The Maine Audubon and Maine Lakes are coordinating a project to increase awareness of actions we can all take to minimize disturbance and impacts to nesting loons and loon families. Look Out for Loons volunteers receive training on a variety of outreach tools and efforts they can undertake in their communities to help loons thrive by increasing awareness about nesting loons, and decreasing behaviors that lead to loon injuries and nest failure. FMI: LOONS@LAKES.ME
Lake Anasagunticook is a spring-fed 600-acre, 50-foot deep lake located in the towns of Canton and Hartford, Maine. (Click here for Maine.gov lake facts) The lake is used for recreation purposes, including boating, swimming, and fishing, and is a source of drinking water for the town of Canton.
The Lake Anasagunticook Association (LAA) is a public, non-profit organization founded to bring together property owners and others who care about Lake Anasagunticook. The LAA addresses topics related to preserving and protecting the lake as a natural resource. Membership donations and fundraisers primarily fund its work. The organization distributes a newsletter to its members, friends, and interested parties; holds periodic board meetings; celebrates Lake Days every summer; and holds an annual meeting. Members collect data on water quality and check the lake for invasive plants, and they played a large role in fundraising for the 2012 Dam Project. The LAA participates in the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (MVLMP) and board members are active in the Maine Lakes Environmental Association and Lake Stewards of Maine.