Monthly Archives July 2022

Upcoming and Recent Events

This listing includes events happening on Watchic Lake or in Standish. Many other regional events can found at the Maine Public Calendar of Events site. Some events are WLA sponsored, and others appear for the benefit of Watchic Lake users. 2022 Events 9/17/2022 to 9/18/2022. PropSnapper RC airplane event at Kiwanis Beach. Held jointly with Propsnappers of Portland ME. Questions contact Kiwanis at standishkiwanis@gmail.com. Not a WLA sponsored event. 9/9/2022 to 9/11/2022. South Shore Outboard Powerboat Races in conjunction with American
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Loon Count and Update July 2022

A dedicated group of Watchic Lake volunteers went out for the Audubon Loon Count on Saturday morning, July 16. Eight adult loons and two loon chicks were counted. All seemed well. Thank you Dana Albert for the following photos of the two July 2022 loon chicks and their parents.
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Please Don’t Feed the Ducks – Stop Swimmers Itch Rash!

The key message… if you feed the ducks they stick around the lake, they eat the snails, poop out parasites, and you get Swimmers Itch. So PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS! Swimmer’s itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites that infect some birds and mammals. These microscopic parasites are released from infected snails into fresh and salt water (such as lakes, ponds, and oceans). While the parasite’s preferred
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Successful Meet and Greet on July 20

Thank you the 40+ Watchic Lake users and and owners who joined us Wednesday July 20 at the newly reopened Outpost Bar and Grill. This was a great chance to catch up on what’s new on the lake, meet new neighbors, purchase Watchic Lake gear, and support a local business.
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