Watchic Lake Association

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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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Ice in the Early Days

Ever wonder how people chilled their milk, meats, veggies, and of course their beer during the warm summer months on the lake? Ice from an ice-house of course.  David F. Drew writes in his book An Almanac of the Paine Neighborhood and Watchic Pond From 1800 to 1935 “When my ...

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Two Trails early 1900’s

Have you ever driven past the current Two Trails Diner at the intersection of Rte’s 25 and 113 and wondered how it used to be? We recently came across a some post cards (back in the day of one cent stamps) and and a newspaper advertisement for the “2 Trails Tourist Ca ...

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Spring must really be on the way!

  We had one nice warm day this week and our thoughts turn to time on the lake. And it’s not just one warm day that’s teasing us.… ice is out, the dam has been closed (lake level down about 16-18 inches now) and the loons are back. Before we know it, we will all be complaini ...

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Welcome to the New Watchic Lake Website

Welcome to the new Watchic Lake Association website! We’ve updated the website to be more helpful to our members, sponsors, property owners, and users of Watchic Lake. We’ve added a lot more information about the lake, the loons, memories of the lake, and how to best protect this ...

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Water Quality Status (Winter 2013 – 2014)

This winter the lake has been consistently covered with an ice sheet that has provided a good surface for many winter activities. Reports by those who have been fishing the lake this winter have indicated that the catch has been good to date. Pending a slow snow melt and ease int ...

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Dam Safety Improved

The area around the dam has been used for years by folks not always understanding the risk of injury. The WLA board felt it was time to reduce the risk and improve the safety for all users of Watchic Lake. During the fall of 2013, dam safety has been improved by: Better signage: ...

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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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2017 Water Quality Report Available

We have completed our 2017 water quality report for Watchic Lake and its tributaries. In summary, th...

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