We are pleased to announce that all work on our Watchic Lake Protection Project has been completed and approved by Maine DEP. Through these projects, an estimated 2.33 tons of sediment and 1.99 pounds of phosphorus will be prevented from washing into Watchic Lake each year. 112.5 feet of streambank or shoreline will be protected. These reductions will help maintain good water quality leading to better quality of life for all on the lake.
Working together with the Maine DEP, these projects have been a win-win for everyone on the lake. With access to DEP funds, the WLA has been able to educate lake users, and property owners have been able to use best management practices beneficial to Watchic Lake’s health and help maintain their property values. We want to thank all involved, road associations, residential property owners, Kiwanis Beach, the Town of Standish, Cumberland County Soil and Water Division and Maine DEP for making this project a success and protecting Watchic Lake.
Click or touch here for our Letter of Completion from the Director of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Click or touch here for our Final Project Report submitted to Maine DEP.