Welcome to Moose Pond Association!
MPA Annual Meeting
Saturday Aug. 30, 2014
Read "Moose Pond History"
by Leigh Macmillen Hayes
How close is invasive milfoil to Moose Pond?
to find out
see pictures of it!!
Do you have a camp road or Road Association?
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Lawn Fertilizer Info
Welcome to the Moose Pond Association website. In case you don't know, Moose Pond is located within the towns of Bridgton, Denmark and Sweden, Maine in the Western Maine lakes region. There is an abundance of beautiful lakes in this region with a number of them being infested by non-native invasive aquatic plants. Maine currently has 30 lakes infested with invasive plants. These plants can literally destroy a lake. That is the main reason the Moose Pond Association (MPA) was formed working in partnership with the Lakes Environmental Association (LEA).
The primary objective of MPA is the prevention of milfoil in our lake. Non-native milfoil is an invasive plant that spreads quickly, making swimming and boating very difficult. Shore front property values can drop 20 to 40 percent when milfoil invades a lake! There are a number of lakes and streams in our area that have milfoil infestations. It takes only a very small piece caught on the bottom of a boat, the propeller or trailer to infest our lake. Eradication is nearly impossible. Property owners spend more than $100,000 per year just to control the infestation.
MPA has additional goals, which can be found on our "About MPA" page. We welcome you to become a member of MPA and help the association meet its goals. Please browse through our other web pages to see details of what the association is doing. Send MPA an email letting us know what you think are the important issues/concerns for Moose Pond and the surrounding environs.
Milfoil fight in Minnesota
We urge you to watch a video of the work that is being done on a small lake in Minnesota that is infested with Eurasion Water Milfoil. You will see the harvesters that bring up tons of this invasive plant each year. Minessota has over 250 lakes with the Eurasion Water Milfoil.
This video helps us all to understand why it is so important to protect Moose Pond from invasive water plants.
WATCH IT TODAY!
Click Here to watch the video.
Moose Pond Watershed Survey Report
Click below to view or download a copy of the Moose Pond Watershed Survey complete report or summary.
Watershed Report Watershed Summary
A paper copy of the report is availble for review at the Bridgton Public Library and the Denmark Public Library.
Water clarity and phosphorous level charts for Moose Pond for years 2000 through 2010 are available - click here. As MPA continues to provide programs to ensure the health of our lake, these charts and future readings will be vital to indicate progress being made to lower phosphorous levels and increase water clarity.
To access a map and depth chart of Moose Pond, click here.
MPA Annual Meeting
August 30, 2014
at Shawnee Peak
2014 Moose Pond
Invasive Plant Survey Report
On July 7, 2014, 2 divers and 1 snorkeler from LEA went looking for invasive plants in targeted areas of Moose Pond. No invasive aquatic plants were found in the selected sites. To open a copy of this report click here.
This survey was funded by Moose Pond Association as part of our ongoing invasive plant protection program
MPA 2013 Annual Report
To download the Fall 2013 "Moose Pond Matters", click here.
Many thanks to Collins Plumbing & Heating, Bridgton, ME for their continued support. Both Moose Pond boat wash stations (Rt. 302 Firehouse and accross from the Denmark public swim area) are maintained by Collins Plumbing. They have been donating their service for three years. This past year the Denmark station was vandalized and parts were replaced and the station was working in time for the Summer season - at no cost to our Association. If you see one of the Collins Plumbing trucks, stop and thank them for their support.
Make a donation or become a member of Moose Pond Association.
Donations and Memberships help fund boat inspections and other important MPA goals.
Please help us keep Moose Pond free from milfoil and other invasive aquatic plants.
To make a donation or become a member click here.
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For the latest weather conditions and weather forecast for Bridgton, click here.
For the latest weather conditions on Moose Pond (updated every 5 minutes!), including a live picture from the North Basin, click here.
Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; 2000 Census
Lakes Environment Association(LEA)
LEA's Moose Pond Fact Sheet
Loon Echo Land Trust
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program
Town of Bridgton, Maine
Town of Bridgton Shoreland Zoning Ordinance
Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Maine Boating Laws
Maine Congress of Lakes Associations
Knights Hill Association
Cumberland County Soil and Water Commission