Posts by Paul McNulty

Winter Time on Watchic Lake – from the Sky

Many of us do not have a chance to experience Watchic Lake during the winter, and certainly not from thousands of feet in the air. The photos below give sense of how precious our lake is, and how life continues on the lake…even in the winter time. Click on any image to start the slide show. Compliments and thanks to Kyle Damon of Damon Aerial Imagery for these beautiful photos of Watchic Lake.
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Latest Info from Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

2021 Fishing Laws Available Online Being a responsible user of the Maine outdoors means staying informed of, and complying with, the current laws and rules. It’s easy, just touch or click 2021 Maine Inland Fishing Laws to download the booklet. New ways to find the special fishing laws Want to check to see if a waterbody has special fishing laws? Check the Maine IFW website for an easy to use searchable database of special fishing laws. You can search for
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Watchic Lake Assoc. Secures Large Grant from Maine DEP and US EPA

In late 2020, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency approved our application for funds to improve Watchic Lake water quality by reducing polluted runoff into the lake. This is great news for the lake and for property owners wishing to leverage federal funds to improve their property. This matching grant is designed to support two town culvert improvements, three road association improvements, and about six residential property improvements. This grant encompasses work totaling $124,434,
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Public Notice – Request for Qualifications – Closed

Thank you for your interest. Request for submissions is now closed. The Watchic Lake Association (WLA) is inviting responses from private sector consultants interested in entering into an agreement to administer projects related to grant funding issued by the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection titled “Watchic Lake Protection Project, Phase I.”  Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021 no later than 4:00 p.m.; contract award: January 29, 2021; and project finish: December 31, 2022. Click our touch here for the
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Great Christmas Gifts at the WLA Online Store

What better way to celebrate Christmas with those who love the lake… Watchic Lake and others . The WLA online store is filled with Watchic Lake (and other Maine Lake) gifts, clothing, and memorabilia. This site is hosted by the well known and trusted Etsy online retail site. Profits are exclusively for the benefit of the Watchic Lake Association. A sampling of products can be found here at the WLA Online Store. Find all our products here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lakelifemarket
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Hannaford Helps the WLA – Again!

The Watchic Lake Association has been selected again to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program during the month of January 2021. We hope we can count on you to buy your first, or a few more of the Hannaford Community Reusable Bags during the month of January at the Hannaford store located in Standish. For each environmentally friendly bag sold during January the WLA will receive $1. Thank you so much for your continued support of
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New Dam Fall Opening Date November 1

Thank you to the members who voted on whether or not to change the fall dam opening date. The Watchic Lake dam is owned and maintained by the Watchic Lake Dam LLC. 77% of those members who responded agreed with the suggestion from some lake residents to move the dam opening date from the mid-October date of Columbus Day to November 1. Most members agreed and commented that the later opening date would allow property owners to enjoy boating on
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August Loon News

As you know we had two loon chicks hatched on Saturday, July 18.  Loon chicks are considered “fledged” at 6 weeks so August 29 will mark that stage of their lives.  Both chicks seem to be doing well and spend most of their time between Middle Island and the south shore of the lake to the west of the Kiwanis Beach.  Please be extra careful when boating through this area, especially at high speeds as the chicks are still quite
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Summer 2020 Invasive Plant Patrol Completed

In August of 2020, a group of 10 WLA board members and volunteers surveyed Watchic Lake for invasive plant species – none were found. This is fifth year in a row that a thorough inventory of lake plants has been completed. As a member of the Lakes Steward of Maine (formerly VLMP) Invasive Plant Patrol program, we are asked to submit an inventory of the native and invasive plants found in the lake. You can read the full report here
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Route 113 Closure – New Date Starts September 8

New Date – starting September 8 (day after Labor Day) Route 113 (Pequawket Trail) will be closed for 28 days as contractors remove the existing concrete structure near Watchic Rd 19 and replace it with a new precast concrete wildlife-friendly culvert box. They will also replace the guardrail on the approaches. As of July 24, detour signs are installed and covered. They will be uncovered prior to closing the road on September 8. Message boards are in place notifying the
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