WVII reports on citizen-science lake water quality project

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a University of Maine citizen-science project aimed at protecting lake water quality in the state. The project began in 2015 with funding from UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and recently received an additional National Science Foundation grant. “We have some lakes in Maine whose water quality have been deteriorating (and) we’re not sure completely why,” said Aria Amirbahman, a UMaine professor of civil and environmental engineering who is co-leading the project. “Water quality is really important right now,” said Kaci Fitzgibbon, a graduate research assistant on the project.