2015 Plenary Session
How can we stop loving our lakes to death? Building a Community-Based Action Plan to Keep our Lakes Golden
Whitney King, Miselis Professor of Chemistry at Colby College
The Belgrade Lakes chain is typical of many Maine watersheds providing exceptional recreational value, a close-knit community, and millions of dollars in economic activity. Declining water quality is threatening many of our iconic Maine lakes. Developing sustainable solutions for the Belgrade Lakes has required community partnerships to define the change in lake ecosystem function, agree on a plan for collective action, and implement broad-based watershed restoration projects.