Lake Arrowhead Conservation Council
Limerick & Waterboro, Maine
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05/06/2014 - Dam Update 

Epico will be drawing down Lake Arrowhead 1 foot to perform maintenance on the flashboards and other items at the dam. We expect to be finished in two to three weeks to be ready for a full lake on Memorial Day weekend.

05/06/2014 - 6th Annual Golf Tournament 

When: Friday, July 18th
Where: TBD
Time: First tee time will be around 8:30am; tee times scheduled approx. 12 minutes apart

Who: Individual entries or teams of 4 welcome - men, women, and even kids!

Entry Fee: $100 per person

Format: Scramble (“Best Ball”)

Contact: info@laccme.org for more details!


5/05/2014 - LACC ANNUAL FUNDRAISING YARD SALE

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 8-3pm Rain Date: Sunday June 1, 2014 8-3pm

Where: The lot adjacent to The Maine Real Estate Network, Rt 5 Waterboro (Near Lakeside Market)

We will have lots of great finds and great bargains! Every penny goes to running the milfoil harvester and benthic barrier programs.

We will again be having a wonderful bake sale, and a huge 50/50 Cash Raffle!

PLEASE NO EARLY BIRDS

You can contact us through the website at www.laccme.org for more information, to make donations (We still need them!), or to volunteer.
 

50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE – MAKE SURE YOU GET SOME IN TIME FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !!!!!

 

A maximum of 500 numbered tickets will be sold for this raffle at $20 per ticket.  The drawing will be held at the LACC Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Lake Arrowhead Community, Clubhouse 2 located at 206 Old Portland Road, North Waterboro, Maine. 

 

The prizes will be as follows:              1st Prize – 30% of total ticket sales

                                                            2nd  Prize – 15% of total ticket sales

                                                            3rd Prize – 5% of total ticket sales

 

50% of the total ticket sales minus expenses will go to LACC for its charitable purposes.


02/25/2014 - Limerick Milfoil Vote 
**VOTE APPROVED!!**
It's that time once again, that we need all Limerick residents to get out there and vote on Article #12 on March 7th ballot for funding of $3000 for milfoil removal programs at our lake.  Please click here to view the AD we have created.

GET OUT THERE AND VOTE! March 7th from 8 am to 8 pm at the municipal building, 55 Washington street.

Membership Renewal Notices - They have been mailed and you should be receiving them shortly. We know times are tough, but please return them with your dues. Your renewals are crucial to our survival for running the harvesters, emplacing barriers and getting state assistance.


11/07/2013 - Fall Festival 
Please click here to view the pictures from the Fall Festival. We had a great turnout, and raised just over $1,000 for LACC programs. Thank you!
 
We also have new LACC Gear/Apparel! Please check out the pictures! We have several sizes S-XL, but have limited quantities. What better way to keep warm this winter, while raising money to save our Lake.


10/06/2013 - 2012 Annual Meeting Minutes
Please click here to review the approved 2012 annual meeting minutes from the 2012 season. (Please note these meeting minutes are always a year in the rear as they are approved at the next years annual meeting.

8/17/2013 - LAST CALL!
Please click here to get the latest info on the large 50/50 Raffle and Annual meeting happening this Saturday!!

8/17/2013 - Catching up!
Today is the annual Propbusters fishing tournament! We had 14 boats, and the weigh-in will begin at 3 PM.  The Weigh-in will be at Public Beach #11 not at Ledgemere Dam this year due to parking restrictions.
 
We've sold nearly 410 tickets out of the 500. We are in a big push to sell the remaining tickets this week as the drawing will be held at the Annual Lake Arrowhead Conservation Council meeting next Saturday, August 24th at Club #2 on Old Portland Road.  TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT CLUBHOUSE #2 ALL WEEK!!
 
Please click here to see the pictures from the Golf Tournament.

7/19/2013 - Fundraising Updates!

Today the annual Golf tournament is going on! Thank you to all that are playing, I hope you don't all melt! Pictures and results to be posted later this weekend!
 
Don't forget, Saturday August 17th, the Arrowhead Propbusters will be hosting their 5th Annual Bass Tournament, with proceeds to benefit our Milfoil Harvesting programs. Please click here for more information, or go to www.arrowheadpb.philnamy.net to visit their website.
 
