LSLA Watershed Protection Update Scott Lowell

This past year there were numerous erosion control projects completed in the watershed of Little Sebago to help maintain the water quality of lake. Three of these major projects were done on Mt. Hunger Shores Rd. alone. Due to the steep terrain along Mt. Hunger Shores water flow toward the lake and the resulting sediment transport is inevitable without stabilization efforts. These three larger projects used a combination of methods including rubber razors in driveway areas, terracing of slopes with plantings and erosion control mix, use of stone infiltration areas, stone walls with non-eroding stairs, and generally the use of plants and vegetation to control and collect water and sediment. In addition to these larger projects, rain gardens were created, drip line trenches were installed, bare ground was covered with erosion control mix, and rubber razors were installed in driveways. Thanks to all of you who did your part this summer to help keep sediment and the resulting nutrients out of our lake and the water quality enjoyable for everyone.. There were only a couple requests for help with funding of these projects from the LSLA watershed cost share program this summer. Keep in mind that if you have an approved watershed protection project on If you’re looking for gift ideas for that special person on your Christmas list, then check out the Little Sebago Lake Association website. We have cook books ($15), an assortment of Christmas ornaments ($8/$10), four different styles of mugs ($12) and an assortment of items such as loon salt and pepper shakers, memo pads, slate coasters and maps. We have some apparel in stock as well. We do not carry a large enough inventory to have all sizes available, but we can special order if your size is not in stock. Our vendor can turn around orders in a week to ten days, but it would be best to inquire about availability before Thanksgiving so that special orders can be processed and shipped for receipt prior to Christmas.

your property, the lake association has a cost sharing program in place to help you carry out the project. The better job each of us can do with decreasing erosion and runoff transport of sediment into the lake the better environmental habitat we will maintain for Little Sebago. Your lake association wants to be a proactive part of the process. So when it rains, watch for areas of running water and think about the material it’s moving toward the lake. We want to be here as a resource for you to call on to help mitigate these issues. Let us know what you see and we will try to provide the information you need or get the get the right people involved to improve the situation. We have links on our website to show some of the simple methods that can be used to decrease erosion and we will be happy to connect you to Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection or Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation to help with advice, permitting, and planning for more extensive projects. Clean water is important for all of us and the health of our lake. Thanks for doing your part.

Little Sebago Lake Association Christmas Merchandise

The Association will have a table at the American Legion Hall, 15 Lewiston Rd, Gray ME on November 17 from 9 am to 3 pm. This is a great opportunity to stop to see the merchandise and place an order if we don’t have your size in stock. Click here to see our current merchandise selection! Contact Arnie Rosario at (207) 894-8415 for merchandise inquires


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