National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 24th – 29th, 2020
This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! DLLT’s forest management plan is carefully designed to monitor invasive species and promote biodiversity in the community forest, while maintaining a working forest to support the surrounding community. In 2019, an invasive aquatic milfoil was discovered in the Clifford Bay in Big Lake. Now DLLT is helping the Department of Environmental Protection and the Lake Stewards of Maine, along with the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township and Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, to survey the severity of the infestation. You can read more about this monitoring effort by visiting https://downeastlakes.org/invasive-milfoil-in-big-lake/.
Community members and outdoor enthusiasts can help showcase and defend biodiversity from the spread of invasive species in Maine. You can do your part with these five steps published by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry:
If you would like to participate in invasive species identification and monitoring, DLLT will be hosting an invasive species workshop titled “Milfoil in Big Lake: What is it and how do we respond?” at the Princeton Rod and Gun Club on March 30th, 2020. For more information on this event you can visit https://downeastlakes.org/events/milfoil-in-big-lake-what-is-it-and-how-do-we-respond/ or call our office at 207-796-2100.
Thank you for being a responsible invasive species sleuth! We hope that you will continue to defend Maine’s Forests and Lakes along with DLLT. If you cannot volunteer, but you would like to help, you can make a donation to DLLT by visiting the donate tab below. Again, thank you for your support.