Watchic Lake Association

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It Gets Chilly on the Lake

  It’s been a cold and snowy winter so far on the lake. The snow started in December and keeps on coming, with about six feet on the ground, including the recent Valentine’s Day blizzard. And it’s been cold, with below average temperatures for most the month (many nights bel ...

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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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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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