by bill dexter
As with many programs this year, LakeSmart** evaluations took a bit of a hiatus due to concerns with the Covid virus – and people very responsibly deciding to hold off on evaluations. With a bit of luck (and lots of folks getting the vaccine!) we hope to have a much busier season in 2021!
From all accounts it was apparent that Moose Pond as well as, I suspect, most or all of the other recreational bodies of water in our area came under great use pressure this past year. I know of quite a number of folks who moved “upta camp” on Moose Pond to hunker down for the spring/summer/fall. It was great fun seeing so many folks up and enjoying the lake. Certainly, though, More Use = More Opportunity for potentially degrading our lake, not just from the on water use but also from the land use, as well. And this is where LakeSmart can play a big role in helping protect our wonderful pond.
Even though we did not do many evaluations this year, we have a host of brochures and handouts and pamphlets illustrating ways that we can all reduce the runoff into the pond that can rapidly degrade water quality.
So… please let me know if you would like to have any of this literature, I would be delighted to connect with you and forward it on. And, please let me know if you would like to have a LakeSmart evaluation done in 2021!
Bill Dexter • firstname.lastname@example.org • 207– 232 – 0726
**For those that are not familiar with the LakeSmart program, it is a statewide program dedicated to helping preserve the quality of our lakes/ponds/rivers primarily by helping property owners reduce runoff – runoff being one of the principal culprits in degrading water quality!
A “No Cost, No Hassle, No Penalty” evaluation can be scheduled where we take a walk around your property, make suggestions on utilizing best practices to reduce or prevent runoff…AND…if your property gets enough “points”, you may qualify for a cool sign to post both lakeside and on your driveway … look for these signs around the lake!