Megunticook Watershed Association

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Upcoming Events

 Camden Garden Club- Director of Botantical Gardens to address Garden Club April 27 Bill Cullina will speak to the Camden Garden Club April 27. Camden — Bill Cullina, executive director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, will be the guest speaker at Camden Garden Club’s first meeting of the year Thursday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. […]

2017 MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE Saturday, June 24, 2017

Maine Lakes Society 2017 MAINE LAKES CONFERENCE 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017   Wells Conference Center, University of Maine at Orono THE FOREST-FRESHWATER CONNECTION Distinguished Professor Dr. Ivan Fernandez of the Climate Change Institute and the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine will discuss the Forest-Freshwater Connection, and […]


Megunticook Lake Ice Out – Thursday, April 13 at 2:20 PM. Lake Warden Dale Dougherty called Megunticook Lake Ice Out yesterday, April 13, at 2:20 PM. He expected it to go out earlier in the day with the brisk winds but ice blocked a section of the lake across from Bishopwood Camp. And the winner […]


Just a few pics from around the watershed. Last weeks rain raised the water to about 10 inches above the spillway which now is slowly receding. The ice is looking mighty slushy; and with the warm temps yesterday and today ice out should be soon!

Warden’s Report Late Winter, Early Spring

Hello to all from the shores of Megunticook Lake.  One year ago on this date the ice was long gone and spring was under way.  This year the geese, ducks, and turkey vultures have returned from the southern regions only to be met with cold harsh weather.  It must be tough on all the wildlife […]

Signs of Spring?

Get yer Ice Out guess in yet?? The lake is opening up and there are signs of spring everywhere. However… in the interests of full disclosure, NOAA weather has issued a Hazardous Weather Advisory. Tomorrow’s high is predicted to be 9 degrees with wind gusts to 45 mph. Oh, and plowable snow Tuesday and Wednesday. […]

Why an Apple a Day Could be Bad for a Barred Owl

  February 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm by Emily MacCabe By Wildlife Biologist Erynn Call Have you ever thrown an apple core out the car window and thought it was a harmless action, or maybe even a nice snack for a little critter?  Tossing out edible tidbits while driving can threaten wildlife, particularly raptors such as […]

Megunticook Ice Out Contest!

By the looks of the pics at the bottom of this post, spring, and ice out may be here soon.  But then again, what do I know, I’ve never won the Ice Out Contest!   The Megunticook Lake Watershed Association is once again sponsoring an “Ice Out” contest.  The person who guesses closest to date […]

Warden’s Report- February

Hello MWAers, hope everyone is having a wonderful winter.  Been a bit of a weather roller coaster the last few weeks.  January was cool and dry, most of February was snowy, and the past week or so felt like April! In January the lake and ponds were getting a lot of use with skating, hockey, […]

Winter Storm Warning

NOAA Weather has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our Watershed starting at 2:00 PM today until 4:00 AM Monday.  Then things get fun with a Blizzard Watch until 9:00 PM Monday.  We’re expecting lots of snow and wind. It might be a good idea to check (or have someone check) on camp roofs as […]

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