Category Archives: Water Stewardship

JULY IS LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH

July is Lakes Appreciation Month all over the United States. We work on lakes, play on them, and drink from them–but do people take time to really appreciate the local lakes, ponds, or drinking water source of the watershed? All … Continue reading

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Free Lead Tackle Exchange Program with PWA

As the fishing season kicks into gear, now is the time to take advantage of Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Lead Tackle Exchange Program at their office at 15 Courtyard Street in Damariscotta. Anglers can, by appointment with PWA, exchange lead sinkers … Continue reading

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Water Quality Volunteer Training May 26

Come be part of a citizen-scientist project that helps beachgoers feel confident in the quality of water at three swimming areas on the Pemaquid Peninsula, Pemaquid Beach, Biscay Beach, and at the swimming hole above the dam in Bristol Mills. … Continue reading

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Calling all Courtesy Boat Inspectors

The first lines of defense against invasive aquatic plants are Maine’s Courtesy Boat Inspectors. PWA is gearing up for the Courtesy Boat Inspection (CBI) season. We can always use CBI volunteer help. Invasive aquatic plant education and prevention really works. … Continue reading

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Watershed Conservation Practices Restore Duckpuddle Pond — A Success Story

algal bloom on Duckpuddle Pond

Erosion and runoff from roads and a dairy farm contributed excessive phosphorus and sediment to Maine’s Duckpuddle Pond, which sometimes experienced severe nuisance algal blooms as a result. The Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Program of the Maine Department of Environmental … Continue reading

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Pemaquid Beach Salt Marsh Restoration

aerial view of Pemaquid Beach salt marsh

Nestled behind Pemaquid Beach is a special place, a 6-acre salt marsh that is now on the road to once again being a healthy ecosystem. Prior to 2005, the marsh had limited saltwater input due to a roadway culvert that … Continue reading

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