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.
Eagles Around the Pond
11/15/15: Some eagles have been spotted around the pond recently, either perched high in trees surrounding the pond or flying overhead. Thanks to Harold Gillman for the heads-up after spotting them at least twice, and thanks to Rich Colicchio for the photo below capturing three eagles as they flew from trees at our place. [11/17 webmaster note: This morning two eagles circled over the pond, one of which appeared to swoop down at a loon. Fingers crossed for the loons' safe migration.]
Fall 2015 Issue of the Hiram Town Newsletter
Click here to download the Fall 2015 Hiram Newsletter.
Fall on Clemons Pond
We've been treated to a comfortable Fall on the pond so far, with more pleasant days than not, as captured in the photo below by Doug Bradley.
Spring 2015 CPA Meeting Minutes
Final and approved Spring 2015 CPA Meeting Minutes, compiled by Sandy Tate, have been published to the Admin page of the website.
Fall 2015 CPA Treasurer's Report
The Fall 2015 Treasurer's Report, presented by David Limbert at the 2015 Fall CPA meeting, has been published to the Admin page of the website.
LakeSmart - Maine Lakes Society's Flagship Conservation Effort
At the Fall 2015 CPA meeting, guest speaker Maggie Shannon, from Maine Lakes Society, provided background and details about MLS's LakeSmart program. Pamphlets were made available to members at the meeting. Additional information on the LakeSmart program is available via the MLS website by clicking here. A comprehensive list of available online resources can be viewed on their website by clicking here.
Additional links to the Maine Lakes Society website are provided on the Pond Life page.
Maine Audubon's Loon Autopsy Report
At the Fall 2015 CPA meeting, Chris Shields spoke about receiving autopsy results from Maine Audubon on the dead loon found last September. Details from the letter sent to Chris can be found on the Pond Life page.
Important Taxpayer Information
The Summer 2015 issue of the Hiram Newsletter contains important taxpayer information on pages 1 & 2. Page 2 explains the upcoming revaluation process and timing. The newsletter can be downloaded by clicking here.
Sacopee Valley Health Center Now Provides Walk-In Care on Sundays
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.
Recipes from Clemons Pond Association 2015 Annual Picnic
Libby Morse's Favorite Corn Casserole (Thanks to Pam Morse!)
Harrisville Kale Salad with Cranberries, Feta, & Walnuts (Thanks to Judy Bradley!)
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2014 CPA Water Quality Report
Video Shown at 2015 Spring CPA Meeting: "The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders"
"The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders," a video produced by the Maine Voluteer Lake Monitoring Program, was played as part of the 2015 Spring CPA meeting. Of all the New England states, Maine's lakes have the lowest incidence of invasive plants - by a large margin. This video not only reaffirms the beauty of Maine's lakes, but it also underscores the urgency and diligence with which we must act to preserve the "purity" of our lakes.
Additional information on the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, including a link to their website, is available on the Pond Life page.
Many thanks to Victor Lerish for sharing this excellent video and important information.