President's Holiday Message
Where has a year gone???? It seems like only yesterday that I was penning my first holiday message and wondering what my first CPA meeting as president would be like. Now I have both the Spring and Fall 2014 meetings under my belt and am looking forward to 2015. I really appreciate the support provided by the CPA officers and members as I came up to speed during 2014.
Looking forward, the Association will continue to monitor the conditions of the pond in an attempt to maintain what Mother Nature has given to us. The association, through this website, always appreciates any feedback, comments and concerns, both positive and negative, that are forwarded to us.
On behalf of myself and the officers of the Clemons Pond Association, I would like to wish all of our membership, and all visitors to our website, a happy and joyous holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2015.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the Spring meeting.
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.
Update: Land for Sale across the Pond
We recently found a link to a real estate listing for 24 acres on the other side of the pond. Included along with the listing is the following video tour. Click here to view the listing details.
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.