Welcome to Long Pond in Parsonsfield, Maine
The purpose of the Long Pond Association (LPA) is to promote the protection and enhancement of the water quality of the pond and to preserve its ecological, economic, recreational and aesthetic value. The LPA is a 501(c)(3) organization with Tax ID 01-0967755.
Help keep Long Pond free of watershed-borne nutrients by following these tips:
RAKING: Don't rake leaves and pine needles. They provide a layer of duff that protects your property from erosion during downpours and acts as a sponge helping to prevent phosphorus entering the lake.
CHECK FOR EROSION: If your shoreline is eroded, plant native vegetation, add rocks, etc. to stabilize it. Check other areas of your property for soil erosion.
SEPTIC SYSTEM: Check your septic system's leach field for any breakouts and consider having the tank pumped every 3-5 years for year-round residences and every 4-5 years for seasonal residences.
FERTILIZER: Do not fertilize your lawn. Phosphorus is a key ingredient in fertilizer and it will eventually make its way into the lake.
BOATS: When preparing your boat for another season, do so away from the lake, including washing it. Check to make sure the boat, motor and trailer are free of any hitchhiking plants. Also, tune up the motor.
DOCK PAINTING: Paint or stain docks away from the lake and allow at least 14 days of drying time before launching.
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION: https://mainelakes.org/lake-health/what-you-can-do/top-10-ways-to-protect-your-land-and-lake/
The Long Pond Association collects dues from members each year. These dues go toward the operations of the organization, prevention of aquatic intruders, and restoration of water quality. Payment of $135 for fiscal year 2023 is due by May 16, 2022. Please submit a check made out to "Long Pond Association" and post it to: LPA Treasurer, 36 Mayo Ave, Needham, MA 02492. Or, pay now by credit card.
Upcoming Long Pond Association meetings will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 7:00pm via Zoom
FALL MEETING TBD
Please have a look at the Long Pond Guidelines for homeowners and renters.