Mar 21, 2022
Roberta Hill and Adam Zemans
Lake Stewards of Maine

Roberta Hill is an aquatic ecologist and environmental educator. She has been active in the field of lake protection and community outreach in Maine for thirty years and has been instrumental in the creation and development of some of Maine’s most successful and long-standing lake education programs. Currently serving as Deputy Director and Director of Climate Change and Invasive Species Programming for Lake Stewards of Maine, Roberta is the principal author of the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants, co-author of Citizens’ Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plant Management, and lead content creator for the Maine Field Guide to Aquatic Phenomena app and website.

Adam Zemans – Executive Director.  Adam has a special passion for lakes in Maine and Lake Stewards of Maine’s (LSM’s) mission, much of which originates in five years of YMCA camp in the Thousand Islands of New York State as a child, and later, visiting with family in Maine He is a strong believer, teacher and student of Citizen Science, Sustainability Science and Lake Stewardship as integral parts of the “Sustainability Revolution.” Adam began his journey with Lake Stewards of Maine in 2008 with his first trip to the Deep Hole on Highland Lake of Windham/Westbrook/Falmouth when visiting with Dr. Keith Williams, a veteran volunteer and scientist. In 2016, Adam was certified in Secchi Disk and Dissolved Oxygen monitoring by LSM, as well as invasive plant species identification. In 2017, Adam was a Visiting Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator at Lake Stewards of Maine (then Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program) and spoke at the LSM Annual Conference regarding social science elements of the Citizen Science Revolution.

Adam is a PhD Candidate in Conflict Resolution Studies at Nova Southeastern University, with a dissertation focus on collaborative stakeholder response to climate change impacts in Maine. He is currently based on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Since 2008, he has been a licensed Maine Sea Kayak and Maine Recreational Guide and obtained a 2021 black belt in Shito Ryu Karate.