Local Water Quality & Lake Associations

Local Water Quality & Lake Associations

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed
PO Box 5003
Augusta, ME 04332

Mission: To protect and improve the 28 lakes and streams of the Cobbossee Watershed. The Cobbossee Watershed has 28 lakes and streams within its 217-square mile area - beginning at Torsey Lake in Mount Vernon and ending in the Gardiner portion of Cobbossee Stream. Their efforts continue to focus on two separate, yet equally significant, threats facing the Cobbossee Watershed:

1. Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution
2. Invasive Aquatic Plants (IAP)

Their MIL-FOILER program consists of various strategies to deal with menaces.
You can help! To Find out how, please visit their site.

Clark Marine actively supports the Friend Of Cobbossee Watershed.

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
PO Box 250
Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

BRCA conserves the lands, water quality, and natural heritage of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. Their land trust includes land prerservation through land acquisition and stewardship. BRCA has conserved nearly 9,000 acres through fee purchase or conservation easements, including the 6,000 acre Kennebec Highlands. Their lake trust includes the Milfoil program, the Conservation Corps program and the Watershed program.

Their activities include: land preservation, watershed protection, courtesy boat inspections, and youth conservation corps.

Clark Marine actively supports this group and their mission.

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program
24 Maple Hill Road
Auburn, ME 04210

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.

Formed in 1971, Maine’s VLMP is the longest-standing state-wide citizen lake monitoring program in the U.S., as well as one of the largest, with more than 1,200 active volunteers monitoring more than 500 lakes statewide.

30 Mile River Watershed Association
PO Box 132
Mount Vernon, ME 04532

30 Mile Watershed’s mission is to preserve, improve, and protect the land and water quality in the 30 Mile River watershed. Their goals are:

1. Prevent the introduction of invasive species through early interception, detection and public education.
2. Detect and prevent pollution from point and nonpoint sources.
3. Encourage responsible and environmentally friendly enjoyment of our lakes and ponds by promoting safe boating practices

Clark Marine actively supports this group and their mission.

Cobbosseecontee Yacht Club
PO Box 17
Manchester, ME 04351

Cobbosseecontee Yacht Club is open to anyone interested in preserving and helping the Lake and the Ladies Delight Lighthouse. CYC was organized in 1904.

Clark Marine is actively involved with CYC.

Maine Department of Environmental Protection? - Land & Water Quality
17 State House Station
28 Tyson Drive
Augusta, ME 04333

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection implements water quality programs under the Clean Water Act and state law. The Department is responsible for managing, protecting and enhancing the quality of Maine's water resources through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs. The Department collaborates with local, state and federal agencies to plan and implement strategies to protect Maine’s water quality.