and talk about ways to address them. Sarah will touch on shoreline buffers, septic systems, drip lines, driveway erosion, lawn care and other factors that might impact the water where you live.
You are encouraged to bring questions and photos of your own property – or, better yet, send them ahead of time to email@example.com.
How to register
This program is free, thanks to member support. To register, use the button below. During registration you will be able to choose either the in person or online option to participate.