Maine Lakes Society

The Maine Lakes Society engages lake users and stakeholders in lakes education and sound stewardship practices, with the recognition that healthy lakes provide a basis for economic prosperity and cultural activity that is intimately tied to the environment. Our work with lake associations and other lake conservation organizations over the past 40 years has played a key role in protecting the health of hundreds of Maine lakes to date, and provides annual networking and learning opportunities connecting our professional peers with others interested in lake conservation statewide.

Founded in 1970 as the Congress of Lake Associations (COLA), we merged with the former Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute (MLCI) in 2012 and changed our name to better reflect our broader mission. The only statewide membership organization devoted solely to lakes, we work to strengthen the resilience of lake ecosystems in the face of climate change, poor land management, and inadequately enforced regulations

Contact Maine Lakes Society

Cheryl Perusse Daigle
Executive Director
P.O. Box 447
Belgrade Lakes, Maine  04918
Phone: 207-495-2301


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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