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We've done it! Thank You!

Our technical leaders and volunteers from around our community have walked nearly the entire watershed to identify and prioritize current areas of erosion and storm-water runoff.

The Friends of Messalonskee would like to acknowledge the Technical Leaders and Volunteers who made our recent watershed survey a great success. The data collected will guide strategies to help protect the lake’s water quality for years to come. Thank you to the following participants:


Technical Leaders: Amanda Pratt, Greg Beane, Addie Halligan, & Katelyn Millbrandt (Department of Environmental Protection); Jen Jespersen & Katie Goodwin (EcoInstincts); Charlie Baeder & Peter Kallin (7 Lakes Alliance); Josh Platt (Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District); Whitey Baker (30 Mile River Watershed Association); Betty Smith (Private Consultant - Watershed Surveys).              

Friends of Messalonskee members: Beth Arnold, Rick Eskelund, Mike Guarino*, JJ Jurdak, Doug Legg, Jean Legg, Brian Martin, Caroline Martin, James Matthews, Kathy Moore, Bob Nardi*, Steve Neumeister, Sue Phenix, Tobi Schneider, Bill Tiernan, Janna Townsend*, Ned Warner.

Lake Friends: Natalie Burr* & Miles Frank (Pine Island Camp); Amy Cazier, DEP AmeriCorps; Liz Koucky, BLA –Great Pond;  Gale Savard, Belgrade landowner; Anthony Wilson, Belgrade Town Manager.  
Note:* these volunteers both days, September 29 and 30.

Maine Arts Academy Teacher and Students: Chris Maloney (Science Instructor). Students: Sinead Callahan, Tanner Frost, Faye Haynes-White, Sparrow Hyson, Moxie Jonas, Ron O’Neal, Isa Russell, Avery Stevens, & Tony Veilleux.


Additional thanks to: Carol Johnson, Belgrade Lakes Association, for loaning Volunteer t-shirts; Belgrade and Oakland Post Offices for extra mailing efforts; Oakland Town Office for use of Gazebo Park; Belgrade, Oakland, Sidney, Manchester, Readfield, Mt. Vernon, and Augusta Town Offices for address assistance; The Print Shop in Belgrade, for printing/mailing over 2300 landowner letters; Dunkin Donuts on Kennedy Memorial Drive for discounts on coffee & donuts.


                                          picture is the September 29 volunteer crew.

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