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Sustainable Maine

Saving Our Lakes

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Maine’s 5,700-plus lakes pump an estimated $2.5 billion into the state’s economy every year. But human activity is reducing water quality in many of our lake. The Belgrade Lakes region is an ideal place to learn how to contend with these pressures. Researchers from Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative are studying the effects of development on lake water quality and local economies.

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Sustainable Maine

Preserving Paradise

During the past 15 years, development pressure has intensified in southern Maine.

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Sustainable Maine

Culvert Operations

Researchers lead efforts to help communities prepare for local impacts of climate change.

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Sustainable Maine

Return of a River

After decades of clean-up efforts, the Saco River Estuary is coming back to life.

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Sustainable Maine

Pools, Policies and People

Many towns in Maine are contending with growth while preserving open space and wildlife.

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