Summer - 2020 “Our mission is to protect, restore, and improve our lake’s water quality and fragile ecosystem. We will create and nurture a community of lake stewards, educate users on lake safety, and always be mindful that human needs must be balanced with the needs of the natural environment.” Little Sebago Lake Association

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Little Sebago Lake Association Summer 2020

BOARD MEMBERS President Pam Wilkinson Vice President

Andy Mayo Secretary Cheryl Alterman

Treasurer Jim McBride Other Members Rod Bernier Diane Burnell Steve Davis Tim Greer Kevin Kaserman Gary Kenny Sharon Lamontagne

What’s inside... Mission Statement .................................... 1 LSLA Board members .............................. 2 Contact Information .................................. 2 President’s Message ................................ 3 Membership Contact Information Update .. 3 2020 LSLA Annual Meeting ...................... 4 Plant Give Away at the Annual Meeting ... 4 LSLA Functions & Finances .................... 5 Good Ship Gelato ..................................... 5 SafetyPatrolProgram2020......................6-7 14 th Annual Pirate Parade ........................ 8 Merchandise Report ............................... 9 Thank You to the Little Sebago Ladies .... 9 What’s Happening Around my Lake .. 10-11 2020 Hopkins Dam Report ................ 12-13 Do not Put Sand in The Lake ................. 14 Adopt Your Shoreline 2020 Program ...... 15 LSLA Treasurer’s Report ........................ 16 LSLA 2019 Actual & 2020 Budget .......... 17

2019 LSLA Membership Contrubutions 18-19 2019 Endowment & Memorial Giving ...... 20 Membership Spring Appeal..................... 20 I Remember When - Seeking historical images and stories................................ 21 2021 Calendar Announcement .............. 21 2019 Summer Water Testing Notes ..... 22-23 Milfoil Militia variable Milfoil Vigilance. 24-25 Milfoil Militia Tallies to Date .................... 25 Courtesy Boat Inspection 2020 .............. 26 2020 Watershed Report ......................... 27 2020 Spring Loonacy on Little Sebago. 28-30 Fireworks 2020 ....................................... 31 Little Sebago Lake Fish Stocking Report 31 Saving Dunrovin ................................. 32-33 Lower Sandy Narrows Dredging ............ 34 Maine Aides to Navigation System ......... 35 2019 In-Kind Support ............................. 35 LSLA 2020 Online Raffle......................... 36

Debra Lavoie Kevin Murphy Arnie Rosario Barbara Sawhill RESOURCE SUPPORT

Board Assistant Sharon Young LSLA Merchandise Tammy Rosario

Water Quality Rick Sullivan Pirate Parade Organizer Deb Gellerson

COMMITTEES Dam Committee Jim Theiss Jonathan Bernier Dave Vance Justine Beaudoin Bruce Micucci, Honorary Member Loon Committee

Little Sebago Lake Association P.O. Box 912, Windham, ME 04062-0912 • 207-809-4706 info@littlesebagolake.com • www.littlesebagolake.com Special thanks to the following who have their photos on our Summer 2020 Newsletter cover: Joyce Carol Foster Leonard, Ann Abe, Anne Strout, Becca McManus D’Entremont, Emily Benedict, Jon Davis Sr., Kristi Sarchi, Mark Strong, Meghan Fenton, Nicholas Beale, Sandra Saar Wendland, Scott Johnson, Shelbylyn Sullivan Subia, Tom Cleveland.

Sharon Young Dorothy Bates Betty Caton Island Committee Wendy Pickett Carol Ann Doucette


President’s Message Spring/Summer 2020

Escape. Isn’t that what we do in the summer? We take our cup of coffee to the beach towatch and listen to the lake waking up, we push our boat of choice from the dock or from the shoreline to begin our nautical explorations, and at night, we gaze at the stars and watch the burning embers of our campfires, relishing the memories just created. As the babbling feeder streams provide clean water to the lake, the Little Sebago Lake Association has worked tirelessly this winter and spring preparing to provide this summer’s guarantee to our membership that your lake is ready for you to create this summer’s memories. For a moment, close your eyes and envision one cherished lake memory from the past. Given the challenges of these times we hang on to being able to escape once again to the lake for reprieve. All is well with the management of the lake, so you can do just that. The Board of Directors is mindful of the impacts Covid-19 has had on all of us and hopefully, the worst is behind us and we can allow the ripples of the warm waters to heal our souls. Maine is commemorating its 200 th year of statehood. Little Sebago Lake Association is looking forward to celebrating our 100 th year anniversary (founded September 6, 1924).

While the State’s plans were put on hold due to the need for social distancing, we are looking forward to offering fun activities to commemorate the 100 years. I welcome you to join us at our annual meeting on July 11 th at the American Legion in Gray. I would like to be positive that we will be able to congregate, laugh, tell stories, and learn new things that are affecting our waters. As you read this newsletter, youwill learnabout the efforts of many who continue to volunteer their time making sure the Little Sebago Lake Association’s mission is maintained. Heartfelt thanks to all who tirelessly do this simply because they love and care about our beloved lake. May your summer be filled with sunny days, warm waters and starry nights.

On Behalf of your LSLA BOD,

Pam Wilkinson

Little Sebago Lake President

Membership Contact Information Updates Please contact Cheryl Alterman @ calterman@littlesebagolake.com


2020 LSLA Annual Meeting Saturday July 11 th , 2020 • American Legion Auxiliary Hall • 15 Lewiston Rd., (Route 100 & 202) Gray, ME Mark your calendars now! 8:30 -9:00AM - Socialize with new and old friends and peruse the merchandise; excellent for gifts LSLA welcomes you to join us and take back information and updates about our dam, safety, water quality, milfoil program, plus much more that affects and benefits your lake. We hope you will share this information with your neighbors who do not attend. The building is air conditioned, easily assessable and easy to find. Hopefully, the Covid-19 epidemic will be over with by then; if not, we will post our contingency plan on our website: www.littlesebagolake.com and FaceBook page. Unfortunately, when the by-laws were written it did not give flexibility for these types of events. We will do our best to meet the requirements of our by-laws keeping the health and public safety of our members coming first Your President and LSLA Board of Directors for family, friends or yourself! 9:00 – 11:00 Meeting time.


