Friends of Sebago Lake
Since 1992, we have been working to create a sustainable Sebago Lake.
Blueback Herring and American Shad, Presumpscot River, Portland and Falmouth, Maine. May 31, 2018. Filmed by Doug Watts.
By: Douglas Watts Thursday night, March 22, Roger Wheeler and I, Douglas Watts, represented FOSL at a public meeting held by S.D. Warren for removing the Saccarappa dam on the Presumpscot River in downtown Westbrook. The meeting was held in the Westbrook High School auditorium. We did not learn of
On Saturday November 25, 2017 Friends of Sebago Lake paid a visit to Songo Beach at Sebago Lake State Park. In 1988 Songo Beach was designated by the State of Maine as Maine “Finest Inland Beach”. It has been ruined. With these recent photos it is apparent that Songo Beach
The Friends of Sebago Lake is standing against the fishery killing ”Sacarappa Agreement”(SA) which is a blatant precedent setting violation of the Clean Water Act.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
The mission of Friends of Sebago Lake (FOSL) is to promote an understanding of the interconnected harmful impacts of unnatural freshwater flows by dam regulation and to advocate for the restoration of natural freshwater seasonal water flows from inland waters to the seas.
FOSL’s mission includes the re-unification of fragmented freshwater ecosystems caused by dams impassable to fish. FOSL works for requirements that all dams in Maine have safe and effective fish passage for the full restoration of the historical range of Maine’s diadromous fishes.
We Pay Attention
To serve as a watchdog over those who regulate the flow of freshwater for their pleasure in their adherence to the laws of the Clean Water Act and State and Federal dam license requirements.
In The Name of Science
Promote the need for scientific study of the impacts of unnatural freshwater flow on the water quality and ecosystems of Sebago Lake and other Maine lakes and their water continuums all the way to the Gulf of Maine.
Require the restoration of more natural seasonal cycles of freshwater flow in our lakes and rivers.
Fight For The Fish
Fight for the restoration of access and safe passage of diadromous fish to Sebago Lake and all Maine river watersheds.
From Here to the Sea
Advocate for and support scientific study of the relationship of unnatural freshwater flow on nutrient flux changes impacting coastal phytoplankton populations, coastal ecosystems, ocean acidity, and climate change