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The History and Evolution of the Courtesy Boat Inspection Program

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT


For more than 20 years the Courtesy Boat Inspection (CBI) program has helped protect our lakes from the spread of invasive aquatic plants. Learn about the history of this program and how it has grown and evolved over time. We will also focus on the cost of the program and how vitally important it is to keep it going strong. New and current infestations, as well as at risk lakes, will be explored.


Mary Jewett

Coutesy Boat Inspection Program Director @Lakes Environmental Association
Mary Jewett has worked in a variety of roles at the Lakes Environmental Association for over a decade. She is currently LEA’s CBI director as well as the coordinator for the DEP’s CBI and Plant Grant program. Mary also conducts boat inspection trainings for BASS clubs and CBI groups throughout Maine. In the winter months Mary focuses on teaching young people at local schools about protecting our lakes and watersheds. Mary graduated from Unity College in Maine with a degree in Ecology and has been working on protecting our natural resources over since.


Maine Lakes Society