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Maine 14-Day Self-Quarantine Order  (PDF) 

The Governor of Maine has executed an executive order stipulating that new arrivals in the state need to self-quarantine for 14 days. What this means is that you need to arrive in Maine with enough provisions to last the 14 days unless you are from NH or VT.

KLA TO DO's:

  1. Read the Spring newsletter

  2. Send in your 2020 dues

  3. Buy quilt raffle tickets

  4. Check out updated shoreowner's map

  5. Complete the Shoreowner's Questionaire (PDF)

  6. Check out the latest water quality reports.

Dear Keoka Lake Association (KLA) Member:

 

KLA is set to hold our 49th Annual Meeting of membership on July 11, 2020 at 9:00AM. Usually, our annual meetings are held at the Wilkins House in Waterford. Unfortunately, in this year of Covid-19, the Board of Trustees felt that holding an in-person meeting would be irresponsible.

 

Therefore, you are invited to the first-ever KLA Annual Meeting via Zoom. The meeting will start at 9:00AM on 7/11 and, hopefully, only last an hour. There is no pressing business on the agenda and there will be no guest speaker for this year’s meeting. Instead, we will briefly update membership on our activities, vote on disbursements, and elect Board members/officers.

 

Sadly, there will be no Lake Store doughnuts or Arne’s (in)famous coffee.

 

Please email me to get the meeting invitation or if you have any questions before the meeting.

 

Best regards,

Charlie

About

Keoka Lake Association (KLA) is a volunteer organization supported by those who love Keoka Lake, whether they be landowners along its shores, citizens/taxpayers in Waterford who use and treasure the lake or some for whom Keoka Lake holds a special place In their hearts. 

KLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Why?

KLA is committed to keeping our lake beautiful for generations to come.  We need your help to educate and engage all who have the chance to enjoy it through programs, communication, and activities on water quality, wildlife, and invasives.

Get Involved

Supported primarily by member dues, KLA is committed to maintaining the health and safety of Keoka Lake, especially in the face of the threat of invasives, both flora and fauna, and naturally-occurring and man-made environmental threats.  Join us and become a member and a volunteer. 

Fall Foliage 5K

It was a perfect day for the 20th annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K.  Records were set for the number of runners, walkers, and chili makers.  KLA merchandise and stand-up paddleboard tickets were scooped up by the crowd helping us to raise over $1,000 at the event.

KLA members will see the paddleboard out on Keoka Lake as Erin Grizone, owner of Good Health is a Habit, was the winner of the raffle and went home with the board.

For more information on the race and the event winners, check the Fall Foliage 5K website.

New Loon Buoys

Andy Tabor reported that he picked up the new Loon Nest Buoys from Sealite in Tilton, NH.  The buoys were funded by KLA in order to make it easier for boaters to see, and stay away from the loon nesting area 

 

Andy said:

The people who made them came out and posed with them for pictures and then they came in to the office where I was and wanted to hear all about our loons and how the loon recovery programs were going in Maine.  They’ve made a lot of these buoys for lakes in NH, but I guess we’re their first in Maine. This is a special local project for them; they usually make huge ocean navigation buoys and standard inland waters buoys and have locations worldwide.

The buoys will stay in the shrink wrap for the winter.  Andy will install them along with the loon nest in the spring.

New Boat Ramp!

The boat launch was replaced on Sept 13-14.  From Charlie Tarbell, President of KLA:  

The ramp itself is in and finished. Some grading, asphalt, and rip-rap still needs to be completed at the top of the ramp when our paving contractor is available in about three weeks. That said, the ramp is usable for put-in and take-out, and the head of the ramp is graded to shed runoff from the road to a plunge-pool on the south side of the ramp, instead of it eroding the beach.

 

Kudos to Arne, Al, Jim, Chris Brennan, John Bell, and especially Jeff Ward for all their hard work in making the project happen. Friday's work in the water was confounding and cold. Saturday's work was out of the water and went much faster. Thanks also to the Town of Waterford and to a donor from KBCG who wishes to remain anonymous.  This was a true team effort and the end result is really satisfying -- even if not yet paved.

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Keoka Lake Association, PO Box 97 Waterford, ME  04088

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