Once again -with the help of O’Donal’s Nursery we will be providing 100 large, 10 inch potted plants and native plants for you to improve your buffer with. First come – first served to any supporting member of LSLA.


WHAT WE DO Little Sebago Lake Association Functions & Finances

Milfoil Mitigation and Invasive Threat Awareness Membership Database Update Financial/Budgets By-Law and Policy Reviews Fundraising Planned Giving/Endowments Safety Patrol Program Courtesy Boat Inspections Grant Writing

Public Forums Town-State-Federal interactions Road Associations Networking Website Newsletter Merchandise Lower Narrows Restoration CCSWCD-Watershed

Annual Meeting Planning Operations of Organization Water Quality Testing Dam Monitoring & Emergency Plan Strategic Planning Fleet Maintenance Organize Educational Forums

& Erosion Control Pirate Parade Day

Good Ship Gelato

Hello and Happy Spring!! Shannon and I are getting super excited for our second summer serving Little Sebago Lake with tasty treats and great local gelato! 2019 was busier and more fun than we ever imagined it would be! We truly enjoyed getting to know the LSL residents, guests, children and pets! We want to thank you all so very much for making our rookie season such a success! Before the season started, we had planned on continuing to run the same pontoon boat that Joe had passed onto us. But after experimenting with the smaller boat that I already owned, we found it to be really reliable and extremely efficient which allowed us to cover more of the lake and get into areas that would have been challenging in a

pontoon boat. So thank you so much for welcoming not only Shannon and I, but also the new boat! Our 2020 menu will look very similar to the selections we ended the season with last year. In addition to the traditional novelty treats and a couple of beverage options, we will also offer six flavors of gelato and three flavors of non-dairy sorbetto. Our menu, hours of operation, contact info and the popular “live boat tracker” can all be found on our website at www.goodshipgelato.com . You can also find and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Shannon and I hope you all had a wonderful winter, and with the early ice out this spring, we hope to see you on the water again very soon! Shaun Avery


Safety Patrol From Sharon

There are two main components to this program. One is the actual Safety Patrol Boat that the lake association owns and manages. The second is hiring the State of Maine Game Wardens to be on our lake as much as feasible. I am going to summarize both for you in this article. First will be the patrol boat. The association has a fleet of boats that do various things for us. One of the boats is a dedicated Patrol Boat. You can’t miss it! Red, yellow and orange colors scream that it is on the job. We man the boat every Friday night thru Sunday with paid drivers who work for the lake association. We have a very dedicated crew. John Bernier, KatieMartin, Steve Sayian, and Cedric Harkins are all managed by Skipper Roger Leblanc. The main purpose of this boat is to patrol the perimeter of the lake, hand out educational materials, life preservers, offer assistance if needed, and be a constant reminder that we take safety very seriously. This summer you will also see them docked by the public boat launch on Mt Hunger Shore Road every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8 to 11. This new shift will be a “meet and greet”. Most day trippers, renters and visitors use the launch. These guests to our lake are an important target for our educational program. Our goal will be to offer educational and navigational handouts, boating rule books, maps, and life preservers if they don’t have enough. They will be advised that the wardens are on the lake, that we take safety and boating courtesies very seriously. We will remind them to check their registrations and any other licenses they may need to stay within the law. We will still offer the safe boating class that is free to all supportingmembers of the lake association. This class is the National Association of State

Boating Law Class which will give you a lifelong boat driving license good throughout the United States. Date and time will be announced on the website, Face Book page, and if we have a current email address for you, we will send you a notice. We also will hold private classes on your beach for children. We will go over proper fitting of life preservers, rescue and throw ring techniques, paddle board and kayak laws, age limits for boat driving and fishing laws. Just reach out to us to schedule a visit from Roger. The Safety patrollers also work with the Cumberland County Emergency Dispatch Center to assist them if there is a call from the lake. There are predetermined access points for emergency vehicles and if we are able to assist we will. Also, we may be looking for one more member of our team. If interested, and you are an experienced boater and know our lake, please reach out to me through the Association’s phone number 207-809-4706 or through the website. Our drivers typically work a couple of three hour shifts per weekend. The schedule is very flexible and it will be the most fun job ever! The second piece of the Patrol Program involves working with the State of Maine Game Wardens. Little Sebago Lake is not the quiet, serene little lake that our elders remember. Being so close to southern Maine and a large population center, it has become an urban getaway. Many of the little camps and cottages along the shore have been renovated and enlarged and are now year round homes, second homes or rental properties. Many docks that protrude from the shore now have a speed boat, pontoon boat, fishing boat, a couple of jet skis, kayaks and paddle boards.


Program 2020 Lamontagne, Director

This all translates to a very busy lake with vessels of all sizes, speeds and drivers of varying levels of experience. Therefore, because the Lake Association takes your safety and enjoyment of the lake very seriously, we hire the game wardens to be on the lake. This summer we will have them on the water most every Saturday and Sunday and many days surrounding the Fourth of July weekend. Their presence is a strong reminder to us all to behave, follow the rules of the water and respect each other. If you are on the lake and have an emergency and need their services,

simply dial 911 and the Dispatch Center will reach them for you. With your continued support and generous donations to the lake association, we will continue to offer these wonderful and necessary services for you. One line in the LakeAssociation’s mission statement is to create and nurture a community of lake stewards and to educate users on lake safety. This program does all of that and more. SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT is our moto and we look forward to an accident free season for us all.


