Ice Out - Loons Return - Spring Is More than Just a Rumor
4/19/15: As of this morning, open water defines about 98% of the pond's surface. So we're hedging the "Ice Out" statement just a little, but after this winter no jury would convict us. And calls of returning loons help underline the reality. Happy Spring!
ALERT! - Car Break-Ins on Notch Road
3/8/15: We've learned about several recent car break-ins on Notch Road. In addition to vandalism, items in cars have been stolen.
If your car is not garaged: lock your car, use your car alarm if you have one, and don't leave valuables conspicuous. Most importantly, be vigilant and notify the Sheriff's office if you see suspicious activity.
Thanks to Harold Gillman for raising the flag about this situation.
Tenmile River Forest off Notch Road
On Saturday, October 18th there was a guided tour of the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest, the entrance to which is on Notch Road.
Some information on this tract of land: This 210-acre woodland is owned and maintained by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. It features more than five miles of walking trails highlighting numerous natural features, including a geological kettle hole, old and new beaver dams, a marsh, streams, rivers, pools and ponds. It's a recreation destination for hikers and cross-country skiers, and an educational tool for school groups and the public to learn about the natural environment and good forest management.
Directions: Coming from Rte. 160 onto Notch Rd., the entrance is on the left, a few miles past Clemons Pond, and can be identified by a green metal gate with signs beyond the gate.
[Webmaster note: Based on our own experience on those trails, please take precautions appropriate for tick safety.]
2014 Clemons Pond Association Picnic
The 2014 CPA Picnic was enjoyed by everyone who attended on Saturday, July 19th, at the Saurmans' camp. Good weather, delicious food, fun conversations, and camaraderie added up to good times for all. Many thanks to Charlie and Ava for hosting and also to the volunteers who worked the grill and helped with set-up and tear-down.
Update: We now have 2014 Picnic photos on the Gallery Page! If anyone else took pictures at the 2014 Association picnic, please email them to David Howard, if you wish to have them included in the gallery.
Inland Fisheries Decision - Watercraft Horsepower on Clemons Pond
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued its decision on the request to limit horsepower on Clemons Pond. The Commissioner, after considering all testimony, public comments and materials presented to him, decided not to impose a horsepower restriction at this time. (Click here to read the Commissioner's letter.)
On behalf of the majority of members of the Association, I would like to thank all who offered their services and wrote letters to Inland Fisheries in our attempt to limit the horsepower rating on our pond.
Special thanks to Bill Tate and Harold Gillman for all of their hard work.