Special Training Opportunities

Milfoil Rapid Response Workshop

Thursday October 1st, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Saint Joseph’s College, Alfond Center room HA1 (upstairs)

Your help is needed! A Milfoil Rapid Response team is being formed on Sebago Lake. We are looking for individuals who are willing to be on-call in adopted sectors of the lake in case of new variable milfoil sightings. Free training and certification will be provided at the workshop.

The workshop will be presented by the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. Attendees of this two-hour training will learn about:

  • Aquatic invaders in Maine
  • Sebago Lake’s milfoil infestation and what is being done about it
  • Identifying Sebago’s invasive milfoil and how to distinguish it from native look-alikes
  • Hunting for invasive milfoil and what to do when you find it
  • Becoming part of Sebago’s Rapid Response Team
  • Certification and reporting protocols

View the flyer here

Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop, please fill out our registration form below, or contact Maine VLMP at 207-783-7733 or vlmp@mainevlmp.org.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program is to help protect Maine lakes through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific information pertaining to lake health. The VLMP trains, certifies and provides technical support to hundreds of volunteers who monitor a wide range of indicators of water quality, assess watershed health and function, and screen lakes for invasive aquatic plants and animals. In addition to being the primary source of lake data in the State of Maine, VLMP volunteers benefit their local lakes by playing key stewardship and leadership roles in their communities.

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The VLMP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the collection of information pertaining to lake water quality. For 40 years, trained volunteers throughout Maine have donated their time so that we may all learn more about one of Maine’s most beautiful and important resources — our lakes.