50/50 Cash Raffle: Only 500 numbered tickets will be sold for this raffle at $20 per ticket. The drawing will be held at the LACC Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Lake Arrowhead Community, Clubhouse 2 located at 206 Old Portland Road, North Waterboro, Maine.

 
7/11/2013 - BIG 50/50 Cash Raffle!

Only 500 numbered tickets will be sold for this raffle at $20 per ticket. The drawing will be held at the LACC Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Lake Arrowhead Community, Clubhouse 2 located at 206 Old Portland Road, North Waterboro, Maine.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Prize – $3,000 or 30% of total ticket sales
2nd Prize – $1,500 or 15% of total ticket sales
3rd Prize – $500 or 5% of total ticket sales

500 Tickets must be sold for the winner to receive the full prize amount. 50% of the total ticket sales minus expenses will go to LACC for its charitable purposes.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets or selling tickets, please contact Tracie at attytraciedoyle@comcast.net.

We still have a significant amount of tickets to sell. Lack of sales to date have been a disappointment, please spread the word.

6/24/2013 - Harvesting Season Opens!
On June 17th both the Limwater and the S.S. Arrowhead kicked off harvesting season, and it was also the start of the Ledgemere Dam Boat Ramp CBI inspections! Both boats are fully operational and working well!  Also on Saturday June 15th, at the Waterboro town meeting, we were approved to receive a grant to continue our efforts. Thank to you all that came out and voted, the LAKE thanks you!
Please, if you haven't already, find our page on Facebook and like us!! 

6/04/2013 - Yard Sale Results

The annual yard sale was once again, a great success! Please click here to see the details. Thank you very much to those who volunteered and worked in the blazing sun and heat, and thank you to all those who donated, and purchased our good. We could not have done it with out all of YOU. A very special thanks to the 3 ladies: Tracie Doyle, Kathy Hart and Lucille Gilchrest who stored, collected, tagged, and gave up their garages to accommodate all the donations!!!!
 
Oh, and the LAKE IS FULL! 
 
5/21/2013 - DAM UPDATE

The metal spillway gates have been repaired, and are being painted. The metal upright supports have been strengthened, and the wooden flash boards are in the process of being replaced, and will be finished by Friday, Saturday the latest.  The turbines have also been shut off, and the lake has already risen a few inches just over night.  Additional measures and repairs have been made so that the dam is in optimal shape and should be good for several years, barring any flooding storms where the boards will be removed in emergency situations.  Pray for rain (Just not on June 1st!!)


5/08/2013 - DAM UPDATE & FIRE HAZARD WARNING

EPICO, the Dam owners,  are going to lower the lake to 18" below the cement to facilitate de-rusting and painting the metal spillway.  The lake will be low for at least another ten days.

We are urging a moratorium on any fires until the fire index lowers. We’ve had several fires in the community and don’t want to be the cause of any more.  It’s been far to dry to risk outdoor fires at this time.

5/07/2013 - LACC ANNUAL FUNDRAISING YARD SALE

When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8-3pm Rain Date: Sunday June 2, 2013 8-3pm

Where: The lot adjacent to The Maine Real Estate Network, Rt 5 Waterboro (Near Lakeside Market)

We will have lots of great finds and great bargains! Every penny goes to running the milfoil harvester and benthic barrier programs.

We will again be having a wonderful bake sale, and a huge 50/50 Cash Raffle!

PLEASE NO EARLY BIRDS

You can contact us through the website at www.laccme.org for more information, to make donations, to volunteer.
4/25/2013 - Ledgemere Dam Update from Epico (owners of the Dam)

We have received the following notification from the Operations Manager of the Dam: 

"We have an unexpected hole at the bottom of the three foot flashboards at the Ledgemere dam.
We will have to lower the lake level four (4) feet to repair.
We have begun to slowly lower the water level so we can repair."
We will keep you updated as we receive more information

8/29/2012 -  50/50 Cash Raffle Results:
1st Prize - Richard & Brenda Pinette from N. Waterboro
2nd Prize - Tim Doyle from Dracut, MA
3rd Prize - Donny Cogswell from Tewksbury, MA
 
The goal was to see 500 tickets and raise $5,000 for LACC to fight milfoil. Unfortunately, this was the second year not reaching that goal. We did sell 440, five more than last year. We did payout the full prizes despite not having sold all 500 tickets.  We were able to raise $3,800! Thank you to all who supported this effort, and congratulations to our winners!!