14 th Annual Pirate Parade

Hello, Maties! This year, more than ever, we need to enjoy comradery and fun and what better way to do it than with our annual Pirate Parade! Since we began this frolic on the high seas of Little Sebago, we have all thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know one another through this family friendly event. It’s become a fun lake tradition. We continue to see huge participation and we thank everyone for doing their part in keeping this event safe and family friendly. It’s always important to be mindful of safety; therefore, please read and share our guidelines for the parade Please: No water balloons... whether they are biodegradable or not... they hurt the environment, endanger the wildlife, they litter, and they hurt. There have been injuries because of them, therefore, they are banned from the festivities. Refrain from dumping buckets of water in people’s boats. Remember, some boats don’t have bilge pumps while others have gear such as cameras that they are trying to protect but have no hope of that with bucket loads of water. Don’t aim water guns at people’s faces. Again, this is a serious safety issue.

Be sure that your registration stickers are visible.

Be mindful of how close you are getting to the boats around you. Please share these few simple guidelines and use common sense to keep this an accident free event. Assess the people on a boat you are approaching and allow them to have the level of fun they choose to. Leave alone the ones who aren’t out there for a serious battle! They may be out there not to get wet but to enjoy the festivities and take pictures of you! If you don’t have Pirate gear… no worries! Dress your boat up in an Island theme or a Patriotic theme! Let your creativity run wild! We missed St. Patrick’s fun this year, so maybe you want to engulf your boat in green! It’s a parade enjoyed by people of all age levels and we look forward to another fun year. The parade will be held this year on the 4 th Saturday of July, which is July 25 th with a rain date of Sunday beginning at 2 pm at entrance to the lower narrows. Any cancellations or other pertinent information will be shared on the Little Sebago Lake fb page. See https://littlesebagolake. com/event/pirate-parade/ for more information. Hope to see you all out on the high seas!


Merchandise Report

Sales were strong in 2019 and we are looking forward to another good year. Although inventory is low at this time, we are happy to order sizes and colors to meet your needs. We still have lake maps and 2020 calendars in stock (calendars are on sale for $10) and a great keepsake with beautiful lake photos. Our next merchandise sale will be at our annual meeting on July 11, 2020, but visit our website @ https://littlesebagolake.com/gift- shop/ if you’d like something sooner. Arnie and Tammy Rosario

The Little Sebago Lake Association would like to give a special shout out to the Little Sebago Ladies Club, who have generously donated their time to help cover the Association’s merchandise sales events. Thank you Ladies for your help, we certainly appreciate it.


What’s Happening Around My Lake-2020,

Algae, Snails, Gleo - Oh No! What do ice-free days per year mean to us? It is important to note the total days the lake is exposed to the elements. Excitement mounts as it is exciting to see who selects the correct ice-out date; this year March 31st. We are finding that it is equally important to note the date it freezes; approximately December 15th. The impact of open water means the sun can start the heating process early causing early anticipation of invasive milfoil growth, algae blooms, snail growth and other possible impacts not foreseen. Chinese Mystery Snail Undoubtedly, you have seen these Chinese Mystery Snails floating on top of the water at various times during the summer. They spend most of their time half buried in the bottom sediment and can be seen in large bed 25 feet below the surface. They can achieve very high densities and adversely affects aquatic food webs. It competes with smaller native snails for food and habitat and may contribute to their decline. In order for them to float to the surface they will seal their trap door. It is thought that when the oxygen is depleted late in the summer close to the bottom that they will rise to the surface. They are about the size of a walnut or golf ball with dare, olive colored shells. If they wash up on shore ore are very abundant in your area you can scoop them up and dispose of them. Take caution with children that if they pick one up they should clean their hands since they may also transmit parasites and diseases. If you see large colonies please report them to info@littlesebagolake.com so we may document and provide updated information for you. Metaphyton is a term used to collectively characterize filamentous (stringy) algae that grow predominantly in shallow (littoral) areas in lakes and ponds. While unpleasant, it is generally not associated with health risks. Lake Stewards of Maine link provided will give you more information. Green cloud like Green pesto type formations Gloeotrichia echinulata (“Gloeo”) formations suspended on the bottom

is a colonial cyanobacteria species. Visit Maine Lakes link on next page.

Gloeotrichia echinulata is a photosynthetic organism, the life cycle of which includes two separate stages. Initially, Gloeotrichia is found as an ‘akinete package’ or germling on the lake bottom (benthos) as spring begins (that means a dormant form lying in the bottom sediment). Germination is triggered by warm water temperatures (19o C) and sunlight. The organism begins to grow on the sediment surface and acquires nutrients in excess of its immediate needs from the sediments (1). After developing ample nutrients it forms gas vesicles that enable it


Surface/Subsurface/Shoreline and Beyond to float, and it begins to migrate into the water column, up toward the surface (2). Once in the epilimnion (upper part of the lake), it goes through a series of growth (3) and colonial divisions (4). We think that this growth stage is where the sheer mass necessary for the visible Gloeotrichia bloom is created. Later in the summer, as phosphorous reserves within the colonies dwindle, akinetes form at the base of its hundreds of filaments (5). Shortly after, the long outer part of the filaments is lost along with the gas vesicles (6), and the akinetes fall out of the water column (7). Eventually the colonies settle onto the sediment where they will lie awaiting the proper conditions to reactivate in the spring. Factors that Affect Gloeo Abundance: Light- They can only grow on sediments that are exposed to light. The shape and contours of the lake bed will control the area of the lake that is shallow enough for light to reach the bottom (known as the littoral zone). Lake clarity and color also impact how deep light can penetrate. Low clarity and/or high color mean that less of the lake bottom is exposed to light. Temperature Cyanobacteria, including Gloeo, have higher optimum temperatures than other algae types. Comparison of the population peak and seasonal temperature peak suggest that high temperatures influence the timing of Gloeo blooms. Climate change is causing temperatures to rise over time, which could explain why Gloeo may be becoming more prevalent in the Northeastern US. Nutrients The quality and availability of nutrients within the sediment strongly influences Gloeo growth. Most cyanobacteria do not thrive in low-nutrient lakes because they rely on high phosphorus levels within the water. Unlike most algae, Gloeo cells divide primarily on lake sediments rather than in the water itself. Sediments contain relatively large amounts of phosphorus, which Gloeo use to grow before floating from the sediment into the water column when they mature. The algae cells can also store excess phosphorus which is used to reproduce once they are buoyant. Sediment at the lake’s bottom is a phosphorus sink and harbors larger amounts of the nutrient than the water column, meaning that Gloeo can grow in otherwise nutrient-poor lakes. They also take advantage of the high clarity that exists in many of our lakes. The clearer the water, the greater the area of sediment exposed to light and the more area this species has to grow. Researchers are concerned that Gloeo may be increasing nutrient levels and algae growth within lakes by moving phosphorus from the bottom of the lake up into the water column, where it can be used by other algae. Gloeo blooms are generally short-lived, lasting only about 2 weeks in late July and early August. Smaller amounts of the algae can be seen in early July and persist into September. Anecdotal reports indicate an increase in Gloeo abundance within New England over the last decade or two. While it has always been a part of the algae community in many lakes, increasing temperatures due to climate change may be exacerbating growth. Assembled by Pam Wilkinson Credits and Links for more information: www.lakestewardsofmaine.org; www.maine.gov/dep/water/invasives/; www.mainelakessciety.org www.maine.gov/dep/water/lakes www.littlesebagolake.com www.belgradelakes.org www.mainelakes.org


