Archives for Announcements

A Second Successful Meet and Greet at the Outpost

Thank you the Watchic Lake users and and owners who joined us Wednesday August 24 at the Outpost for our second gathering with Watchic Lake friends and neighbors. The feedback on these events has been positive, and we’ll continue to plan others in the future. Suggestion on other events and venues is very welcome!
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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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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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Lake Friendly Spring Cleanup

Whether opening your camp after the winter, and doing some springing cleaning are your year round home, consider these lake friendly Spring Cleaning Tips from LakeSmart. This short guide provides information on disposing of yard waste, septic system do’s and don’ts, culvert maintenance etc. LakeSmart offers free opportunities for homeowners to learn how to manage their home and yard to protect the water quality of their lake.  The primary focus of LakeSmart is to keep our lake water clean by
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2021 Water Quality Report Available

Based on the findings contained in the 2021 Watchic Lake Water Quality Report, the water quality of Watchic Lake remains good, and is substantially unchanged from data collected over the previous 5 years (2016-2020), and from data back to the 1970’s. Specifically, water clarity and total phosphorus levels are consistent with previous years and consistent with other Maine lakes like ours. Click or touch here for more information Watchic Lake Water Quality.
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Email Scam – Watch Out

Recently some folks on Watchic Lake have received emails looking for donations, using the WLA and Paul McNulty in the signature field. These emails are a SCAM. They are NOT coming from the WLA. They are not coming from me, as you can see in the From address field. A second email we have seen appears to be Phishing. It will come from someone you might know, but when you reply, the email address changes to different yet similar address. DO
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Hannaford Supermarket, Standish

Hannaford started out as a fresh produce vendor in Portland, Maine, way back in 1883 – so we know a thing or two about quality. We’re still connected to those early roots as a local market, and the connection we have to the sources of our fresh foods is core to the way we do business. Hannaford is a full-service grocery store. Along with a pharmacy, we offer fresh meats, fish, beer, wine, produce and more. We’re proud to play
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Successful State of Maine Boating Safety Course

The Watchic Lake Association sponsored a State of Maine Boat Safety Class was successfully held on June 19, 2021. 18 people attended and learned proper operation and safety (Boating Handling/Equipment/Trailering), Boating Laws, Emergencies & Survival, Self Help First Aid and Environmental/Ethics. Participants passed a test at the end of the class and received a State of Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife certificate for their successful completion of the Basic Boating Course (approved by the National Association of State Boating Law
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Living with Loons… Back after Ice-out

Watchic Lake is fortunate to have one or two loon families on the lake each year (specifically “Common Loons”). After spending the winter on the Maine coast, they have already arrived shortly after ice out, They generally nest on one of the islands or in the swamp. Each year they parade their chicks for us to enjoy. Maine Audubon provides a wonderful poster on how to live with loons. You can find it here: Living in Loon Territory. Check it
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