Metaphyton Algae Bloom, Long Pond 2021
Pristine water quality for Great and Long Pond is a heritage that we can take for granted, right? It was, in 1908 when the Belgrade Lakes Association was formed.
Today, that’s no longer the case. It is the responsibility of everyone with an interest in these lakes to help “protect and preserve” them.
The pages introduced here talk about how lakes work, what the Belgrade Lakes Association is doing to protect water quality, and how you—one person—can help keep them working well for your enjoyment, recreation, and the economic sustainability of the region. The change—in people, their habits and habitats, and the ways in which they use the lakes—since the Belgrade Lakes Association was formed in 1908, is monumental. Water quality can no longer be taken for granted.
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The links below provide additional information on Belgrade Lakes Association's Water Quality Programs and other Water Quality subjects that may interest you.
Storm Water Runoff
What is a Buffer?
Water Quality Terms
Links to Other Water Quality Resources and Organizations
7 Lakes Alliance
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Lakes Environmental Association