2020 Spring/Summer Hopkins Dam Report As I said in last Fall’s newsletter, the Directors of the LSLA voted me in as the Hopkins Dam DamKeeper at the LSLA Directors’ meeting after the conclusion of the LSLA Annual meeting. I am humbled and honored to hold this title, but it is the combined hard work and dedication of the Dam Committeewhich includesDaveVance and Justine Beaudoin that ensures that the Hopkins Dam is well maintained and that the LSLA membership stays informed on lake levels and dam information. I would again like to reiterate tremendous thanks to Bruce Micucci for his 23 years as DamKeeper and his tireless efforts in support of Little Sebago Lake in the last 30+ years. was closed on April 15 th with ice still in the coves. Winter melt and spring storms brought us to a full lake on April 28 th . Little Sebago stayed within 2” of summer high until September 21 st when the lake level went 2.25” below summer high. The 4th driest September on record brought the lake down to 3” below summer high by October 2 nd . Little Sebago maintained that level until October 15 th . Heavy fall rains brought the lake back up to 2” above summer high by the beginning of November – even though the dam was open. We can bring the full lake down about an inch a day with the dam open, but 1 inch of rain brings the lake up 3 inches. By Thanksgiving we were 6” low. The lake continued to draw down until the winter low was achieved on February 23 rd when the lake was 20” below summer high. As I write this at the end of the first week of April, we are 15” below summer high. We will be closing on The lake was already 3” below summer high when the Hopkins Dam was opened for the winter drawdown on October 15 th . We started last year 13” below summer high when the dam


2020 Spring/Summer Hopkins Dam Report

hold off on attempting to fill these cavities at this time. We will investigate them further this summer and develop a plan to rectify this issue with a cost effective long term solution. We determined that we will need to replace the 38 year old steel gate that allows for water flow control through the dam sluiceway. It is very rusted. We are looking at different options for replacement, including stainless steel. We will have an estimate for cost at the Annual Meeting. Our plan is to replace the gate at this time next year. We have been performing our regular maintenance of the 130 year old Hopkins Dam. There are no leaks and the gate mechanism is functioning. We have started to look at the riprap on the northern side of the dam. There is no immediate need, but we envision that we will have to perform some maintenance riprap work in the next few years. We will try to post water levels on the Little Sebago Lake Facebook page on a weekly basis this spring as we bring the lake level up. Many thanks to the Dam Committee members for all of their volunteer efforts and to the Directors and members of the Little Sebago Lake Association for all of their support.

the State mandated day of April 15 th . Our goal is to be at summer high by Memorial Weekend, but Mother Nature will control that since there is no ice on the lake and the snow pack is gone. It has been a very busy winter for the Dam Committee. Dave Vance’s tireless efforts allowed the northern portion of the Hopkins Dam sluiceway to be repointed prior to the nonessential work stoppage mandate due to the COVID 19 virus. This work required that the lake be low and nighttime temps remain above freezing. Dave set up staging at the end of March in frigid temps and high winds so that the work could be done if the conditions allowed. When our very short window opened, Dave got Jon Breton’s team to come to the dam and complete the above the waterline pointing work. Dave even worked as a tender to help the Breton Masonry team get the work done. Many thanks to Dave and Breton Masonry for a job very well done in less than desirable working conditions The pointing work looks great. We will still have to do some below the waterline pointing after the water warms up, but 95% of the work is completed. discovered within the earthen dam last summer. With all of the leaks sealed, we’ve decided to


DO NOT PUT SAND INTO THE LAKE - WHY? During the summer we are asked to look at plants at various shorelines around the lake to see if it is invasive milfoil. We have found new beds of milfoil only to find a new sandy beach right in front of it. Below are reasons for not only plant impacts but other impacts that have a long term detriment to our lake. Sand ACTS LIKE FERTILIZER- both contain phosphorous, which causes increased growth of native and invasive plants. Sand rich in iron encourages iron bacteria which creates rust colored slime and oil-like film. • MAKES OUR LAKE AND COVES SHALLOWER -smothers bottom-dwelling invertebrates, reduces the amount of aquatic and shoreline habitat for fish and crayfish, destroys spawning and nesting sites for reptiles and amphibians, and disrupts the food chain. Fine sand particles suspended in clouded water may clog the gills of our lake fish that are not adapted to a sandy environment. This threatens our fish. • LESS VOLUME OF WATER TO DILUTE TOXINS- Shallow water is warmer, supports algae growth and is lower in oxygen, conditions that are detrimental to our fish. Shallower water has less volume in which toxins can be diluted. • CLARITY- Cloudy water with suspended particles prevents the UV light from disinfecting bacteria, and increased microbial pathogens are possible. • LOWER SANDY NARROWS- Eventually, sand is carried to the Lower Sandy Narrows, which causes costly removal to allow for navigation. You may replace the natural sand that has washed in the lake from erosion back onto your beach using hand tools only. If you have a large project near the shoreline, you will need to apply for a Permit by Rule from Maine DEP. Check your local ordinances. By controlling the use of sand on our beaches, we can reduce the amount of phosphorus we add to the lake and help to prevent additional silting and maintain water depth, temperature, clarity and quality. This will help control algae and weed growth as well as help restore the natural chemistry of the lake; something that is important for fish and other invertebrates that call Little Sebago Lake home. The lake is our community’s greatest asset – let’s all do our part to keep it healthy.


