Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes

January 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Rachel Fowler, School of Biology and Ecology

Dr. Rachel Fowler, Courtesy of Rachel Fowler

The beautiful freshwater lakes of Maine and especially those in Acadia National Park are enjoyed by local residents and visitors from around the world. Keeping them pristine for future generations is a concern shared by many of us. Our environment is faced with many challenges that human activities have created in our climate, landscapes and ecosystem. The Bar Harbor Garden Club is offering a presentation on “Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes” by Dr. Rachel Fowler at their January meeting which is open to both members and the public.

Dr. Fowler is a member of the research staff for the School of Biology and Ecology (SBE) at the University of Maine in Orono where she is the Biology Laboratory Coordinator. This department was formed in 2007 as a center for research and teaching programs in organismal biology and ecology.

Dr. Fowler is a Second Century Stewardship research fellow through the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. She has worked as an aquatic scientist at Acadia National Park since 2016. Currently, Dr. Fowler is developing a risk assessment for future harmful algal blooms in the freshwater lakes of Acadia.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11 at 1:00 P.M. at Birch Bay
Retirement Village, Bar Harbor. The program will include time for questions and will be followed by a Holiday Tea and club business meeting. All are welcome to attend.

This presentation is one of the monthly programs offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club to the public. Club members and guests are asked to make a reservation for the program by emailing Barbara Amstutz at or calling /texting her at (215)764-0468.

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