Water Stewardship

The ponds, river, and coast are the signature gems of the Pemaquid Peninsula. Matter of fact, the Pemaquid Peninsula is the only peninsula in Maine that has a freshwater system running down its center. No matter where you are on the Pemaquid Peninsula, you are within 3 miles of both freshwater and saltwater.

PWA’s water stewardship efforts have two main goals:

  1. the protection of water quality, and
  2. the prevention of the introduction of invasive aquatic plants.
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Learn more about your pond or lake

For information about any pond or lake in Maine, including water quality data, maps, plant surveys, presence or absence of invasive species, native plant lists, local weather and more, by using this great search tool provided courtesy of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program: “Search for Your Lake”


Water Stewardship News

  • 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 6,000 Maine lakes and … Read more →
  • 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 and jigs for … Read more →
  • 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. The training will take … Read more →
  • 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. We hope to have inspections … Read more →
  • Watershed Conservation Practices Restore Duckpuddle Pond — A Success Story algal bloom on Duckpuddle PondErosion 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 Protection was critical in identifying … Read more →
  • 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 6,000 Maine lakes and … Read more →
  • 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 and jigs for … Read more →
  • 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. The training will take … Read more →
  • 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. We hope to have inspections … Read more →
  • Watershed Conservation Practices Restore Duckpuddle Pond — A Success Story algal bloom on Duckpuddle PondErosion 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 Protection was critical in identifying … Read more →

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