Clemons Pond Association
The Spring 2016 CPA Treasurer Report is available on the Pond Business page.
The Spring 2015 CPA Meeting Minutes are available on the Pond Business page.
The 2014 CPA Water Quality Report is available on the Pond Life page.
Local News & Interest
Garden & Artist's Studio Tour - Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10am-4pm. Tour 7 gardens for $12, which benefits the historical societies of Baldwin, Hiram & Parsonsfield/Porter. For more information, click here.
The Town of Hiram 2015 Annual Report is available here.
The February 2016/Winter issue of the Hiram Newsletter is available here.
The Sacopee Valley Health Center's walk-in care is now also available on Sundays from 8am to 3pm. For more information on the Sacopee Valley Health Center click here.
Note from Pat Clifford Regarding Invasive European Naiad
Pat Clifford posted the following to the Guestbook page: I just received an email announcing that invasive European Naiad has been detected in Northeast Pond located in Lebanon, Maine and Milton, New Hampshire. If anyone would like to join me in patrolling Clemons Ponds, please contact me at: Patriciaclifford@msn.com. Thank you.
Clemons Pond Website Is Live on New Web Service
Per discussions at the spring Clemons Pond Association meeting, the website and domain were successfully transferred to the new web service provider and went live on Monday, June 6th. The site has been reviewed and tested by the webmaster. However, if you find any issues, please contact the webmaster at: email@example.com.
Bear Visits Limberts' Deck - TWICE
5/16/16 - David & Normie Limbert's deck was visited by a bear twice recently. The photo below shows markings left by the bear after its second visit. David said they've been bringing in their bird feeders since the bear's first visit ... but it returned anyway. David and Normie's recent experience can serve as a cautionary reminder not to leave out any kind of food or garbage that might attract hungry bears onto your property.
Welcome to the New Clemons Pond Association Website!
The Clemons Pond Association website has been updated!
The basic goal of the update is to provide CPA members and website visitors with logical and improved access to pertinent and useful information about Clemons Pond and surrounding areas.
Click here to access a brief guide detailing the changes. This PDF file can be printed out for easy reference as you explore the revised site.
As stated in the guide, please contact the webmaster with any questions.
2016 Maine Lakes Conference: "Our Lakes, Our Future"
The 46th Annual Maine Lakes Conference will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. More information about this event (to be updated as additional details become available, per the Maine Lakes Society website) is available here.
Maine Lakes Society Education and Outreach: Spring Update
Doug Bradlely shared an email he received from Maine Lakes Society describing outreach activities that directly or indirectly address keeping Maine's lakes and ponds healthy. Click here to read the email, which contains a number of links to information provided by other organizations.
Tropical Avian Malaria Kills Nearby Loon - Potential Implications and the Watchful Role We Can Play
A recent Bangor Daily News article, "Why one loon's death is stirring fears of tropical disease, climate change" (posted April 8, 2016), reports that tropical avian malaria killed a loon found last summer on Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border. This new discovery, a surprise to scientists, raises a number of questions to which there are no definite answers at this time. Biologists and researchers believe the public's awareness, watchfulness, and communication will ultimately help them determine the full scope of this alarming development.
Click here to read the full article. Thanks to Jo Smith for sharing this information!
New LakeSmart Video
The Maine Lakes Society has created a new video, LakeSmart: Saving Our Lakes, One Shore at a Time. Click the image to view this video.
Maine Lakes Society Raises Flag about New Water Level Bill and Potential for Soaring Mediation & Monetized Process Costs
The Maine Lakes Society has alerted Maine lake and pond associations about the impacts of new water level bill, LD 1566. This act concerns "the establishment of water levels and seeks to change Maine's existing water level law by requiring 3rd party mediation before the Maine Department of Environmental Protection MEDEP) holds the required adjudicatory hearing to settle such water level disputes. LD 1566 also introduces a new and substantial cost for such a hearing of up to $20,000. " Click here read MLS's note in its entirety.
Breathtaking Aerial Views of the Pond
11/17/15: Following are amazing aerial photos of Clemons Pond taken earlier this fall with a drone-based camera. Ethan Tucker, who is Victor and Joanna Lerish's son-in-law, operated the drone and camera. These photos provide rarely seen perspectives of the pond and vividly reveal how beautifully Big and Little Clemons Ponds knit into the surrounding topographic fabric.
Click here to see additional aerial photos of the pond, available via Ethan's company.
Many thanks to Ethan for sharing these special views of Clemons Pond at such a spectacular time of year.
Click on the images below to enlarge them.