Check out the Events Calendar: Many new PWA events have been listed on the Events Calendar - check back often
It's here — the Fall 2013 edition of our newsletter, the Watershed Watch, is in the mail and available online here. See what our watershed looks like from the air, read about our 2013 year and what's coming from Executive Director Donna Minnis and President Peggy Drake, celebrate dedicated volunteers honored with Lakesaver and Volunteer Of The Year awards, meet our newest Board members, and more! Visit our Newsletters page for this edition and for previous editions.
MONHEGAN AND BEYOND – VIRGINIA FORREST ART EXHIBIT 10/28 ~ 1/3/2014: Come see the sights of “Monhegan and Beyond” at the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) office gallery in downtown Damariscotta from October 28 to January 3. This exhibit features works by Virginia Forrest of Wiscasset.
Forrest captures island, village, harbor and other coastal scenes with watercolors and oils. From a barn in winter to a blooming garden in summer, from old Maine capes to fishing piers, Forrest’s paintings illuminate the tranquility of New England scenery and lifestyles.
Forrest is donating 35% of proceeds from sales to support PWA’s mission of conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula.
Cruise for a Cause Appreciation: One of the passengers on our Muscongus Bay cruise on 9/8 really enjoyed the outing, and shared this blog of photos and comments. If this doesn't make you want to join us next year, I don't know what will!
Enjoy the Brick House Fabrics blog about the cruise.
Thanks to H. M. Payson for sponsoring the cruise and to King Eider's for providing the food.
MORE on the Rubber Ducky River Race - check out the LCTV Video!
Just Available - the Summer 2013 Newsletter is here (2.0 Mb pdf)! Check it out!
Portland Press Herald on Pemaquid Peninsula Paddling: Check out a recent article!
Rubber Ducky River Race 2013:
Pemaquacky, Pace Duck 2013
Results are in from the exciting 2013 Rubber
Ducky River Race!
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who bought tickets – all 500+ duckys were purchased this year to the benefit of PWA's good work in the Pemaquid River Watershed. Huge thanks also go to to the generous donors of our prizes ... more including the LCTV video of the event!
Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1966, it was not until the late ’80s that Pemaquid Watershed Association formally became a Land Trust. In 1988, the PWA Board of Directors made the bold decision to move PWA to the next level as an organization and take on the role and responsibility of maintaining land in perpetuity. now owns 8 nature preserves and holds 13 conservation easements.
Thank you to all the private property owners who have chosen to protect their land by donating the land - or a conservation easement on the land - to PWA. The protected properties are a legacy that will be
The Spring 2013 edition of the Watershed Watch newsletter is available online on our newsletter page (2.0 Mb pdf file). Check it out!
10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DOYLE PRESERVE AND THE FIRST – Celebrating Ten Years of Partnership in 2013!
PWA is very grateful for this long and productive partnership with The First. The First's annual sponsorship of Doyle Preserve helps PWA maintain the preserve, from kiosk and educational shed to trails, providing for safe and enjoyable public access to 20 acres of woodland and 1200 feet of Pemaquid Pond shorefront. The First was in fact the very first business to participate in PWA's Adopt-A-Trail Program, blazing the path for the success of this important PWA program
Tackle Exchange Program in PWA Office: Lead poisoning is the number one cause of death of adult loons in New England, and was linked to the death of a loon in Pemaquid Pond this past July. Symptoms may be severe and fast and include disorientation and lethargy, making diving and flying difficult, and ultimately leading to death. Loons may ingest lead sinkers or tackle when eating fish which have tackle attached or have ingested sinkers themselves, or when lost sinkers are ingested along with rocks from the lake bottom when loons fill their gizzards with rocks (gizzards are organs that help birds to grind up food without the use of teeth).
PWA has started a tackle exchange program in the office, where anglers can exchange their lead sinkers and jigs for non-lead alternatives, for free, and they are making plans for more educational seminars on this topic for next spring
• Lake or Pond?? We often are asked why is Pemaquid a "Pond" rather than a "Lake" ... or more generally, what is the difference between a Pond and a Lake? Here is some infomation from The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program to shed some light on that question!
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• Outdoors Tips: Enjoy all that our area has to offer - but be aware of potential challenges.
- Ticks may be out early this year and active late - be careful outdoors at home and away. Take a look at the Maine State Site for some good information on ticks and lyme disease.
• ANNOUNCEMENT: Standpipe Redemption on Mills Road in Newcastle (next to Lincoln County Publishing) is now accepting bottle returns with pro-ceeds directed to PWA. Just let them know to send your redemption amount to PWA. It's that easy. They are open Mon-Sat from 8-5. They also do business pick-ups (to arrange, call 563-1520).