Nature Nearby:
A series of tips for enjoying nature close to home

Entry #5: Water Coloring Pages, Round 2

The coloring pages two local artists created for us last year in honor of Drinking Water Week were such a hit that we invited two other Maine creatives to join in on the fun this year! We’re here to help you take some down time this week to appreciate Greater Portland’s exceptionally pure drinking water supply and the forests that help make it possible. Click the links below to download, print on 8.5″x11″ paper, and color them either by hand or digitally. We’ve posted completed samples here to get your creative juices flowing. Share your works of art with us on Instagram or Facebook by tagging #keepsebagoclean!

It’s no wonder artist Kelli Shedd’s work reflects such a deep connection to the land, water, and wildlife of the Sebago Lake watershed. As a resident of the watershed town of Stoneham and community engagement coordinator for Sebago Clean Waters partner Western Foothills Land Trust (WFLT), she regularly experiences the many wonders of the natural world. She loves spreading the word about WFLT’s fascinating array of community projects and programs through her passionate approach to design and marketing. See more of her nature-inspired work on instagram @borealchick_designs and at

Until you have a chance to get out and explore some Sebago-region waterways, you can live vicariously through this window into the watershed created by Portland-based illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer Kailey Partin. Since a young age, Kailey has been known to doodle on anything and everything—papers, napkins, even her arm. She is the director of branding and hospitality at Rising Tide Brewing Company where she is responsible for all public-facing elements of the brand from can design to oversight of the tasting room and events. Rising Tide generously donates 10 cents per barrel of beer brewed to Sebago Clean Waters. Learn more about Kailey and her creative endeavors on instagram @BeerMEKailey and at