Greetings in 2018. Time has flown by and our hard working Board and Officers have accomplished a lot again this year. I’d like to share some of the highlights of what we have done, including:
- Worked with Heather True of Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District to review and begin work on the Watershed Protection Plan for 2018 that resulted from the 2017 Watershed survey. Work will continue for next 4 years providing DEP Grants are approved.
- Letters went out to land owners identified in the survey about what could be done to help prevent soil erosion on their properties.
- Applied for and received a $6000 Watershed protection Grant from the town of Windham.
- Meeting with Road association officers to review how best this $ 6000 grant money could be utilized for road and culvert repairs.
- Took active part with Windham Town Council and Planning Board working towards Gravel Extraction 180 day Moratorium for town of Windham
Communicated with Maine Turnpike Authority Engineer to facilitate meeting with residents near Cottage Road and Forest Lake Road regarding Emergency access road construction.
- Presented Survey results and Protection Plan to Windham, Cumberland, and Gray Town councils.
- Our certified invasive plant patrollers and DO and Secchi monitors continue to give of their precious summer hours to do this work.
AS YOU CAN SEE, WE DO NOT JUST MONITOR WATER!
I want to give a special thanks to our Secretary, Debi Curry, for her skills and knowledge of internet communications in making this organization what it is today.
Hope to see you all at the annual meeting and breakfast pot luck. We need you and we can use YOUR skills as well.
Please enjoy and respect this wonderful resource called Forest Lake.
Janene Gorham, President
Forest Lake Association