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Colby College Scientists Study Water Quality Improvement Strategies

Colby College Professor, Catherine Bevier, has been studying the shoreland (riparian) and watershore (littoral) zones in the Belgrade Lakes for several years to learn about the small critters and plants that inhabit them. This last summer, her students were doing follow-up studies on these habitats in front of properties that have received LakeSmart awards on Great Pond, Long Pond, North Pond, and East Pond. Dr. Bevier stated, “We hope to pull out some of the features of properties that seem to be key in maintaining land integrity and minimizing input into the lakes.” Students will be blogging about their experiences throughout their research and you will be able to follow their progress here on the MLRC and on Colby websites.