Released Back into the Environment: On the Road to a Blue Future

Last year, QLF coordinated a research internship with Friends of Sebago Lake and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay focusing on researching information on the impacts of reservoir dams and flow regulation on lake, river, estuarine, and ocean systems.

The winter edition of Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s newsletter, Merrymeeting News, features an article written by our former research intern, Kiran Yendamuri. Click on the image below to read the full newsletter.

Friends of Sebago Lake was founded in 1992 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.

Founded in 1975, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) takes a holistic approach to protect Merrymeeting Bay, combining research, education, advocacy, and land conservation. With approximately 375 members, one staff person, and 125 volunteers contributing over 3,000 hours of service annually, FOMB is the only conservation organization in the area implementing these diverse tactics to achieve biological and cultural protection of the Bay as a whole.