Watchic Lake Association

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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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2016 Water Quality Report Available

We have completed our 2016 water quality report for Watchic Lake. The data used in this report comes from readings done by FB Environmental and WLA volunteers. All data has been certified and has been submitted to Maine VLMP. This report includes a much richer set of testing than ...

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Loon Update Fall 2016

Another wonderful report from Kim and Steve Lajoie on our loons… “We are happy to report that this year 3 babies were born on the lake and at this writing all three are thriving and preparing for their first flight.  Just today we saw six (!) migrating eagles fly over ...

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Good Time to Check Your Septic System

After a busy summer season and before the ground freezes, it is a good time to have your septic tank pumped. Plus, its easier to deal with septic system issues before the ground freezes. Tanks near the watershed need to be maintained before the melting snow and spring rains can l ...

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2017 Dam Report Available

The dam functioned flawlessly for another year. As a reminder, the dam is opened to lower the water...

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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...

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