Maine Shore Steward Volunteers
Engaging Maine Citizens in Science
Who We Are:
Maine Shore Stewards are citizen volunteers who care for the coast of Maine. Their efforts contribute important data and information to Maine’s decision-makers to help solve pollution problems, restore clam flats, and encourage an ethic of caring for the coast in Maine communities. The Maine Shore Stewards Program provides ongoing technical assistance and organizational support to Maine’s network of volunteers as well as information on coastal resource monitoring and protection.
What We Do:
- Training – Water quality sampling technique, laboratory analysis, phytoplankton sampling, data analysis and management assistance, follow-up training for quality assurance, and quality control.
- Community support – New monitoring group start up assistance, monitoring program design, educational programming.
- Grants – The Shore Stewards Program offers grants through the Maine Coastal Program for equipment, public education, and other projects.
- Education – Presentations, workshops, and conferences.
- Information – Educational resource material, protocols, manuals, and educational videos.
Where We Are Located:
We have volunteer activities available all along the coast of Maine and its outlying islands.
Volunteer Experiences Include:
Please choose a volunteer activity below to view the volunteer role description and find out more about it!
- Clean Water/Partners in Monitoring
- Maine’s Healthy Beaches Program: Coastal Swim Beach Monitoring
- Maine Phytoplankton Monitoring
- Shellfish Growing Area Classification- Water Quality Monitoring
- Beach Profiling
- Stream Team Program
How to Apply:
View the above role description of the volunteer activity you are interested in for specific program contact information.