8/07/2012 -  Pictures have finally been added for the 4th Annual Yardsale, and Golf Tournament. Please use click on the Photo Album link on the left, and view the 2012 Yardsale and 2012 LACC Golf Tourn albums.

7/24/2012 - The Annual Meeting for Lake Arrowhead Conseravation Council will be held on Saturday, August 25th, at 10 AM at Club House #2 on Old Portland Road.

REMINDER 50/50 CASH RAFFLE 

There is only one month left to sell raffle tickets.The drawing will
take place at the LACC annual meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th at 10am.I have only heard from about 40% of the membership, and the Gilchrest family alone sold 65 tickets.  I still have appx. 130 tickets left.

Please contact me today to get your tickets.  If each member buys or sells just 5 tickets, we will reach our goal.

The tickets are $20 each and the prizes are as follows:

1st prize $3,000

2nd prize $1,500

3rd prize $500

But we need to sell all of the tickets.  It would be great if we had several members volunteer to walk their neighborhood on the weekend for an an hour or two to sell tickets and/or
obtain new memberships.  Please let me know if you would be willing to volunteer your time to help. Please contact

6/26/2012 -  The Annual Lake Arrowhead Community 4th of July Boat parade is scheduled for THIS Sunday, July 1st at 11am. Please click HERE to view their Flyer!
6/16/2012 - The Annual yard sale was a huge success once again!  Raising nearly $4000 for milfoil remediation is tremendous. We certainly could not have done it without enormous efforts of Lucille Gilchrest, Kathy Hart and Tracie Doyle.  And a huge thank you goes out to all of our volunteers that worked the day in the heat, the generous donators who supplied our goods to sell, and of course the shoppers!
 
 

1st prize - Tyson Garcia and Bill Kespert - 11 pounds 11 ounces - 5 fish

2nd prize - Dave Clark and Jim Owens - 10 pounds 15 ounces - 5 fish

3rd prize - Mark Lodge and Dan Devine - 10 pounds 9 ounces - 5 fish

Lunker - Mark Lodge and Dan Devine - 4 pounds 8 ounces
19 Boats participated and APB raised $870 for LACC. THANK YOU APB!!
 

LACC also received a $100 donation from the Northeast Bassmasters run by Wayne Hooper

 
The Annual Meeting for LACC is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday August 27th at 7 PM at the Fitzpatrick residence barring weather. If you need directions, please contact us and we will provide. The rain date if needed will be Sunday August 28th, at 12 Noon at Clubhouse 2 on Old Portland Road.  Hope to see you all there! Please be safe and protect your valuables in this upcoming storm! Click here for the notice.

08/26/2011 -
to see pictures from the Tournament...
 

6/01/2012 - The owners of the dam have patched the dam. Water is still slowly coming out, but the level of the lake should remain consistent.
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the entire weekend, we will be postponing the yard sale until NEXT Saturday, June 9th from 8-3 in the same location. We want to have a nice day to sell all of the great treasures we've had donated.
 
5/28/2012 - The owners of the dam were true to their word and kept the lake level up for the holiday weekend. I hope you all took advantage of it!  Now hopefully this week, they will work on it and get it patched.
 
The 4th Annual Yardsale is taking place THIS Satruday, June 2nd, with a rain date of Sunday June 3rd.  It's in the lot next to the Maine Real Estate Network Building in Waterboro from 8am to 3 pm.

4/19/2012 - The Website is finally being updated.. Sorry for the delay!  Lots of news share today:
1) The Dam has been repaired, and with any luck, the rain forecasted for the weekend will help speed up the filling!  So rake those waterfronts and beaches and get your docks in while the water is low!
 
2) The Arrowhead PropBusters Fishing Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday August 17th. Please click HERE for the Form or go here to their website :www.arrowheadpb.philnamy.net
 
3) The 4th Annual Yard Sale has also been scheduled for Saturday June 2nd from 8-3p. Click HERE for Notice
 
4) Annual Golf Tournament - SAVE THE DATE as it has been tentatively scheduled for Friday July 13th. Please contact Phil Oreto for more info phil.oreto@verizon.net
 
5) A List of all upcoming events and meetings can be found by clicking HERE, please download and save for your reference, it has contact info, dates, times and locations.

