THE ASSOCIATION

The West Harbor Pond Watershed Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded by a group of homeowners who live along the shores of West Harbor Pond. Since 2009 the WHPWA membership has worked to preserve and protect our beautiful, historic Pond in many ways, including:

  • Monitoring water quality with the support of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District, including measuring salt water intrusion,  e. coli levels, and water clarity as part of the statewide Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP)

  • Surveying aquatic plants to identify invasive species that may threaten the Pond

  • The WHPWA, with the support of the larger Boothbay Harbor community, undertook the Campaign to Save West Harbor Pond to fund the replacement of the 1880 siphon so that West Harbor Pond will continue to be a vibrant ecological jewel on the Boothbay peninsula. A new siphon system was completed in early 2019.

 

Volunteers testing water quality on West Harbor Pond Boothbay Harbor Maine
West Harbor Pond Watershed Association annual plant sale Boothbay Harbor Maine

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