Initiatives to improve water quality in the Belgrade Lakes and to educate people about the environment are in the news, with groundbreaking for the Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade Lakes village Oct. 12. The roles of Colby, its faculty, and student researchers are called “key” by one of the organizers.
The Morning Sentinel
and Kennebec Journal
newspapers covered the groundbreaking
and quoted President William D Adams, who said, "Education is the fundamental aspect of this project."
A 22-minute video
with details on the Maine EPSCoR Project, the umbrella for many of the conservation and education initiatives, is also online. Titled “Developing Lake Science Resources: Making Conservation a Tradition,” the video features several Colby professors and a number of students discussing their research in the lakes region. "Colby is really the key player in this," says Tom Klingenstein, who chaired the campaign that funded the Lakes Resource Center.