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Reminder – Dam Opening about November 1

The Watchic Lake dam gate will be opened on about Monday November 1, 2022 (plus or minus a few days depending on weather) for the winter. Following the opening, the lake level will go down to its winter level over the course of about two to four weeks (depending in part on rainfall). Lowering the lake level protects our shoreline from winter ice damage. Plan your boat and dock removal accordingly. To help with your planning, November 1 is our
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Family Photo Session – Silent Auction

We are thrilled this year to offer an opportunity to bid on a family photo session at Watchic Lake by local professional photographer, Stacey Kane. This is a $500 value package, which includes $150 credit towards print and products using your photos. What a great way to capture and remember family gatherings on the lake! In person bids will be taken at our July 9 annual meeting. Click or touch here to make an online proxy bid. Online bids must
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Did You Lose a Float?

A WLA member sent along this picture of swim float that washed up on the eastern shore of the lake near Watchic Road 19. If its yours or you know who might own, it would be best to pick it up soon. If you have more questions, let us know via our Contact Us page
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Are you missing a paddleboat?

On June 18th, this paddleboat washed up on shore on the northeast end of the lake, well down the Page Brook inlet. Let us know via our Contact Us form if the boat is yours and we’ll arrange for you to pick it up.
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Winter Time on Watchic Lake – from the Sky

Many of us do not have a chance to experience Watchic Lake during the winter, and certainly not from thousands of feet in the air. The photos below give sense of how precious our lake is, and how life continues on the lake…even in the winter time. Click on any image to start the slide show. Compliments and thanks to Kyle Damon of Damon Aerial Imagery for these beautiful photos of Watchic Lake.
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WLA 2017 Annual Meeting

Please join us Saturday July 15 at 6:30 pm at the Standish Municipal Center (Town Hall) for our annual meeting. The evening will begin with a chance to socialize over a selection of homemade desserts (pies, cookies, brownies, etc) and drinks (coffee, tea, water).  Desserts are free, but donations will be very welcome. We will raffle off some local art work and run a 50/50 raffle. The business meeting will start at 7:00 pm and end no later than 8:30
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Hannaford Helps the WLA!

During the month of May, anytime a shopper purchases a Hannaford Helps reusable bag (creating a little good karma), the Watchic Lake Association receives $1! So stop by the Hannaford store in Standish off Rte 25, grab a Helps reusable bag, and do a good thing for the WLA and the environment.
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Frugal Farmers

Just a short drive from Watchic Lake, Frugal Farmers is a family-owned business located on beautiful farmland in Buxton where we grow our own high quality plants and produce. We pride ourselves on being super clean with great presentation and during each season offering the best and freshest produce around. We have an outstanding selection of vegetable seedlings, herbs, annuals, perennials, mixed-containers and hanging baskets, many of which are from the Proven Winners line. At the heart of our business,
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Broadway Gardens

If you are looking for quality planting and lake friendly gardening advice, then Broadway Gardens in South Portland is the place for you. We have northern New England’s largest selection of perennials. Plus hard to find annuals bursting with color, flowering shrubs and bushes , evergreen and deciduous trees, ornamental trees… any type of plant your camp could use. And to help maintain your yard while minimizing runoff of excessive nutrients, we offer fertilizers and horticultural treatments available in organic
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Little Gatsby House Rental

Rent The Little Gatsby House on Watchic Lake, a charming elegant treasure built in 1908, still with many of it’s original furnishings. This cottage has close proximity to everything, 100 feet of lake frontage with beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, and the call of the loons.  It’s a place for a refreshing swim or some relaxing fishing or kayaking. With a gentle sloping beach and a full set of toys and sporting equipment it’s a great place
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