2017 Watchic Lake Association Annual Meeting
THANK YOU to the nearly 40 members that joined us Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Standish Town Hall. The meeting began with a chance to socialize and enjoy all sorts of homemade desserts provided by members of the WLA board and other supporters.
Sarah Haggerty of the Maine Audubon Society gave a great presentation on wildlife in and around Watchic Lake, with a focus on loons, eagles, and turtles.
Three new board members were voted on to the board; Catherine Watson,
Stephen Lajoie, and Joanne Majka – all live on the lake and look forward to keeping it a pleasant place to be. Thank you to Steve Center, Donal Drew, and Eileen Burnell who all ended their terms on the board. Each in their own way made significant contributions to the association and the lake.
Four officers were approved for new or extended terms; President – Paul McNulty, Vice-President/President Elect – Owen Smith, Treasurer – Agnes Wiggin, and Historian – Martha Drew.
As in past years, we noted that quality of Watchic Lake water remains good, but is under pressure from polluted runoff from a number of locations We are fortunate to have no invasive plant species in the lake.
Click here for the DRAFT 2017 Annual Member Meeting Minutes. Approval of these will be voted on at the 2018 meeting.
Click here for the 2017 Treasurer’s Report, which was approved at the meeting.
Click here for Paul McNulty’s Executive Summary of 2016/2017 WLA Activities.
Again, thank you to all our bakers, contributors, members and sponsors for your support!
2016 Watchic Lake Association Annual Meeting
THANK YOU to the nearly 40 members and 20 freinds that joined us Saturday July 9, 2016 at the Standish Congregational Church. The meeting began with a silent auction and raffle, followed by a lasagna dinner prepared by the Congregational Church. We reviewed our recent “Risk Assessment Report”, heard from Forrest Bell of FB Environmental on Watchic Lake, congratulated eight new LakeSmart award recipients, and provided a status report on all WLA activities. Three new board members were voted on to the board, and three officers were voted into new positions.
Overall the quality of Watchic Lake remains good. We are fortunate to have no invasive plant species in the lake. Water quality remains good (secchi disk at ~4.5 meetings similar to past years), but is under pressure from polluted runoff from a number of locations.
They key message to our members is to protect the lake we need to reduce runoff! Whether it be by participating in LakeSmart or doing some research, we ask that you do your part to keep nutrient rich runoff water out the lake.
- Click here for the DRAFT 2016 Annual Member Meeting Minutes. Approval of these will be voted on at the 2017 meeting.
- Click here for the 2016 Treasurer’s Report, which was approved at the meeting.
- Click here for Forrest Bell’s presentation on challenges to lakes, including Watchic Lake
- Click here for Paul McNulty’s Executive Summary of 2015/2016 activities.
- Click here for the 2016 Risk Assessment Report commissioned by the WLA and completed by FB Environmental.
Again, thank you to all our silent auction contributors, members and sponsors for your support!