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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. 

Annual 2021 Keoka Ice Out 50/50 Fundraiser

This fundraiser benefits the Waterford Library Association.  In the 80+ years that ice out records have been compiled (1938-2020) the midway point between the earliest Ice Out (March 23) and the latest (May 7) is April 15.  Our average Ice Out date is April 20.  Congratulations to last year's winner Maryanne Elliot for her winning guess of April 7.

Tickets are $1.00 per guess or 6 guesses for $5.00.

Entries are accepted from March 6 to April 3.  Send your guesses and your checks to:

Waterford Library

663 Waterford Road, PO Box 176

Waterford, ME  04088

waterfordMElibrary@gmail.com

KLA50 Summer Event Postponed

Stay tuned for new dates and other KLA50 activities.

Winter Lake Monitoring

In this video, Ben Peierls, Director of Research for Lakes Environmental Association delivers a riveting presentation on winter lake monitoring process and results. Included are some special multi-media components, including sounds. Winter lakes appear dormant, but Ben explains how they are anything but. There is some special attention paid to Keoka, including confirmation of the deep-water oxygen depletion of which we are all very concerned. Enjoy.

Invasive Species Alert!

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries sent out a new alert to home aquarium owners:

Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold in Maine. Moss balls are commonly sold under trade names such as “Betta Buddy.” Zebra mussels, which so far have not become established in Maine, are one of the most destructive invasive species in North America.


If you recently purchased moss balls, immediately destroy them using one of these methods:

  • Freeze - Place the moss ball into a sealable plastic bag and freeze for at least 24 hours.

  • Boil - Place the moss ball in boiling water for at least 1 full minute.

  • Bleach - Submerge the moss ball in chlorine bleach for 20 minutes.

  • After destroying the moss ball, DISPOSE of the moss ball and any of its packaging in a sealed plastic bag in the trash. Do not dump moss balls down drains or in waterways or gardens.

For more information go to:  Fish and Aquatic Conservation.  Keep our lakes safe!

KLA50 Quilt Raffle

This beautiful, queen-size quilt shows the seasons we enjoy on Keoka Lake.  It is being raffled off with the proceeds going to support our 50th anniversary events.  Click for the flyer describing the raffle and tickets that can be sent in along with your check.

Spring is Coming!

Charlie Tarbell reports over 18" of ice based on drilling in March.  Claire Pendergast took this picture of the ice melting on March 10.

First Annual "Rocktails"

A group of contact-deprived people trudged out to Rock Island on February 14th for the first annual "Rocktails" party.  People socially distanced and wore masks.  Beverages were enjoyed.  Thanks to Rex Rounds for the drone photos of this event.

Keoka Lake Association, PO Box 97 Waterford, ME  04088