Watchic Lake Association

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Invasive Milfoil Found on Long Lake Maine

Just 10 miles from Watchic Lake, Long Lake has recently been found to be infested with variable leaf milfoil. “On August 1st the Lakes Environmental Association and Maine Department of Environmental Protection have identified variable leaf milfoil growing in Long Lake. Long Lake ...

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Maine Audubon on Watchic Lake

Sarah Haggerty, Conservation Biologist and GIS Manager for the Maine Audubon Society recently provided Watchic Lake Association members with a fascinating set of information about wildlife on and around the lake. Sarah covered eagles, loons, fish, turtles, and work being planned ...

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Appropriate Fertilizer? Probably none.

With all the rain we have had lately, there have been gardening articles reporting that you should fertilize more because nutrients have been washed away.  But if you have native plants and a healthy lawn, fertilizers are not needed in northern New England.  Recent soil studies a ...

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Loon Update from the Lajoie’s

It seems the grip of spring has finally lifted! We took a lengthy kayak last weekend to see if we had any nesting loons. We discovered one pair braving a nesting site back in the inlet/swamp at the southeast end of the lake. Many of you may remember this nest was raided by raccoo ...

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The Watchic Lake Dam in Action

The Watchic Lake Dam in action – these photos show the front and inside of the dam with the gate adjusted to drain surplus water from the lake. Our goal in the spring is to raise the water level fairly quickly after ice-out to protect loon nests and eggs from flooding. The top of ...

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2016 Water Quality Report Available

We have completed our 2016 water quality report for Watchic Lake. The data used in this report comes from readings done by FB Environmental and WLA volunteers. All data has been certified and has been submitted to Maine VLMP. This report includes a much richer set of testing than ...

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2018 Water Quality Report Available

We have completed our 2018 water quality report for Watchic Lake and its tributaries. This report al...

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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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