News and Events

Fog rolls in

Donal Drew sent along this picture of the cold fog rolling in over Watchic Lake. Quoting from Carl Sandburg “The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.” We all can’t wait to spring! ...

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Watchic Lake Loons – Open Letter

Recently a Watchic Lake homeowner developed and mailed a short letter to all Watchic Lake property owners regarding the recent death of a baby loon. The letter, included here, was reminding us how we can all help avoid future such occurrences. The Maine Audubon poster they includ ...

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Invasive Plant Scare

Members of the Watchic Lake Association regularly check for invasive plants when they are out on the lake (many are Maine certified). Recently a volunteer spotted something concerning. They took a sample and sent it off for analysis by the Water Resource Specialist at Portland Wa ...

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Picking the Right Plants

The Portland Water District is dedicated to helping all of us better maintain our lakefront property and thus the quality of our lakes. They remind us that vegetated buffers of trees, shrubs and groundcover plants catch sediment and other pollution before it reaches lakes or stre ...

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Loon Juvenile Lost

We are fortunate to have a pair of loon families on the lake. However, we recently learned that we’ve lost one of the island loon juveniles. This was discovered by a resident returning to their camp for Labor Day. The Maine Center for Loon Conservation has been contacted ab ...

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2014 WLA Yard Sale – Thank You!

  The Watchic Lake Association completed its 2014 yard sale on a beautiful Saturday August 9th. A small group of volunteers gathered truckloads of items, sorted and priced them, moved them to the feild, put them out for display and managed the event. There were no costs to t ...

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Loon Banding Completed

On Wednesday evening, July 30, wildlife biologists from BioDiversity Research (www.briloon.org) completed banding loons on Watchic Lake.  They were able to get both the male and female swamp loons and the male island loon banded. The female island loon didn’t want to cooper ...

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Lakescaping – Portland Water District

We all know what “landscaping” is. Ever wonder what “lakescaping” is? Unlike landscaping, lakescaping first assesses the lake front  growing environment and then selects native plants that grow best in that environment. Ideally the plants thrive in your specific soils, moisture, ...

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History of Paine Neighborhood – July 22

Come learn about the historic Paine Neighborhood and its relationship to and influence on Watchic Lake. Donal Drew and Elaine Bradbury along with the Standish Historical Society will host this event. When: July 22 at 1:00 to 3:30 pm Where: Bradbury Pines on Watchic Lake off Road ...

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Upcoming and Recent Events

This listing includes events happening on Watchic Lake or in Standish. Many other regional events ca...

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Maine Boating Safety Course March 17, 2024 Standish

The Standish Fish and Game Club will host a Boating Safety Course instructed by volunteers for the M...

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