Category Archives: Lake Environment

03 October 2019: Take Precautions Against Browntail Moth Hairs When Working Outdoors

Here’s a link to a Public Service Announcement (PSA) forwarded to me by CLA President Dave Knight, he thought it would be of interest to Clary Lake shore owners who’ve been impacted by these little buggers. Dave lives over on … Continue reading

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Courtesy Boat Inspection Training Set For July 1st

Back in late May I posted about the CLA’s plans to participate in the State’s Courtesy Boat Inspection program, which is administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. It has taken a while, but we have finally received a … Continue reading

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Flora and Fauna

The wild Rhododendron (Rhododendron canadense) growing up in the floating bog and throughout the marsh is absolutely stunning this spring: As is the Wild Blueberry:

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24 May 2019: CLA To Conduct Courtesy Boat Inspections

With the State boat launch back in service, our concerns rightly turn to protecting Clary Lake from the chance introduction of invasive aquatic plant species. To that end, the Clary Lake Association is gearing up to start participating in Maine’s … Continue reading

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02 April 2019: Midcoast Conservancy to Offer Informational Meeting on Browntail Moths

We have a growing Browntail Moth problem in our area. Several people around Clary Lake have recently brought the problem to my attention. They’ve been around a while, so you may be familiar with them already. If not, you should … Continue reading

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Lake Stewards of Maine’s Winter 2018-19 Water Column Newsletter Is Out

I just received my copy of the 2018-2019 issue of the Water Column, the newsletter of Lake Stewards of Maine (formerly the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitor Program). This issue has a great article by Roberta Hill which discusses the impact … Continue reading

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Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake

We really need an invasive plant patrol program here on Clary Lake. Breaking News From Maine Department of Environmental Protection Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake Rapid response aims to keep plants in check AUGUSTA, August 7, 2018 – Maine … Continue reading

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29 July 2018: Have You Seen This Plant? [UPDATED]

 Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a common invasive plant in Maine. The plant propagates by seed and invades many types of wetlands where it crowds out native plants and degrades wetland habitat. We certainly don’t want it getting a foothold … Continue reading

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27 October 2017: Much Needed Rain Has Little Effect On Clary Lake Water Level

We just received 5.15″ of rain in a little over 2 days which, had we not been suffering under drought conditions, would have brought the lake up close to two feet or more. However because so much of the rainfall … Continue reading

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31 August 2017 Maine Things Considered: The Water Level On This Maine Lake Has Plummeted

The story on Clary Lake by Maine Public Radio’s Susan Sharon aired on “Maine Things Considered” late this afternoon. If you missed it, not to worry: a transcript with audio and pictures has been posted on the Maine Public Radio … Continue reading

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