by laurie vance, treasurer
I am happy to report that we had a financially stable year at the Moose Pond Association! We sent out over 900 requests for donations and, while our response rate continues to hover at around 25%, our donors were very generous and we raised more than we have in any other year. This allowed us to hire boat inspectors for the Denmark and Bridgton boat ramps (which produced a Milfoil “Save” this year!), fund increased water testing to ensure we understand the health of the lake and pay for the ongoing cost of the boat wash stations. Additionally, we were able to build a small reserve so that we can ensure covering these costs in the future and rapidly respond to a milfoil infestation in the unhappy event that this becomes necessary. We would love to reach more of the population on Moose Pond so if you are reading this and haven’t donated please consider it. Adding hours to the boat inspectors and directly helping more land owners make their properties more lake friendly through matching grants would be small steps that could make a big difference. Many volunteers came out this year to help assess our shorefront and determine where we could target to remediate factors that will lead to declining health of the lake. If we financially help support recommended changes, in addition to the boat inspectors and testing, we will help keep Moose Pond healthy for our future generations!
Thank you again for another great year on Moose Pond!
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Additionally, please thank Collins Plumbing for their continued support in opening and closing the wash stations. We appreciate their contribution in helping provide boaters the facilities to keep their boats clean and Moose Pond safe.
Marcia Storkerson’s Legacy Donation to the MPA
On November 2, the members of the Moose Pond Association (MPA) Board were both delighted and surprised to receive a legacy gift of $5,000 from the estate of Marcia Storkerson of Sweden, Maine.
It is said that Ms. Storkerson died peacefully at home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Marcia was was very involved with public radio including a long-time association with WGBH. She was also very involved with the Sweden Historical Society and spent nearly three years working closely with others to complete a project that celebrated the town of Sweden’s 200th anniversary. The project, “Living, Learning and Worshiping: Buildings of Sweden, Maine, 1813-2013,” was published in December 2014.
The MPA would like to thank Ms. Storkerson for her very generous gift and the love of Moose Pond which her gift clearly seems to reflect.