ADOPT YOUR SHORELINE 2020 PROGRAM– Pam Wilkinson Where are you Located? Become a Plant Patroller. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The milfoil program cannot survey the 30 plus miles of the littoral shoreline (area the sun can reach the bottom of the lake), plus the island littoral zones, for variable milfoil and any other possible invasive threat all on its own. We need your eyes and thought we would reach out to you to survey your shoreline for any changes under water. This will be a fun way to learn what is native in your area and what is invasive. Volunteers are needed to expand this program. Training is available through Lake Stewards of Maine. It would be ideal to have you check your

area once a month beginning June and ending in September. Tentative interval dates are June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 13 th but the dates are flexible based upon your schedule. Get your whole family involved. Put on a snorkel and mask, lay on a plastic float and paddle around looking at the bottom. Or just keep looking down from your dock or boat to inspect the lake bottom in your area. If you have an underwater camera that would help, too. If you see something suspicious, make the spot with a mark and we will respond to check the area, document the findings and if it is found to be invasive, we will respond with removal. We also need reports of algae sightings. Please email pwilkinson@littlesebagolake.com to sign up and mark your spot on the lake to patrol. Hopefully, we can eventually cover the whole littoral zone and beat the new areas that may be starting a new bed of milfoil. Be a part of your lake’s early response team!


Little Sebago Lake Assoc. ~ Treasurer’s Report by Jim McBride

A summary financial report showing 2019 results compared to budget is attached. It also shows the proposed budget for 2020. We ended the 2019 year in very strong financial shape. Here are a few highlights: • Total 2019 income was $137,297 which was above budget by $14,917. Donations under our membership appeal continued higher than expected, and we had very strong support for our year-end request for endowment gifts. We did not need to transfer interest & dividend income from our reserves and endowment investments. • Our budget for 2020 shows total income of $137,900 reflecting lower expectations for donations, endowment giving, and fundraising raffle. Those reductions are offset by an increase in grant revenue as Windham doubled its grant for milfoil and dam repair support. Nonetheless, we expect to use $10,000 from interest and growth in our reserves and endowment investments to help offset operating expenses. • Total 2019 expenses were $129,025 which were above budget by $8,125. We were significantly over budget in boat maintenance and in repairs to the dam. But we had lower costs than expected in equipment purchases for a new dock, and in payroll, and watershed protection mini grants. • Our budget for 2020 shows total expenses of $137,900 reflecting more repairs to the dam, $10,000 for a new milfoil survey in the middle lake, $9,000 for excavator dredging in the lower narrows, and $2,500 for a new water quality testing program • Total Income Less Expense: We ended 2019 with positive cash flow and a net surplus of $8,272. Our 2020 budget shows a balanced budget with no deficit or surplus. As noted before, we budgeted to use $10,000 from the growth and interest generated by our reserve and endowment investments. We will not tap into the principle amounts in either account. Under Maine Community Foundation guidelines, we are eligible to withdraw over $32,000 from those accounts to help offset our operating costs, but we will use less than 1/3 of that allowance. And if other operating expenses come in lower than anticipated we may not need to withdraw the full $10,000. • Net Worth – At year-end 2019 we had total assets of $320,000, just over $41,400 higher than last year. This was due to the operating surplus and growth in invested funds for the endowment and reserves. • Special note: I am writing this report for the spring newsletter on March 31 st , right in the midst of the confusing and very serious impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic. The LSLAboard is aware that our financial results and our investments may be significantly impacted by these events. The board intends to monitor our performance more closely than ever and make operating adjustments as needed to be prudent stewards of Little Sebago Lake and our association’s resources.


Little Sebago Lake Association ~ 2019 Actual & 2020 Budget

Little Sebago Lake Association -- 2019 Actual & 2020 Budget



Difference Budget




2020 Notes:



$ $ $ $ $ $ $

60,300 13,000 12,500 26,080

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

63,780 19,540 10,250 33,248

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

3,480 6,540

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

57,100 15,000

Endowment Gifts





Grant Revenue


36,800 10,000 10,500

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Interest & Div - Growth from Investments




Merchandise Revenue









Total Income









Disbursements: Bank Charges & PayPal

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8,100 1,500 6,000 1,500 1,000 5,600 6,000

17,087 12,225


8,300 5,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 5,450 6,500

d e

Dam Maintenance


Equipment Purchases Fundraising Expenses



913 890

(587) (110) (289)



5,311 6,234

Legal & Accounting Licenses/Permits






Loon Protection






Merchandise Purchases





Milfoil supplies etc.





Milfoil Survey Miscellaneous






250 800




Office, Gifts/Donations




Payroll (milfoil/boat ramp/dredging)





Postage Printing


2,874 9,569

(126) (431) (240)




Public Forums/Annual Meeting



1,000 9,700 9,000 1,000 2,500 2,000 1,500

Safety Patrol Program, supplies & wardens




Sandy Narrows Restoration








- -

Water Quality Testing Watershed Protection Website & Database


- -


3,000 2,500

(3,000) (1,257)


Total Expense





Total Income less Expense








Notes: a) Strong response to 2019 year-end endowment appeal; but expect more conservative in 2020 b) Loon grant from MCF was not budgeted in 2019; Windham doubled grant support to $10k for 2020 c) No need to use growth from investments in 2019, but plan to use $10k for 2020 d) Significant boat repairs needed in 2019 but not anticipated in 2020 e) Major repairs to dam in fall of 2019; more follow-up work needed spring 2020 f) Increased loon protection funded by grants for research work g) Planning to re-survey entire middle lake for milfoil; last done 15 yrs ago h) Hired excavator to dredge lower sandy narrows in early 2020 i) New initiative to test water quality for bacteria and algae research j) 2019 actual results showed over $8k surplus; 2020 budget assumes balanced budget

