Watchic Lake Association

News and Events

Fall 2017 Dam Opening – Columbus Day

Its that time of year again… The Watchic Lake dam gate will be lowered on Columbus Day, Monday October 9, 2017 for the winter. Following the opening, the lake level will go down to its winter level over the course of about two to four weeks (depending in part on rainfall). Loweri ...

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Invasive Plant Screening Day 2017

In August and September of 2017, a group of 12 WLA board members and volunteers surveyed Watchic Lake for invasive plant species – none were found. This is the second year a thorough inventory of lake plants has been completed. As a member of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring P ...

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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 ...

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Maine Audubon on Watchic Lake

Sarah Haggerty, Conservation Biologist and GIS Manager for the Maine Audubon Society recently provided Watchic Lake Association members with a fascinating set of information about wildlife on and around the lake. Sarah covered eagles, loons, fish, turtles, and work being planned ...

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Upcoming and Recent Events

This listing includes events and happening on Watchic Lake. Many other regional events can found at the Maine Today calendar site. Some events are WLA sponsored, and others appear for the benefit of Watchic Lake users. 2017 Events 7/15/2017. Watchic Lake Association Annual Meetin ...

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Appropriate Fertilizer? Probably none.

With all the rain we have had lately, there have been gardening articles reporting that you should fertilize more because nutrients have been washed away.  But if you have native plants and a healthy lawn, fertilizers are not needed in northern New England.  Recent soil studies a ...

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Loon Update from the Lajoie’s

It seems the grip of spring has finally lifted! We took a lengthy kayak last weekend to see if we had any nesting loons. We discovered one pair braving a nesting site back in the inlet/swamp at the southeast end of the lake. Many of you may remember this nest was raided by raccoo ...

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The Watchic Lake Dam in Action

The Watchic Lake Dam in action – these photos show the front and inside of the dam with the gate adjusted to drain surplus water from the lake. Our goal in the spring is to raise the water level fairly quickly after ice-out to protect loon nests and eggs from flooding. The top of ...

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Fall 2017 Dam Opening – Columbus Day

Its that time of year again… The Watchic Lake dam gate will be lowered on Columbus Day, Monday Octob...

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Invasive Plant Screening Day 2017

In August and September of 2017, a group of 12 WLA board members and volunteers surveyed Watchic Lak...

Read More
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