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Science is a cornerstone of our activities to remedy and protect our waters and lands.  Since 2010, 7 Lakes Alliance has collaborated with Colby College – a premier environmental and lake science research institution – to better understand the ecology of the Belgrade Lakes and to develop exceptional research, education, innovative approaches, and guidance to our partners and neighbors throughout the watershed.

7 Lakes Alliance provides the Environmental Science Programs of Colby College a research laboratory, field station, conference space, and teaching resource.


A multidisciplinary team of Colby faculty representing the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geology, and the Environmental Studies and Science, Technology, and Society Programs work through 7 Lakes Alliance to engage citizens, lake associations, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and others in studying and protecting the Belgrade Lakes.

These programs provide research and teaching resources to 7 Lakes Alliance, our partners, and the Belgrade Lakes community through the National Science Foundation funded Sustainable Science project, part of a statewide sustainability science initiative.

Colby also provides a cadre of environmental interns who work throughout the academic year and during the summer to help support 7 Lakes Alliance sponsored and assisted projects throughout the watershed. The interns gain valuable practical experience as they work to promote environmental stewardship practices to sustain healthy, vibrant lakes.

Learn more about 7 Lake Alliance & Colby College Scientific Research

137 Main Street,

Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

(207) 495-6039

Mailing Address:

PO Box 250,

Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

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