Welcome to the McGrath Pond and Salmon Lake Association website. We are located in the beautiful towns of Belgrade and Oakland, in Cental Maine. It is our goal to keep members informed on all issues pertaining to our waterways through this website.
The McGrath Pond Salmon Lake Association is open to anyone who is concerned about preserving the beauty and protecting the natural environment of our ponds. Our goal is to maintain a lake that is clean and safe for swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, and to preserve it for today and for future generations.Together we can make a difference!
Raking by the lake takes away the material that catches and filters the rain & runoff before it goes into the lake. So please consider minimizing your raking near the water.
See the historic Ice Out Dates for 1986 -2015.
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Dear McGrath Pond and Salmon Lake Residents,
As the president of McGrath Pond & Salmon Lake Association (MPSLA), I have had the privilege of meeting many neighbors who are longtime residents as well as past members of the MPSLA. I thank you for all that we have learned together about McGrath Pond and Salmon Lake, headwaters for the Belgrade Lakes chain.
As an advisory group of volunteers, MPSLA is not an enforcer, but a resource for lake dwellers and lake lovers. This spring we are reaching out to folks on almost 40 camp roads on McGrath Pond and Salmon Lake, in the towns of Belgrade and Oakland. All face similar challenges: maintenance of the road to provide access and minimize runoff into the lake, and getting all owners to contribute their fair share. We have information to share about camp road design and maintenance, and about road associations.
We are also keeping our eyes on the algae bloom that occurred after Labor Day 2015, and research results that show an alarmingly low level of oxygen in Salmon Lake. We will do our best to share that information as we learn more. Let us know your phone number and email address by contacting me at: 207-873-5285, firstname.lastname@example.org. Then mark your calendar and be sure to come to our annual meeting slated for Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:30 at the North Belgrade Community Center.
Kim and I are still relatively new to lake shore ownership, but have jumped in with both feet to be active in the lake community. We continue to work on land and water preservation activities. As LakeSmart coordinators for the MPSLA, Kim and I work with shore owners to find ways to prevent pollution and minimize harmful nutrient runoff into the water. LakeSmart recognizes properties that are maintained in a way that helps to preserve the lake’s cleanliness. Look for the LakeSmart symbol on properties that have been recognized for their better management practices and become a LakeSmart property enthusiast. Contact us at: 207-873-5285. Be sure to log onto: www.mainelakessociety.org , for more details about the LakeSmart initiative.
We want to extend a sincere thank you to local businesses for their sponsorship. We ask each of you to show your appreciation for their commitment to the lakes by patronizing these businesses. We also want to deliver a thank you to Camp Tracy for hosting the McGrath Pond & Salmon Lake Association board meetings, and ask that you explore their offerings at: www.camptracy.org.
As your president, I look forward to meeting more of you and sharing in our continued efforts to keep our watershed clean and safe for all to enjoy.
Our Watershed Survey is coming, Donations needed now: