You are about to watch a video that we hope you’ll find compelling. It’s about why East Pond residents treasure the lake and why we should all be concerned about the annual late summer algae blooms and their impact on water quality and our quality of life. The video explains clearly the science of what causes the blooms and proposes a solution based on decades of research by experts. The price tag to implement the solution is $1 million.

We have been awarded a grant of $238,000 from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. We need to raise a minimum of $550,000 from commercial properties and residential property owners.  We believe that we can then approach foundations to reach our final goal.  Initial support has been very strong, but we need high-level support from you to reach our goal and make this solution a reality.

We hope you’ll participate and be part of the solution. I’m happy to offer guidance in helping you to decide on an appropriate commitment to this very important project. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me at 207-592-4605.

Enjoy the video and listen to its message. We very much look forward to your sharing our commitment to East Pond and reaping the rewards of a cleaner lake year-round.

Jerry Tipper, Fund Raising Chair East Pond Association

Click here to view the East Pond Restoration Project Video

 

Following are documents related to the Watershed Plan and the Alum Treatment project.