Little Sebago Lake Association -- Balance Sheet as of Year-end


12/31/18 12/31/19 Difference


$ $ $ $

38,363 24,832 215,395 278,590

$ $ $ $

58,093 18,394 243,512 320,000

$ $ $ $

19,731 (6,438) 28,117 41,410

Operating Account


Total Assets


$ $


$ $


$ $





Net Worth:


2019 LSLA Membership Contributions

Pamela J Porell and Tom Cleveland Patricia and John Roberson & Bruce Marshall Arnold and Tamara Rosario John Rousselle Barbara Sawhill and John Mullaney Stephen and Maryellen Schissler Roland and Marilyn Seguin Gary and Maureen Sidelinger Elizabeth Thedford and Dylan Rueckert Sandra and Corey Wendland Stewards $100 - $249 Carolyn and Knute Albrecht Cheryl and Allan Alterman Judith Anderson David C and Linda Bailey Mary and Elio Baldini John D and Nancy Barnard Jeffrey and Deanna Barrows Erwin and Meryl Baumann Barron Behrens-Nagle John Swiger and Sheryl Bernard Wayne and Suzanne Berzinis Judith and Jack Bichajian Charles Bizier and Jayne Wilkinson Frederick and Margaret Boehm Janet Boone Richard and Cynthia Bostwick Jack D Bowling David and Heather Brackett David E Brackett Justin and Kelly Brewer Gary A. and Karin E. Brown Thomas L and Diane Brown Joan Bruck Elliott and Joan Bryce Douglas and Janice Burke & Stuart Burke for Birch Island Trust Anthony Buxton and Elizabeth Hogland Donald and Elizabeth Caton William and Judy Cadorette Paul Callahan James Caron Edward and Mary Ann Casey Linda Chase Clifford and Sherry Colville Mary Conneen Robert Cook Thomas A and Freida Cormier Daniel and Helen Craver Christopher and Kelly Crawford John C Davis Dennis and Linda Davidson Steven and Carol Davis Andrew and Torre Donaldson Kurt D and Anne Dossin for the Dossin Family Carol Brigham David Browder Floyd and Julie Brown

Janet and Ronald Marotta & Stacey Marotta and Michelle Freni Alan and Susan Marston Marsha Martin Robert and Sylvia Maxwell Thomas McCarthy Richard and Shirley McIntosh Arthur L. MacVane Todd and Virginia Mellin Joseph and Elizabeth Metayer Bruce and Virginia Micucci Peter and Terri Milligan Milligan Carol and Deen Mitchell Benjamin and Susan Morneault Dennis and Sandra Morris Mark D. and Rosalie B. Mosher Kevin and Laurie Murphy Kenneth Myers Cheri Ann and Steven Narducci Ralph E. and Norma P. Nathanson Warren Eddy Nowlin Brian and Suzanne Nutting Cliff O’Brien and Cynthia Billingslea Anne and Dennis O’Donovan Susan and Thomas Oliver Dominic and Anita Poncia Kendall and Ruth Pritchard Steven and Particia Rand Robert and Wilma Reed Ozzie and Judy Ricks Ken Ringdahl John and Lynne Ritucci Betty Robinson and Victoria Marshall Mark and Krystal Rohrbaugh Ted and Debra Osgood Steven and Gail Pacifico Wendy A R Pickett Kirsten A Platte Larry and Marie Rose Eric and Michelle Roux Donald R Roveto Robert and Judith Roy Wayne and Lisa Saltsman James Sampson Brian and Cindy Schaeffer Walter and Jeanne Schroeder Ronald and Anna Seekins Marie Goucher Shelden Anntippia Short Constance M and Martin Silver Karen Simpson and Jaqueline Forrest Janet and Robert Slack June and Gregory Sleeper David Small and Betty Bricker-Small Richard L and Laura H Small Steven Sohn Vivienne Sohn Leo and Laurie Soucy Bruce and Lisa Spaulding Robert and Judith St. Pierre Anne H and Paul J. Strout Richard and Jill Strout and Melossa Zanari Sampson

George S Tarbox James and Susan Tereshko David Thomas Betty L Thomes and Gregory Smith Scott and Loretta Thomes Eric and Pamela Titus Mark and Kimberly Titus Wayne and Jennifer Trotter Kenneth and Douglas Truscott Bruce and Nancy Tucker Charles and Karen Tufts Sandra Tukey Daniel and Nicole Tully Ralph E and Diane M Vance Randall and Kris Van Schepen Willard and Deborah Viola Peter and Alice Violette David and Lisa Viola Kenneth R Walker and Willis Johnson Johanna and Thomas Walsh James F and Christine Walsh Ray Walsh Warren and Constance Ward Barbara J Warner and Lori Sussman Raymond & Alina Waterhouse Elizabeth Weeks James Wilfert Timothy Wilkinson Sharon and David Young Jon and Jeanne Zelensky Eric S. Ziskend Robert G and Cheryl Allen Kevin and Deborah Ameele Richard and Elaine Andrade Fredric J and Janis Astle Jean Atherton Ronald Babbidge Wayne S & Cynthia Barlow Gary and Lesley Barron Patricia Beakley Justine and Roger Beaudoin Laurie Berry Jason Bison Richard and Carol Bohnson Alice Borella Todd and Sarah Brandi 431 Ramsdell Road, LLC James D Briggs Evelyn Brissette Fran and Frederick Broeder Jason and Crystal Brown Robert and Betty Brown Philip C, Peter E, and Alan N Brown & Family Jon D & Colleen M Burke Dale and Diane Burnell & Julie and Jeffrey Viola and Mona Freeman Wilkinson Family $50 - $99 Carl and Alexis Albach Kim and Bob Aldrich

