WHPWA ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK
The West Harbor Pond Watershed Assocation held its 2022 Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner on Sunday, August 21. WHPWA members (regular and associate) and prospective members attended The Guest Speaker was Dr. Deborah Ann Bronk, President and CEO and Senior Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Dr. Bronk gave a talk entitled "Climate Change and Water Quality."
For more details, click here to read the complete Annual Meeting Report.
THE GREAT WEST HARBOR POND FISHING DERBY OF 2022
The West Harbor Pond Fishing Derby was an opportunity for fishermen
(-women and -kids) to enjoy one of their favorite Pond activities in a friendly competition, to meet other like-minded Pond neighbors, maybe find some new friends, share the stories of their big catches online, and possibly get a trophy hat for a "Biggest in Class" catch. It was also a way for everybody to discover more about what is really swimming about out there in the Pond, and to pick up a few choice photos for this website. Read about the results of this year's Derby on the West Harbor Pond Fishing page.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Moonlight Paddles - a great way to enjoy the Pond!
The next Moonlight Paddle is scheduled for October 9th 2022
-> Join us for the rising of the Moon <-
These lovely evenings on the water are a tranquil experience that only West Harbor Pond can offer. Friends and 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!
These are the primary dates for the remaining 2022 Moonlight Paddles:
October 9th - 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 or change 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
NO WHPWA PLANT SALE FOR 2022
The complication of the Asian jumping worm causes WHPWA
to cancel plant sale for 2022
The WHPWA has made the difficult decision to cancel the planned plant sale for the 2022 season. This decision was made specifically because of the prevalence of the Asian jumping worm in Maine, and the fear that without careful planning the sale of plants could encourage the spread of this pest in our gardens and yards. We hope to be able to continue the WHPWA plant sales in future years as we learn more about dealing with this problematic creature.
More information on the Asian jumping worm may be found in this Portland Press-Herald article on the topic