Watchic Lake Association

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Fog rolls in

Donal Drew sent along this picture of the cold fog rolling in over Watchic Lake. Quoting from Carl Sandburg “The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.” We all can’t wait to spring! ...

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Watchic Lake Loons – Open Letter

Recently a Watchic Lake homeowner developed and mailed a short letter to all Watchic Lake property owners regarding the recent death of a baby loon. The letter, included here, was reminding us how we can all help avoid future such occurrences. The Maine Audubon poster they includ ...

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Invasive Plant Scare

Members of the Watchic Lake Association regularly check for invasive plants when they are out on the lake (many are Maine certified). Recently a volunteer spotted something concerning. They took a sample and sent it off for analysis by the Water Resource Specialist at Portland Wa ...

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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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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...

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