August 13, 2008

Lake Association to Host Speakers

NEW GLOUCESTER - The Sabbathday Lake Association will host the second summer meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Sabbathday Lake Grange Hall on Sabbathday Lake Road. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

The meeting will feature three speakers: Roberta Scruggs, Forest Bell and Heather True.

Bell will discuss the results of this summer's water testing program.

Scruggs works for the Lakes Environmental Association, a nonprofit group based in Bridgton dedicated to protecting lakes and water quality since 1970. She handles membership, community relations and, starting this year, works on the LEA's milfoil program.

Formerly, Scruggs was an award winning reporter, columnist and editor and outdoors writer for the Maine Sunday Telegram, Lewiston Sun Journal, Down East and Yankee magazines and other publications.

True is a project manager for Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District. She has worked on watershed protection programs for more than six years. True has been an AmeriCorps watershed educator and a stewardship associate at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Her leadership efforts with other groups has resulted in the successful implementation of 40 projects over the past 10 years, addressing many facets of nonpoint source pollution mitigation in and around the Casco Bay Watershed.

True is currently the project manager for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Nonpoint Source Grants namely in Thomas Pond, Highland Lake, Hancock and Sand ponds, Pleasant River and the recently conducted Sabbathday Lake Watershed survey.

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