The Daily Bulldog - Franklin County's First News - reported that the Clearwater Lake Association pulled 504 pounds of Chinese mystery snails from Clearwater Lake at Allen's Mills. Check out the full article about this massive citizen science effort online, or read it here!
I hope everyone had a wonderful America Week last week! This week the video blog focuses on the European green crab (Carcinus maenas), an aggressive and hungry crustacean that is impacting the coast of Maine.
Ruthie Hawley and Jeffrey Rubel are both interns this summer at Vital Signs. They have been working very hard since they have arrived, but they managed to set aside a few minutes to introduce themselves to you. In this second installment, you will meet Ruthie.
Ruthie Hawley and Jeffrey Rubel are both interns this summer at Vital Signs. They have been working very hard since they have arrived, but they managed to set aside a few minutes to introduce themselves to you. In this first installment, you will meet Jeffrey.
Greetings from the coast of Maine! This week I went searching with my wonderful cousin, Amelia, for Japanese knotweed. We did not have to go far from her home in Brunswick to find this aggressive plant. We found huge bushes right behind the local Dairy Frost.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Invasive Plant Patroller (IPP) training up in Lovell. The Maine Volunteer Lakes Monitoring Program (VLMP) organizes the IPP program in order to train volunteers to prevent, detect and respond to infestations of the “eleven most unwanted” in their local lakes and ponds.
If you live on or near Kezar Lake or are planning to visit this summer, or if you're looking to learn more about community watershed efforts, check out these events in the Kezar Lake watershed. Learn about native aquatic plants, and help monitor for the unwanted invasives.