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MPA Annual Meeting
Saturday Aug. 24, 2013
Shawnee Peak
Read "Moose Pond History"
by Leigh Macmillen Hayes
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How close is invasive milfoil to Moose Pond?

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see pictures of it!!

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Milfoil Update Newsletter
Fall 2011
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2011 Maine Milfoil Summit
Blog by Leigh Hayes
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Lawn Fertilizer Info
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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.


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 proceeds with the next phases of the Watershed Survey mitigation projects, 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.
Free Assistance to Moose Pond Landowners

Free landowner assistance and grant funds are available to those living along Moose Pond. Due to a two-year grant awarded to the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD), all residents living near Moose Pond are eligible for free technical assistance and potential funding to address erosion on their property washing into the Pond.

Sediment washing into the Pond carries the nutrient phosphorus. In excess amounts, phosphorus can lead to algae blooms, decreased water clarity, and low dissolved oxygen levels which are detrimental to aquatic organisms such as fish. Simple techniques can be incorporated by landowners to reduce this erosion. These techniques include installing water bars, roof drip line trenches, meandering walking paths, infiltration steps, plants and rain gardens.

Funding for this grant, the Moose Pond Watershed Implementation Project, is in part through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Section 319 grants are administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA in order to prevent or reduce water pollution in Maine. Project partners include Moose Pond Association, Lakes Environmental Association, and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District.

To sign up for a free consultation, please contact Heather True of CCSWCD at 207-892-4700 or htrue@cumberlandswcd.org. CCSWCD is non-regulatory organization and the implementation of any recommendations is voluntary. Limited funding is available so please call now!

Click here to see sample before and after photos of what can be accomplished under this program.




Thank You!!

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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Interesting Facts about Moose Pond:


  • Total lake area - 1,697 acres
  • Maximum recorded depth - 80 feet
  • Mean depth - 20 feet
  • Volume - 30,722 acres/feet
  • Watershed - 11,170 acres
  • Elevation - 418 feet
  • Shorefront lots - 497


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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.



Town

Population

Registered Boats

Licensed Anglers

% Anglers in Population

BRIDGTON

4,883

1,145

653

13%

DENMARK

1,004

362

183

18%

SWEDEN

324

26

35

14%

TOTAL

6,211

1,533

871

14%
Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; 2000 Census




Boaters - Please remember to wash your trailer, boat, anchor, motor and bait & tackle gear so there are NO plants on them before you launch your boat into a Maine waterway.

Out of State boaters - Please remember to get your "Non-Resident Invasive Plants" sticker. Failure to have one could result in a $250 fine! Stickers can be obtained at Hannafords, the Little Mountain Store in Bridgton or Jerry's Sport Shop in Denmark.





**** Links to other sites with great information: ****


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

Camp Winona


Camp Wyonegonic


Maine DEP


Shawnee Peak


Knights Hill Association


Cumberland County Soil and Water Commission














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