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.
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.
My name is Ruthie Hawley and I am interning at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute this summer and working closely with the Vital Signs program and community. I hail originally from Poulsbo, WA, outside of Seattle, but go to school at Colby College. One of the projects I have taken on this summer is creating an Invasive Species Video Blog that is highlighting important invasive species that are affecting communities across the state of Maine....