KEOKA LAKE: History of Our Life on Our Lake
It's almost here! Over the past year we have put together a 400-page book of photos and stories of Keoka Lake. We will be printing soon. We will have the book available for pick at various locations starting in May. To help us understand how many to order we hope you will pre-order.
The book is being sold at cost. The price is $35 per copy. If you would like to use a credit card we have added a payment option using PayPal. We have added a $1.00 charge per book to cover the credit card fees (total of $36 per copy). If you want to use the credit card option click the button below. If you would like to send in a check (no $1.00 fee) please print this form to send with your check. We are not offering shipping options at this time but will hold your books for pickup until Labor Day.
To read more about the making of the book and its contents click here.
Summer is coming!
Scroll for memories of past summers...
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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.
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.
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.
2021 Ice Out is Officially April 9
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.
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!
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.