Protecting Our Waterways – Successful Event With Statewide Impact

Protecting our Waterways: It was a lively, informative discussion.
Thank you to all who came!

At the Hawthorne House, September 14, 2023 – A group of six panelists held a lively discussion about how their respective organizations support the health of the Lake Region waterways.  The panelist’s offered perspective from a scientific, lake restoration, water quality monitoring, shoreland zoning and governance standpoint. It was acknowledged by the panel that there is a lot of growth in the Lake Region area and with it comes the impact to waterway health.

The event made an impact: Senator Tim Nangle and House Representative Jess Fay talked about the legislative process and how citizens can raise their voices to bring more attention to the challenges faced by our shoreland towns. They advised a bill is under development to assist small towns with major violations.

Just five days after the Hawthorne House event,  Channel 13 WGME featured the meeting, the shoreline abuses, a clip from Jessie Bates’ video, direct quotes from Mary Ann Moeri,  and what action the legislators hope to take.  Doesn’t it feel great to make a positive impact by bringing people together? 

Click here for the Channel 13 WGME segment from Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 nightly news.  

Thank you Mary Ann and Dave Moeri for organizing the event and moderating it all so well. Thank you!

Below is the recorded audio-video of the event – embedded from Youtube.  Full disclosure – The Hawthorne Community Association is working on improving its audio-video equipment, system and approach.