COMMUNITY LAKES ASSOCIATION

GREENWOOD SINCE 1986 WOODSTOCK

Our Mission

The Community Lakes Association protects and improves the ecosystems of our lakes and ponds and promotes respectful stewardship among all users of the waterways in Greenwood and Woodstock.

We accomplish this by:

  • Educating ourselves and others on issues and practices that help preserve our ponds.

  • Supporting activities that assure maintenance of high environmental standards.

  • Fighting the introduction or spread of invasive species.

Membership is open to everyone who loves these ponds and lakes.

News and Events

What's New:

  1. The 2022 Spring newsletter is out. You can find it here: CLA Newsletters

  2. The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Community Lakes Association

    • Saturday, 9 July 2022 at the old Greenwood Town Hall on Route 26.

Time: 8:30am - 9:00am Coffee and Registration

9:00am - 10:30am Meeting

  1. 2022 Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) Paddles

The CLA’s 2022 Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) paddles have been scheduled for this summer. Note that two IPPs will be conducted on Lake Christopher as it currently has a known issue with invasive milfoil. Also, an IPP will be conducted on Round Pond, which has a widely used public boat ramp. The IPP dates are as follows:

        • Lake Christopher – Sunday, July 10th at 10:00. We will meet at the Bryant Pond Wharf on Lake Road in Bryant Pond.

        • Lake Christopher – Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00. We will meet at the Bryant Pond Wharf on Lake Road in Bryant Pond.

        • Round Pond – Saturday, August 13th at 10:00. We will meet at the Round Pond Boat launch.

Learn how to identify invasive plants and be able to monitor your pond or lake. Prior to going out on the water we will provide samples of invasive plants and also a “quick key” waterproof identification guide you can use. Our ponds and lakes have seen a lot of activity especially during COVID when people had more time to be outside. Early detection of invasive plants is crucial in protecting the health of our lakes and ponds.

  1. A link to the Aquatic Invasive Plant Quick Key, from the Lake Stewards of Maine, has been added to the Resources page.

  2. Facebook Group names are provided for the pond's that have one. The information is included on each Pond's page.

  3. A new series of articles is being included on the "Know Your Lake page". This first article has been added and provides information on Dissolved Oxygen and Lake Layers (Stratification).

  4. Check out new pictures added on the Gallery page

CLA has undertaken a multi-year effort to rid invasive plants from several of our ponds. Although we have dedicated members and grants to assist us, we can't do it alone - we desperately need volunteers for everything from planning to monitoring to assisting with removal. If you can spare a few hours, please contact us.

CLA Calendar

Community Lakes AssociationPO Box 91Greenwood, ME 04255-0091email: commlakesassoc@gmail.com