Androscoggin Lake Association
The mission of the Androscoggin Lake Association (ALIC) is to preserve and protect Androscoggin Lake.
About Androscoggin Lake
Beautiful Androscoggin Lake, a 4000 acre lake in Wayne and Leeds, is an unusual wildlife habitat for several endangered species, abundant and popular fishery, home for rare plant communities, and important recreational resource in Central Maine.
Summer Events Calendar
Summer is here, and we are pleased to be able to publish this very full calendar of events which we hope will be of interest to everyone in our lake community. Please also visit the 30MRWA Summer 2016 Events page for more event listings and information.
- June 25 - Maine Lakes Conference
The Maine Lakes Society will be holding its Annual Conference this year on June 25 at in Unity.
- July 3 - 6th Annual Classical Meets Pop Concert
This concert will benefit the 30 Mile River Watershed Association (30MRWA) and the Parker Pond Association with fireworks to follow. Find more information at 30MRWA Summer 2016 Events.
- July 8 - Invasive Plant Patrol 101 Workshop at the Ladd Center
This free workshop, presented by the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP), will be held at the Ladd Center in Wayne on July 8th from 9:00am until 3:00pm. It will provide all the basics of invasive plant patrol for new volunteers while serving as a great refresher for experienced volunteers. All members of our own "Eyes on the Water" program are encouraged to enroll. For more information, contact Buddy at 207-320-5720 or visit mainevlmp.org/invasive-plant-patrol-workshops.
- July 12 - Camp Road Maintenance Workshop
This workshop will help camp road residents save money, maximize resources, and protect water quality. Find more information at the 30MRWA Camp Roads page.
- July 14 - Loons, Eagles and Osprey on Androscoggin Lake
This program will include a short natural history talk from Lisa Kane (MDIFW Education Coordinator) and a two hour bird-watching tour of the lake. Visit 30MRWA Summer 2016 Events for registration information. Limited spots are available, so register early.
- July 21 - Lake Water Quality: Impacts of Climate, Geology, Biology and Land Use
Dan Buckley, professor at the University of Maine in Farmington, will provide this informative presentation at the Ladd Center in Wayne on July 21st at 7:00pm. Find more information at 30MRWA Summer 2016 Events.
- July 30 - VLMP Annual Conference
The Annual Conference of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) will be held this year in Turner on July 30th. Click on the conference link to learn more and to register. Contact Buddy at 207-320-5720 for information about carpooling.
- July 30 - Annual 30 Mile River Watershed Association Paddle Trek
Each summer, the 30 Mile River Watershed Association (30MRWA) sponsors a paddle trek along the waterways which help to feed our lake. Plan to join in on the fun this year! Visit 30mileriver.org/programs/annual-paddle-trek/ for information.
- August 13 - Androscoggin Lake Association (ALIC) Annual Meeting
Attend the Annual Meeting on August 13th at the Androscoggin Yacht Club in Wayne. The potluck breakfast begins at 8:30am, followed by the business meeting at 9:00am and a presentation by Linda Bacon of the Maine DEP on the topic of Water Quaility. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Watch this site for updates to summer events.
About the Androscoggin Lake Association
The Androscoggin Lake Association incorporated in 1980 with the name Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation (ALIC). We have grown to over 120 member families and supporters. The organization is proud to be recognized as a strong environmental advocacy group and innovative lake association.
Our lake association is very closely affiliated with the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP), the Maine Lakes Society, and the 30 Mile River Watershed Association. A portion of all membership donations and other contributions go to support all three of these organizations each year.
The association that we have with the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) supports both our water quality monitoring program and our program for monitoring the lake for potentially invasive aquatic plants.
The Maine Lakes Society provides resources and support for all lake associations in the state of Maine. They are well known for their Lake Smart program, of which many of our lake residents have already taken advantage.
Androscoggin Lake is the last water body in what was once considered a single 30 mile long river. The story goes that early French and English settlements damed up parts of this river in places that we know today as Mount Vernon, Fayette, and Wayne, resulting in the creation of several lakes and streams in their path. The many lakes, dams, and streams created by early western settlements persist today. And, the 30 Mile River Watershed Association serves today to help protect all water bodies in this, our watershed.
Our lake association, ALIC, proudly supports the 30 Mile River Watershed Association. And, for the past few years, we have also taken advantage of their Courtesy Boat Inspection program to help us to monitor the state boat launch in Wayne.
Thank You for your Patience
We know that our web site needs a bit of an update. And, we're busily working on an altogether new site which we hope to begin to roll out in the fall of 2016.
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