William and Elaine Duffus Lucien and Judith Dumont Dwayne and Heidi Dunn Daniel and Christina Farrell Robert and Tannnya Filadoro Jon and Linda Forbes Bruce F and Pam J Foshay Scott and Linda Freedman Kenneth and Diane Gamache William and Donna Gannon Gerald and Susan Garon Raymond and Nina Geissler Peter and Deborah Gellerson Robert and Sharon Gieringer David and Christine Godfrey Joanne and Jeff Goguen Stephen Gorman Robert and Elizabeth Gravel Linda Gray for Judith G Stephens Trust Tammie and Ed Gregori Richard and Charlotte Hallworth James Hall and Pam Michaud Ward C. and Susan Hand Dennis and A.C. Hanson Thomas and Charisse Happe Chester and Judy Harriman Gary and Joy Hayes Faith Heneghan Charles K Hennessey and Nancy Johnston Patrick and Meredith Henning Elizabeth, Bryce, and Robin Hillman William Hoagland Walter Houseman and Nora Frank Kathryn and Joseph Jankauskas Keith Johnson Jeffrey and Sandra Johnson Lisa Jordan Kevin C and Denise Kaserman Sally W and Victoria Kennedy Gail E Labbe Garry and Brenda LaFleur Gary and Norene Lanoie William LaPrade Robert and Laurie Lawrence Roger and Mary LeBlanc Lawrence Lindenberg and Christine Bertolaccini Amy Lippmann Little Sebago Ladies Club Lisa Sue Litman and Ingrid Vorisek Russell and Lindy Lovejoy Scott Lowell David and Debora Luce Michael and Sandra MacDonald Forbes MacVane Michael Madore and Tammie Turner Anne W. Maloney Paul and Tarra Marchetti Linda Markee Doug and Tamara Hoehle Kevin and Sue Holloran Lori and Mark Holmes

Benefactors $500 and Up David & Donna Banks Ellen M Bailey for The Bailey Family Rick & Barbara Beckwitt Dean Cecile Anthony and Terri Clark David and Judith Craver Evergreen Credit Union Jeffrey and Judith Kane Jim and Kim McBride Owen J. and Doris Jean Newlin Steven and Betsey Roman Bill and Kim Shelley Paul and Christine Tobin Anthony and Martha Vorlicek Katherine Walker & Chris and Jane Farrington Advocates $250 - $499 Ruth and Roger Abbott Ro bert Aranow and Patricia Profeta Aranow William and Susan Bennett David and Kristin Blanchard Richard and Cheryl Bolduc Meikel and Keith Brewster Carl W Burdin Allen and Judith Burnham & Dennis and Brenda Goucher Donna Burtt and Donald Bowker Lloyd and Stacy Chandler Douglas J and Jane W Collins Alan and Jerelyn Creutz Jennifer Cunningham James A and Meredith Cutler Andy and Julie DeRice Robert and Claire Desrosiers Carol Ann and Neil Doucette Charles M. English Chad and Jane Farrington Peter and Jennifer Feinberg Peter D. Gascoyne and Emily Benedict Gascoyne Brian C and Donna Gowen Jack and Gretchen Grassmann George and Phyllis A Hall George Hall for Halledge Properties David and Pheobe Horne Judith and Rod Irish H. Parker and Randall James Thomas and Sarah Kramlich Mark and Debra Lavoie Robert and Deborah Loranger Ron and Cindy Lydick Dougald and Jennifer MacGillivray Tom Martin Andy and Lori Mayo Steve McFarland Edward and Perri McNaught John S Morneault John and Roberta Morris Leland (Skip) and Kristine Murray Krista and Michael Newman


2019 LSLA Membership Contributions

John Cahalen and Christina Ventresca Dale A Carlson Dorothy and Dickie Caron Robert Casparius William Cassidy and Erin Guzowski Terrence and Deborah Cekutis Jason and Michelle Chaytor Robert and Pauline Chervincky Michael and Nicole Ciacciarelli Patricia Conlan Paul Connolly Charles and Gail Cote Shelly Cristaldi David Curran, Edward Curran, and Peter Curran Patricia Currier Priscilla Cutts Roger Davies Paul and Ellen Decristofaro Leonard S Dexter and Judith Ridge Michael and Jennifer Doten Edward and Theresa Dufour Chris and Emily Eustace Robert and Joan Farrell Christina N Fay Robert B Fisher and Juliet Clarke Dale and Claudia Folsom Merritt and Pamela Foster Jake Frustaci Wilfred and Nancy Gagnon Dave and Ann Gagnon Robert and Jacqueline Gallant Barbara Gibson Diane Gilpatrick Anthony and Doreen Gouveia David and Nancy Greene Elizabeth Griffin & Daniel and Merideth Eddy Gerry Haines Bertha Hardison and Sandra Small Steven and Nancy Harnois Cynthia C. Hawkes and Carol Mayle Brenda Hemingway Stephen and Karen Holdtman Jason and Kathleen Iacobucci Karen B James Gregory and Tracy Jamison Elaine Johnson Everett F Johnson Jr Steven and Nancy Jordan John Keimel and Alice Oldfield Fiona and Michael Keller Beverly A Keniston Gary and Cindy Kenny Kevin Kimball Josephine and Stephen King Theresa M and Geoffrey King Scott and William Kurgan A. Ann and Melissa Cobb John S. and Ann E Cobb Bruce Collins Frank and Mary Herland Mark and Nancy Higgins Bruce and Linda Hills

Jared and Erica Lachance Larry and Anne Laderbush Timothy and Allison Laflamme Arthur LaFond and Deborah Loomis LaFond Joao and Charlene Lage Augusta Landry and Phyllis Kelly Ronald W and Karen Langille Marie Langlois Jack and Rosemary Lasche Daniel LaVallee Susanna Lee Marianne Lefebvre Donna Leith and Kaile Warren Stephen and Julie London George and Edith-Anne Lydick Kenneth and Donna MacDonald Alice MacNeil Stephen and Jolie Makowka John and Kirsten Mallia Dottie Davies Marais Diane M Marcou for Blais Family Trust Robert and Stephen Matthews Doreen McConnell Helena McCusker Daniel and Nancy McHale Roy E McKinney Vincent J Micale Laurence Minott and Constance Ramsay-Minott Peter and Denise Moore John Newlin and Patricia Carton Nathan and Sharon Nottke Samuel and Bette Novick Charles and Sharon Noyes William and Eunice Nussbum Charles and Margaret Pickelhaupt Ronald Poirier and Holly Nichholson Thomas Poirier Peter and Christine Poitras David and Carol Pollard Michael and Maureen Poore Herbert and Martha Porch Christopher Pratt and Meryl Atwood Robin Rasch Edward and Jean Richards Kevin and Lori Ronan Daniel and Judy O’Brien Linda A and Fred Oertel John and Gail Post

