Monthly Archives July 2021

August 4th Social Event – Great Response

Thank you to all that joined us at the Outpost Public House Restaurant on Wednesday August 4th. Over 60 people attended and the feedback was positive as folks had a chance to meet some of their Watchic Lake neighbors, learn about the lake, purchase some Watchic Lake items, and have some food and drink. Many attendees took their food and drink outdoors on the covered porch connected to the meeting room. The food and service provided by the Outpost was
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Lake-Friendly Water Sport Zones

During the summer, WLA members raised concerns about wakesurfing on the lake, and the potential risk to lake users, wildlife (e.g. swamping loon nests), and shoreland property from the large waves (over 3 feet). Although the wakesurfing is generally happening at slow speeds near the center of the lake, waves created have disrupted kayakers and damaged docks. In response to these comments, the WLA contacted the Maine Lakes Society and found that wakesurfing is a growing concern on many Maine
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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. 2021 Events 9/17/2021 to 9/19/2021. PropSnapper RC airplane event at Kiwanis Beach. Held jointly with Propsnappers of Portland ME. Questions contact Sarah at standishkiwanis@gmail.com. Not a WLA sponsored event. 9/10/2021 to 9/12/2021. South Shore Outboard Powerboat Races in conjunction with American Powerboat Association Races. Kiwanis Beach. Friday
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Great Info on Maintaining Septic Systems

Understanding and maintaining your septic systems is important to the quality of Watchic Lake, and to your property’s value. The Maine Lakes organization has recently completed some great info on maintaining your septic system, and educating renters and household members how to extend the life and effectiveness of their system. See Lakeside Living and Caring for Your Septic System. Their key points are: Think at the Sink! Keep grease, fats, harmful chemicals, and hair out of the drain. They can
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