Lakes and Ponds program offered by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 7:30am

    The lakes and ponds of the Pemaquid River watershed are a unique and valuable natural resource. Their health is the topic of an online conversation hosted by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 30.

    Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Citizen Science Sarah Gladu will offer updates on ongoing initiatives to monitor water quality and control the spread of aquatic invasive plants. She will also share what we know about water quality in certain lakes and ponds based on the data gathered by Coastal Rivers volunteers.

    Guest speaker Tracy Hart, who is the Loon Count Program coordinator for Maine Audubon, will join the program to discuss loon biology and local populations. 

    As time allows, Gladu will address questions and concerns related to ecology, water quality, and things nearby homeowners can to protect these lakes and ponds.

    The event is free. Registration is required online at

    Tracy Hart is a wildlife ecologist who facilitates community involvement in science and conservation, including the Annual Maine Loon Count, the Forestry for Maine Birds Song Meter Project, and the Fish Lead Free Initiative. She has worked with a variety of organizations to promote environmental problem-solving and experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

    Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust is a non-profit, nationally accredited land trust with active programs in land conservation, water quality, trails and public access, and nature education in the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region. For more information, email or visit