LakeSmart offers free opportunities for homeowners to learn how to manage their home and yard to improve the water quality of the lake. The primary focus of LakeSmart is to keep our water clean by stopping runoff into the lake (reducing the risk of algal blooms). This is done by stabilizing eroding areas, reducing the use of chemicals, diverting rainwater into vegetated areas, and maintaining or planting trees, shrubs, and ground cover along the shoreline.
Currently about 30 Watchic Lake property owners have received LakeSmart awards, with seven receiving awards in just the last year.
Its easy to get started – call or write us. We will arrange for a trained volunteer come to your home to assess its lake-friendliness and give you a written report on its ‘lake IQ.’ The assessment generally takes less than an hour. If appropriate, you will also get some suggestions for making improvements. Once you feel your property is ready, a representative from Maine Lakes Association come out to review and recommend for a LakeSmart award.
We strongly encourage you to join us, join your neighbors, and join LakeSmart to keep our lake clean healthy. Fill in our Contact Us form to schedule your LakeSmart visit. Click here to learn more about Watchic Lake LakeSmart successes.