09/26/2011 - The LACC Annual Meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 1 PM at Clubhouse 2. We hope to see as many members as possible!

08/29/2011 - The LACC Annual meeting was cancelled on Saturday (and Sunday) due to Tropical Storm Irene.  We will post the new date as soon as we nail it down.

08/01/2011 -
Reminder that the LACC Golf tournament is coming up and if you are still interested in playing, please contact trustee Phil Oreto at phil.oreto@comcast.net. The date is scheduled for Friday August 26th.
 
The Annual Meeting for LACC is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 27th at 7 PM at the Fitzpatrick residence. If you need directions, please contact us and we will provide. The rain date if needed will be Sunday August 28th, at 12 Noon at Clubhouse 2 on Old Portland Road.  Hope to see you all there!Click here for the notice.

06/07/2011 -
3rd Annual Yard Sale Results! You won't believe what Tracie L. Doyle has to say... Please click HERE to view the letter to our members.
 
To see some pictures from the days events, please click HERE.
 
We could not have pulled any of this off with our all our dedicated volunteers, donators, and of course our customers :) A very special thanks to Lucille & Bob Gilchrest, and Kathy & John Hart for storing all the donated items until the day of the sale. And a huge round of applause for Tracie Doyle for manning this fundraising efforts and always making sure it's a huge success! THANK YOU!
04/05/2011 -
 
Annual Spring Newsletter - 2011
The annual newsletter will be hitting your mailboxes soon, so please keep an eye out for it. If you want to preview it, clickHERE.
 
!! Reminder for our BIG 50/50 Raffle!! - This year we are doing a HUGE 50/50 raffle. Please click HERE to see the flyer. We've had some good interest so please contact us to secure your tickets. We would love to sell all 500 tickets, so ask your friends, co-workers, neighbors if they'd be interested in participation by purchasing some.
02/03/2011 -
Membership Renewal Notices - They have been mailed and you should be receiving them shortly. We know times are tough, but please return them with your dues. Your renewals are crucial to our survival for running the harvesters, emplacing barriers and getting state assistance.
 
BIG 50/50 Raffle - This year we are doing a HUGE 50/50 raffle. Please see your renewal notice packet or click HERE to see the flyer. Please contact us if you are interested in selling or buying some tickets.


LACC’S THIRD ANNUAL YARD SALE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 FROM 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM AT THE LOT NEXT TO THE MAINE REAL ESTATE NETWORK (F/K/A AGENCY ONE REALTY) IN WATERBORO WHICH IS LOCATED ON ROUTE 5 NEAR THE LAKESIDE MARKET.  THE RAIN DATE WILL BE SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011.  Please note that any early birds will be charged a $5 entrance fee.
We hope to see everyone there.  Last year’s yard sale was extremely successful and we are hoping that the 3rd annual event will be just as successful.  If you would like to donate any items or volunteer, please respond to the LACC website.  Again, thank you for your support. 
 
11-02-2010
The Shelter Raising was a huge success! With 25 Volunteers we were able to construct the storage shelter that will house one of the Harvesters for the winter. Please click HERE to view pictures from the day. Thank you to all that helped!

09-28-2010
Meeting minutes from the April 2010 meeting have been posted. Please click on the Meeting Minutes tab and then click on April 2010 for the PDF document.

09-16-2010
Here are some great video links on You Tube about Milfoil from LEA (Lakes Environmental Association) and a video of our SS Limwater hard at work on Messalonskee.  Our assisting comes as part of our responsibility to our commitment with the Main Milfoil Initiative. Our Equipment and Crew was rented so it was fully funded by The Belgrade Lakes Conservation Alliance, and also helped towards our fundraising goals. We spent ZERO of our our funds dollars with this commitment.
 
(Our Harvester at work)
(LEA Part 1)

09-07-2010
The results of the 2nd Annual Prop Busters Fishing Tournament have been posted on their website. Please click here to go to the site and see the results and view the pictures!

08-25-2010
REMINDER! The Annual Meeting will take place this Saturday Evening (8/28) Weather Permitting, at the Fitzpatrick Residence. Rain Date is set for Sunday, 8/29, at 12 noon at Clubhouse 2 on Old Portland Road. Please click HERE to review the meeting Agenda.

