Monthly Archives September 2023

Ice Cream Boat Returned

On August 20th, Watchic Lake Association volunteers Travis Roney and Stephanie Parker captained our Watchic Lake Ice Cream Boat. Nearly 300 ice cream cups and information on protecting the lake were handed out to folks along the shore. And thank you to Hannaford Supermarket in Standish for donating the ice cream!
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Second Loon Chick Killed by Blunt Force Trauma

Sadly we report that on Sunday, September 3 at about 5 PM a second loon chick was killed on the lake.  The chick was the one from the Middle Island pair.  Witnesses in the vicinity have stated that they saw the chick swimming just before a float plane landed in the area and saw the dead loon floating after the plane passed by. Rick Green picked up the dead loon and delivered it to a warden he arranged to meet
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Cyanobacteria Concerns – Sept 2023

A significant number of Cyanobacteria blooms have identified around the lake. Depending on the concentration of Cyanobacteria, it can be harmful to humans and pets. Maine DEP suggests: When in doubt, stay out! If an area looks green or cloudy, smells bad, or has scum on the surface, or you can’t see the bottom in 4-5 feet of water because it is so green, do not swim in that area. Algal scums along the shore have the highest concentrations of
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