Richard and Kathleen Skilling Bruce Skilling, Executor Estate of Cora Skilling George and Fay Small Frederick M and Jo-Anne Snowman Harold Snowman and Marjorie Bryant David and Jean Southard Robert and Tammy Souza Steve and Norma St. Angelo Peter and Sharon St. Clair Marla A St. Pierre and Claire E Beamis Patricia and Henri St. Pierre Helen B and Harlow Sternberg Alan Stevens James H and Kathleen A Stewart Stephen and Janice Stilkey Deane and Wayne Story Martha Strong Tom and Linda Strout William and Mary Sturtevant Roland and Linda Tetrault James Theiss and Julie Bruce Michael and Christine Thiim Jennifer and Jeffrey Thompson Linda Tillman Thomas and Cynthia Tobiassen Thomas and Joyce Vacca David and Judith Vance Rodney and Barbara Voisine Bernadette L. Wahle Simon Ward John and Carol West Lynn E. Wight Albert and Mary Wilde Thomas Williams Gail Wood Douglas W Wright James and Margene Young John Zerillo Lawrence Zuckerman Friend $25 - $49 David and Vicki Aaskov Berverle Aceto Brenda and Al Lamanda Donald Allen, David Allen, and Joan Cuetara Edward and Barbara Arnold Ralph and Beverly Bailey Paula Balcom Paul and Pauline Barrows Joseph E and Sheila Baumann Keith and Sonnia Bearce Normand and Mary Begin Margaret and Robert Beland Richard and Lorraine Bell Linda H Bentley Eric and Sandra Berkowitz Rodney and Sherene Bernier James and Mary Branscombe Jonathan Brass and Anne Lasser Howard P Broisman

and Renee Labossiere Leonard and Donna Brown Alex and Rebecca Simon Brown Michael E Burba and Sweekim Lim Richard and Ann Coffey Andrew and Holly Cole Gary and Renee Collins John and Wendy Connolly George and Leona Connors Ronald S and Deja Cook Andre and Sue Ellen Cote Allen and Judy Cronan Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Cullen Neil and Cathy D’Entremont Kimberly Darling Joseph and Lynn DeAndrade Martie DiBiase Lorraine Donnelly Diana Drachenberg and Lyndon Philpot Arnold and Marjorie Eames Stephen and Susan Earls Elizabeth Eaton Rod and Karen Elliott Andrew and Joan Faerber Meade Fasciano Dennis and Judith Fitzgerald Jeri Fitzpatrick David and Couri Flaherty Muriel Gade Judy George Charles and Denise Goodspeed Anna and Donald Green Maryann H. and Jonathan P Greenlaw Tim and Sue Greer Ronald and Sharon Gregor Kathryn Hall James and Laura Harrington Richard and Evelyn Hart Andrea Harvey Susan Hawkes Robin Herrick Thomas and Johan Houghton Donald Johnson Philip W and Patricia Jones Richard Jones George and Mary Jones Otmar Foelsche Florence Fossett Patrick and Margaret Foster Timothy and Charlene Fraser Joan and Joseph Frustaci Marilyn Caramanica Douglas Carmichael

Joyce Foster Leonard

and Ann Foster Bixby Marcia M Lowery Lyons Point Road Assocciation Susan and Michael Maloney Joseph Marshall Catherine and Stephen Martin Blake and Abigail Martin Michael Mastromonaco Kevin and Darlene Matthews Raymond and Lucy Maxwell Linda and John Mayol Susan McGaulley Peter Mcleod Joseph and Jerilyn McMenamin Robert and Enid McNeally Ralph M and Maureen Merrill Robert and Susan Moulton Robert and Lillian Mountain Walter and Lillian Murray Sally Noel Brenda and Ken Nowers, and Lisa Zaia Janet and Larry Nowinski Julie and Dennis O’Brien Stephen O’Leary and Jennifer Johnson Robert and Helen Olesen James L and Roberta Olson Bonnie and Jed Palmacci Jack R and Susan Pannier Paul and Sandy Penna Robert T. and Karen Peters Robert and Janette Radowicz Deb Randall Leslie Reuter Gary and Renee Robbins Bruce, Maryann, and Kim Robinson Cynthia Rogers Becki Rush Karl and Carla Savino Marion Sawyer Don Seidel Bill Seixas Jennifer and Michael Sheridan Eric Small Cynthia Somes Patricia Sullivan Stephen and Susan Swan Marcella Sweet Ursula Thompson Karen Toman Arthur L and Sandy Turcotte Robert and Bonnie Turner David and Michelle Violette Richard Vosburgh Denise and Philip Waterhouse Robert and Karen Wescott Tom and Judith Weston Lisa and Daniel Wohl Susan Worthing Jean-Marie Young, Jayne Dyer, and Jane Rogan Elmer Young

Richard and Barbara Roy Timothy and Julie Ruhlin Clark and Virginia Rundell Robert D Ryan Allan Ryder Steve and Gwen Sayian

Dorothy Jonson Eva Kate Kaplan William and Donna Keaten Bruce and Laura Keith

Sara Scalisi and Lee Weinstein Ernest O and Connie Schmeisser James L and Lesley W Schwab Helen V Sheets & Donald and Barbara Sheets David and Elizabeth Sherlock Elaine Shirfan

Ronald and Denise Koster David and Debbie Kramlich Christopher and Elizabeth Lanoue Christine V Larrivee Cheryl Leo and Virginia Elliot Robert and Cheryl Leo


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