We Are Counting on You

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”~ Wendell Berry

We learn news of our changing climate and assaults on our environment through oil spills and other disasters every day. For all of us who care about the future sustainability of our natural world, finding ways to preserve and protect it is a foremost calling. KLWA offers you a local and personal way to participate.

There are many ways for you to get involved with the KLWA, from an individual Membership to leading a committee or a project initiative. Throughout the season, special events offer opportunities to meet others who share a strong interest in protecting and enhancing the quality of the watershed. Get started by finding something that particularly interests you — and above all, get involved!

Here are Some ways you can do your part

  • Prevent soil erosion and contamination into waterbodies by following the Lake Smart program best practices
  • Protect shorelines with proper plantings and drainage, following Maine regulations
  • Help prevent Milfoil infestation by volunteering for LIPPC’s Courtesy Boat inspection program
  • Wear personal flotation devices and carry required boating equipment.
  • Know the Maine boating regulations and follow them closely to protect you and those around you.
  • Don’t Litter
  • Remove all fishing debris
  • Avoid Lead Sinkers, which are illegal in Maine
  • Remove and safely dispose of all fishing lines.
  • Be Careful with soft plastic bait
  • Protect Loon Habitats
  • Observe the No-Wake zone