WHPWA Plant Sale held on June 12, 2021
On Saturday, June 12th the WHPWA held their spring fund-raiser: the ever-popular From Our Gardens to Yours Plant Sale. The morning's sales were brisk, and several hundred plants went home to new gardens. The WHPWA raised slightly over $900 – a significant achievement considering the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library had held their plant sale just the week before! Thank you to Association members who volunteered their time and plants to make the sale a success.
A special thank you to Leslie and Dennis Volpe for again hosting the sale at their house. The beautiful gardens provided a lovely backdrop for the event . Leslie and BJ Dobson contributed a substantial number of plants from their gardens for the sale, and they were extremely helpful to those shoppers seeking gardening advice or plant identification.
Our lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to Conley’s Garden Center and Landscaping was Abbie Shaw of Boothbay Harbor. Conley’s graciously donated the certificate to help with our fund raising initiative.
The WHPWA is already getting ready for next year's sale, so start planning now...to volunteer on the committee, to donate plants, to start seedlings, to come buy plants to freshen your gardens!
WHPWA Annual Meeting Notice
The WHPWA annual meeting and potluck supper is to be be held August 8th at 1:00PM outdoors at Jill Bryant’s home, 322 Lakeside Drive, weather permitting (this was the location of the 2019 annual meeting). In case of inclement weather the meeting will be held in Blakelees’s barn at 226 Lakeside Drive. The WHPWA Board of Directors will provide hotdogs, and members are requested to bring a favorite side dish and a folding chair.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Deborah Ann Bronk, President, CEO and Senior Scientist at The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. She will speak on Water, Health and Humans: "Our marine and freshwaters are threatened by nutrient input, pollutants, invasive species, and harmful algal blooms. In this talk we will explore the many ways that Bigelow Laboratory is working to understand and protect our most valuable resources - water and the people who depend on it".
We will also have the WHPWA annual business meeting and elections. More details will be provided on this site and by email as the date approaches.
2021 Moonlight Paddles - a great way to relax in 2021!
Moonlight Paddle...Friday July 23
Join us for the rising of the Buck Moon
Moonrise is at 8:26 PM
We'll meet at the water station buoy in the center of the pond at 8:00, take a leisurely paddle down to the dam to see the moon rise over the horizon, then head back for the best viewing spot near the islands.
This is a weather dependent activity...use your own best judgment as to whether conditions are safe for you...bring a flashlight for use when you get back to shore
These lovely evenings on the water are a tranquil experience that only West Harbor Pond can offer. Friends/neighbors meet in the center of the pond, near the water-station buoy. You may choose to take a leisurely paddle down to the dam; then head back to the best viewing spot – near the islands – to watch the moon come up over the resort.The more boats the merrier – invite neighbors, friends and family. Bug spray and a flashlight are recommended!
Upcoming moonlight paddle dates for 2021 season (weather permitting):
Friday, July 23 - Buck Moon
Sunday, August 22 - Sturgeon Moon
Monday, September 20 - Harvest Moon
Wednesday, October 20 - Hunter's Moon
Moonlight paddles are a weather dependent activity. In case of wind, rain or clouds we'll have to cancel or postpone. Check your email (members), the West Harbor Pond Facebook page, or this page for the specific details each month. A cancellation will be called by 5:00pm on the day of the event if necessary.
Fishing is a great year-round activity on West Harbor Pond