Monthly Archives August 2017

Invasive Milfoil Found on Long Lake Maine

Just 10 miles from Watchic Lake, Long Lake has recently been found to be infested with variable leaf milfoil. “On August 1st the Lakes Environmental Association and Maine Department of Environmental Protection have identified variable leaf milfoil growing in Long Lake. Long Lake had previously been thought to be safe from this invasive aquatic plant, but substantial growth has been found in Mast Cove in Naples” (Maine Lakes Association). PLEASE HELP KEEP WATCHIC LAKE INVASIVE FREE! Always remove all plants from
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Blanding’s Turtles Around Watchic Need Your Help

The endangered Blanding’s turtle has been spotted near Watchic Lake. This was most recently in 2013, when one was captured and tagged near the Inlet Restaurant (Rte. 113 near Watchic Road 19). Derek Yorks of the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) would greatly appreciate any information or sightings of the Blanding’s turtle around Watchic Lake. Blanding’s turtles are most frequently found in complexes of small acidic wetlands, vernal pools located in forested habitats, in marshes, forest and shrub swamps,
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