Mousam Lake Lake Dwellers' Handbook
Mousam Lake E-Book
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The Mousam Lake Region Association (MLRA) is providing this handbook to educate and encourage residents and seasonal visitors to become more involved in watershed protection efforts, while responsibly enjoying Mousam Lake and Goose Pond. If you are already a member of the MLRA, thank you! If not, please consider becoming a member by visiting our website at www.MousamLake.org.
The Mousam Lake Region Association (MLRA) was founded in 1956 and has focused on protecting the water quality of Upper and Lower Mousam Lake and Goose Pond. The MLRA remains active and is, in fact, one of the longest running and largest lake associations in Maine.
Mousam Lake has been officially monitored by the Maine DEP since 1974. The current data available indicates our water quality is average and stable, based on Secchi disk transparency readings as well as total phosphorus and chlorophyll levels. However, Mousam Lake has an elevated risk of future water quality problems (including the introduction of invasive aquatic plants) due to its high density of shoreline development and increasing boat traffic. The State’s public boat launch here is one of the most heavily used in the state.
Protection of Mousam Lake’s watershed requires watershed landowners and residents to become aware of water quality threats and to explore and implement actions that sustain or improve water quality. As property owners and, collectively, as an association, we can each do our part to protect our lake from pollutants, help minimize shoreline erosion, and protect the future of our lake. We hope you’ll join our commitment and passion for this beautiful place!
Special thanks to Kristi Borst, Ann Brown, Jill Folsom, David Landry, Mark Rousseau, Judy Verity, and our friends at the Square Pond Improvement Association for their help in our publishing this MLRA version of the Lake Dwellers’ Handbook. Most especially, thanks to each of you who strives to be a good neighbor and a good steward of the Mousam Lake Watershed!
James (Jamie) Verity, MLRA President