BRCA: the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
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Water Quality Milfoil Conservation Corps Water Quality Technical Info

BRCA Youth Conservation Corps Program

The Corps's mission is to reduce sources of pollution in our lakes (Great, Long, East, McGrath, North, Watson and Ward Ponds, and Messalonskee and Salmon Lake). Founded in 1996 by BRCA, this self-sustaining summer program has completed more than 770 erosion-control projects on all seven Belgrade Lakes in the watershed. Each summer a project director and field supervisor oversees two full-time crews of high school students and crew leaders. Projects like Peninsula Park in Belgrade Lakes Village have helped the conservation raise local awareness of erosion issues.

Homeowner Project Request

The BRCA Conservation Corps is seeking candidate sites for its work on an ongoing basis. The Corps will do hand work such as planting trees/shrubs, stabilizing eroding shorelines (riprap), stone lining of eroding ditches and building waterbars and turnouts on roads and drainage ways. Labor will be provided free of charge; landowners will pay for materials and any permit fees. If you know of an eroding site that needs stabilizing, let us know. The Corps Director and the Watershed Program Coordinator are available for on-site consultations about how your property may be affecting water quality in our lakes. Call us at 207-495-6039 or fill out a site assessment form (PDF*).


PO Box 250
Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918
(207) 495-6039