Watchic Lake Association

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Picking the Right Plants

The Portland Water District is dedicated to helping all of us better maintain our lakefront property and thus the quality of our lakes. They remind us that vegetated buffers of trees, shrubs and groundcover plants catch sediment and other pollution before it reaches lakes or stre ...

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Loon Juvenile Lost

We are fortunate to have a pair of loon families on the lake. However, we recently learned that we’ve lost one of the island loon juveniles. This was discovered by a resident returning to their camp for Labor Day. The Maine Center for Loon Conservation has been contacted ab ...

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2014 WLA Yard Sale – Thank You!

  The Watchic Lake Association completed its 2014 yard sale on a beautiful Saturday August 9th. A small group of volunteers gathered truckloads of items, sorted and priced them, moved them to the feild, put them out for display and managed the event. There were no costs to t ...

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Loon Banding Completed

On Wednesday evening, July 30, wildlife biologists from BioDiversity Research (www.briloon.org) completed banding loons on Watchic Lake.  They were able to get both the male and female swamp loons and the male island loon banded. The female island loon didn’t want to cooper ...

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Lakescaping – Portland Water District

We all know what “landscaping” is. Ever wonder what “lakescaping” is? Unlike landscaping, lakescaping first assesses the lake front  growing environment and then selects native plants that grow best in that environment. Ideally the plants thrive in your specific soils, moisture, ...

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History of Paine Neighborhood – July 22

Come learn about the historic Paine Neighborhood and its relationship to and influence on Watchic Lake. Donal Drew and Elaine Bradbury along with the Standish Historical Society will host this event. When: July 22 at 1:00 to 3:30 pm Where: Bradbury Pines on Watchic Lake off Road ...

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Ice in the Early Days

Ever wonder how people chilled their milk, meats, veggies, and of course their beer during the warm summer months on the lake? Ice from an ice-house of course.  David F. Drew writes in his book An Almanac of the Paine Neighborhood and Watchic Pond From 1800 to 1935 “When my ...

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Two Trails early 1900’s

Have you ever driven past the current Two Trails Diner at the intersection of Rte’s 25 and 113 and wondered how it used to be? We recently came across a some post cards (back in the day of one cent stamps) and and a newspaper advertisement for the “2 Trails Tourist Ca ...

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Maine Audubon on Watchic Lake

Sarah Haggerty, Conservation Biologist and GIS Manager for the Maine Audubon Society recently provid...

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August 2017 Newsletter Available

We have just published our August 2017 Watchic Lake Association Newsletter. In it we cover the recen...

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