WHP kayaking-2069
WHP kayaking-2069

Photo: David Dalena

Photo: Lois A. Glaser

Photo: David Dalena

WHP kayaking-2069
WHP kayaking-2069

Photo: David Dalena

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Summer is in full swing & the Pond is rockin'!

An interesting summer indeed... Despite limitations for group activities as we've held in past years, our West Harbor Pond continues to provide something for everyone, while maintaining social distance. A real sense of normalcy and relaxation is clearly evident when on the Pond.  If you've been on the water recently, you have no doubt seen some or all of what West Harbor Pond offers:  

- Swimmers of all ages gliding through clear water, thanks to the siphon.

- Fishermen in kayaks, boats, and from the shore.

- Children splashing and laughing as they jump from floats or rope swings. 

- Ladies gathering in kayaks enjoying a leisurely paddle and cocktail hour.

- Vacationing and resident dogs love to swim, too.  Two annual visitors from NY, Maizie and Lucie (pictured right) loved their summer vacation on the Pond. For some live action, CLICK HERE. 

- Wildlife:  Osprey flying overhead or diving for a meal.  Herons on shore tending their clutch. Beavers swimming, carrying bottom plants for lunch. A pair of loons swimming and diving. "Glenn" and "Frye", our resident bald  eagles.  Mallards, cormorants, gulls, turtles, and on it goes.

West Harbor Pond is indeed a local treasure. 

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WHP Siphon Has Resumed Operation!

After six years of intensive efforts, the West Harbor Pond Watershed Association was successful in replacing the broken 1880 siphon, which could no longer remove salt water from the bottom of the pond. In the summer of 2018, the WHPWA’s Campaign to Save West Harbor Pond raised the necessary funds to build and install a new siphon. 

For full story, go to News and Events or link below.

Photo: Merritt R. Blakeslee

Watershed Survey Report Now Available

 

The WHPWA conducted a Watershed Survey on June 6, 2018 in partnership with the Boothbay Region Water District, Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Boothbay Harbor Sewer District, Lake Stewards of Maine (formerly Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program), the Town of Boothbay Harbor and Maine DEP.

After many months of analyzing data and photographs collected during the watershed survey, the WHP Watershed Survey Report is complete.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Moonlight Paddles 2021 Schedule 

Scheduled moonlight paddles have returned for 2021!

Upcoming paddles: April 26, May 26.

See our New and Events page for complete details.  

2021 Plant Sale

Our annual Plant Sale is returning on June 12!

See our New and Events page for complete details.  

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