Watchic Lake Association

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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 March. 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 March at the Hannafor ...

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Loons on the Hunt

Thanks to Patty Taylor we have some wonderful pictures of some Watchic Lake Loons. The picture show here was taken this fall, and shows a young loon swallowing a good sized fish. Loons, who are visual hunters, require clear water to catch their prey and keep coming back to the la ...

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Upcoming and Recent Events

This listing includes events and happening on Watchic Lake. Many other regional events can found at the Maine Today calendar site. Some events are WLA sponsored, and others appear for the benefit of Watchic Lake users. 2018 Events 9/7/2018 to 9/9/2018. American Powerboat Associat ...

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Watchic Lake Volunteer on Lake Stewardship

At Watchic Lake, we are lucky to have two long term volunteer lake monitors (Eileen and David Burnell) with over 20 years’ experience reporting on water quality in our lake. This year the Lake Stewards of Maine (formerly Maine VLMP) asked monitors to write about what it means to ...

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Ten Loons Spotted on the Lake

One of our members was recently surprised to see a large group of loons on the lake – he counted 10 and photographed nine of them. Generally we have four loons on the lake (2 nesting pairs), with an occasional visiting loon. We do have two loon chicks this year as well. Our guess ...

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Loon Found Dead on the Lake

Sadly, one of the Middle Island loons was recently found dead on the lake. The loon was found on Sunday May 20th at about 11:00 am in the vicinity of 121 Hi Vu Drive. Based on its injuries it was likely struck by a propeller on or around May 20th . The Maine Warden service was co ...

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Algal Blooms – Risks are Real

This recent satellite photo (click on the photo for a larger view) of North and East Ponds in central Maine shows how algal blooms impact water quality. The two lakes are similar in most respects but East Pond (right side) blooms yearly, threatening recreation and property values ...

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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 Ba...

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2018 Plant Inventory Completed

In August of 2018, ten WLA board members and volunteers surveyed the lake for invasive plant species...

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