News

  • CLA's annual letter for 2019 is now available

    This year's letter covers a wide range of topics: the President's report, more news on alewives, water clarity, Masse Dam update, Lake Smart, the loon count, and more. You may view or download the letter here.

  • Agenda for the upcoming annual meeting

    Here is the agenda for the 2019 annual meeting. The public is invited!

    SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019
    8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    CHINA PRIMARY SCHOOL

    • 8:30 POSTER CONTEST AWARDS, presented by Elaine Philbrook
    • 9:00 OPENING of the BUSINESS MEETING and WELCOMING REMARKS by Scott Pierz, President 
    • 9:05 KEYNOTE SPEAKER   Matthew Scott, “All Maine Lakes Are Vulnerable, Some More Than Others”                                                    
    • 10:15 COFFEE BREAK    Refreshments provided
    • 10:30 UPDATES from AFFILIATE GROUPS Representatives of affiliate organizations will present information about their respective programs and operations: China LakeSmart, Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) Program, Kennebec Water District, Maine Rivers, and the China Region Lakes Alliance are invited to make presentations.
    • 11:00 – 11:30 FINANCIAL REPORT, prepared by Tim Axelson, Treasurer; CHINA LAKE LOON COUNT, presented by Bob O’Connor; ELECTION of OFFICERS & NEW DIRECTORS, moderated by Jamie Pitney, Registered Agent; CLOSING REMARKS by Scott Pierz, President.
    • 11:30 ADJOURN
  • Update on alewife migration to China Lake

    Maine Rivers (Yarmouth) is another fine organization that is doing work to restore alewife migration in Maine. We note of interest their update on the China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative, posted on their web site here. This web site is extensive, and it includes a map of all the migrations in the state. We invite you to have a look!

  • CLA 2019 summer meeting: July 20

    This year's meeting will be held at China Primary School on Saturday, July 20, at 9am. 

    The keynote speaker will be Matthew Scott, who is with the Maine Lakes Society and has long studied China Lake.

  • CLA Executive Board Meeting: May 23

    The next Executive Board meeting will be held at the China Town Office complex on Thursday, May 23, 630pm. 

    Please email us to receive the agenda for the meeting: chinalakeassociation1987@gmail.com.

  • Important meeting: May 18

    A meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18, to discuss China's future. Kennebec Valley Council of Governments has been working with the Town of China to update a comprehensive plan for the town, and are soliciting input from the public.

    Key topics that will be discussed are:

    • Water quality of China Lake and Three Mile Pond
    • Housing
    • Land use and development
    • Developing a ten-year vision

    All China residents are invited. It will be held at Erskine Academy's gymnasium from 9am to 1pm. 

  • 2018 Newsletter Now Available

    We have posted a link to the newsletter. All our newsletters can be found on our Resources page, or you can go directly to the latest here

  • 2018 Annual Meeting Announcement

    This year's China Lake Association Annual Meeting will Saturday, July 28, at the China Primary School gymnasium, 9am. 

    The public is invited!

    8:30  POSTER CONTEST presented by Elaine Philbrook

    9:00  WELCOMING REMARKS by Scott Pierz, President

    9:05  KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Dr. Whitney King, Colby College, “Saving East Pond, a Cautionary Tale”   

    10:15  COFFEE BREAK  Refreshments provided

    10:30  PANEL DISCUSSION Representatives of affiliate organizations will present information about their respective programs and operations: China LakeSmart, Invasive Plant Paddle (IPP) Program, Kennebec Water District, Maine Rivers, and the China Region Lakes Alliance are invited to make presentations.

    11:30 – 12:00 FINANCIAL REPORT prepared by Tim Axelson, Treasurer. CHINA LAKE LOON COUNT presented by Bob O’Connor. ELECTION of OFFICERS & NEW DIRECTORS moderated by Jamie Pitney, Registered Agent. CLOSING REMARKS by Scott Pierz, President.

  • Summer Newsletter (2017) has been published

    We have released our annual letter, which you may find here

    Subjects include: 

    • President's report
    • China Region Lakes Alliance news
    • ARI update
    • Annual loon report
    • Alewife stocking this year
    • LakeSmart info
    • Poster contest
  • 2017 China Lake Association Annual Meeting: Saturday, July 22

    The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, July 22, at 9am. It will be held at China Primary School on Lakeview Drive, China.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Welcome
      Scott Pierz, President
    • Poster Contest
      Elaine Philbrook & Marie Michaud
    • Keynote Speaker
      Susan Gallo, Director of Maine’s Loon Project, Maine Audubon
      “The State of Maine’s Loons”

    Coffee Break - refreshments will be provided.

    • Keynote Speaker
      Betsy Barber, PhD Candidate at the University of Maine
      "Modelling the Nutrient Budget for Alewife in China Lake"
    • LakeSmart Program
      Marie Michaud
    • China Lake Loon Count
      Bob O’Connor
    • Financial Report
      Tim Axelson, Treasurer
    • Election of Officers           
      Jamie Pitney & New Directors 
    • Other business:  LakeSmart Funding and Officer’s Fiscal Authority
    • Closing Remarks and Adjourn at 12 noon