17 July 2013: Land for Maine’s Future Project – Clary Lake

confused-monkey1I received an email today from a fellow with the Natural Resources Council of Maine. He was looking to update the listing for Clary Lake on the Land for Maine’s Future Projects page and wanted us to review the current listing:

Clary Lake

Clary Lake is a popular destination for boaters and anglers. With funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sport Fish Restoration Program, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (IF&W) secured funds to acquire a site that provides permanent and safe access for motor boats and hand-carry craft, as well as bank fishing and swimming.

Clary Lake is a popular destination for fishing year-round, offering bass and perch as well as occasional brood stocks introduced by IF&W. The State purchased this parcel and built the access site to replace one across the lake that had a dangerous configuration (being located on a curve at the base of a long hill). The access site is owned and managed by IF&W.

Return to Land for Maine’s Future projects list.

Sounds idyllic doesn’t it. I emailed him and let him know that the State boat launch highlighted in the narrative is currently unusable due to low water conditions and that the future of Clary Lake is facing a serious challenge from a dam owner who just doesn’t give a dam. I don’t expect them to update the listing. Got to put a good face on it, know what I mean?

Anyways, I’ve added a link to the Natural Resources Council of Maine on the Links & Resources page. FYI, I was unable to actually find the Programs page without using the link provided.