08-16-2010
Arrowhead Prop Busters 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament is this Saturday August 21, 2010. Please click HERE for more Info or go to their website: http://www.arrowheadpb.philnamy.net

08-14-2010
Finally! Pictures from the 2nd Annual LACC Golf Tournament!
We were able to raise a good portion of funds to pay for divers and boat captains. Thank you to all that played, and thank you to the Province Lake Golf Course for having us! We're hoping to have an even better turn out next year.
Click HERE to see the pictures!

08-06-2010
Don't Forget! The Lake Arrowhead Conservation Council Annual Membership meeting is happening Saturday, August 28that 7:00PM at the Fitzpatrick Residence (Weather Permitting). For directions, please email us at info@laccme.org.  Rain date is set for Sunday August 29th at 12 Noon at Club House #2, Old Portland Rd, Waterboro.  Hope to See you There!
 


06-23-2010
This past Saturday was the MEGA yardsale.  A great event, and many many people turned out to help out, buy and socialize. Please click HERE to read the write-up from Tracie Doyle.  To view some of the pictures, please go to the Photo Album page, and view the 2010 Yardsale.

05-17-2010
The flashboards have been repaired, however, the water is still going through the turbines/generator as mandated by FERC and DEP licenses to provide for the aquatic species on the other side of the dam. We all look forward to some rain to increase the flow of water into the lake. Remember if you cleaned your waterfront, please fill out the Volunteer Time Tracking form and send it to us. This counts towards volunteer hours and "in-kind" donatation needed for our Grant from the state!  Click the link on the left of this page to access the form.

 05-07-10 
The Operator of the DAM has informed us that they will be lowering the water in the lake over the weekend so that they may restart replacing the Flash Boards on Monday and Tuesday. He hopes that the level of the lake will be back to normal with a week of the repair.
Arrowhead Prop Busters 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday August 21, 2010. Please click HERE for more Info or go to their website: http://www.arrowheadpb.philnamy.net
 

As per my usual, I urge all members to reach out to their neighbors and please ask them to join LACC.  As we move forward, our membership numbers need to increase to support all the necessary programs we run to contain and remediate milfoil.  Please take it as a goal to get at least one neighbor to join this year. 

Thanks to all members who re-newed their membership.  If you haven't re-newed, please take the time to do so.  If we don't take care of this problem, no one else will.
07-07-2010
Early Summer update on our harvesting operations.  LACC is pleased to inform you that your organization now has two full time suction harvesters operating.  Last Monday, LACC launched the new harvester for its shake down testing.  The new harvester performed very well.  All harvesting components worked and a few in progress tweaks were made by our experienced crew lead by Dave Sanfason.  Mid week found the outboard on the new boat not working too well.  Our crew identified the problem quickly as gummed up carbs.  Three carb kits were ordered and installed over the weekend.  The boat was re-launched last evening and tested.  Thankfully, that corrected the problem.   The SS Arrowhead (LACC's original harvester) performed beautifuly and worked four days last week. We lost one day due to thunder and lightning storms. 

We would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in getting this boat up and running on time.  Without their dedication to LACC these major milestones could not be met. 

BENTHIC BARRIER'S CAN BE RESERVED By filling out the reservation form located undre the "Benthic Barrier Form" tab on the left of this page or by clicking HERE. 

 05-04-10 UPDATES
The August 2009 Annual Meeting Minutes have been posted. Click HERE or go the the Meeting Minutes Page.
 
The 2nd Annual Yard Sale is Scheduled for Saturday June 19th from 8am -3pm with a rain date of Sunday June 20th 8am - 3pm. Please contact info@laccme.org if you would like to volunteer or if you have items to donate. Please see the Yard Sale notice for specific information.
 
Benthic Barriers will be going on sale shortly, check back for more information. We are in the process of getting dates for pickup and cost.
 
Clean Clean clean those beaches! We've got about 2 more weeks before the dam will be repaired and the water will be rising. Doing this qualifies as "hand harvesting" and you can fill out of volunteer tracking form, and help us get our "in kind" donations needed for the grant we received.
 
The second suction harvester is currently under construction. It is on track for being finished in time to start the season with her sister, the S.S. Arrowhead.

 04-24-10 Ledgemere Dam Status
The level of the lake is still low, and the replacement flashboards have been ordered.  As soon as the lake is at a safe level for the repairs to be made, they will made.  The new owners of the dam have also stated they will continue to make the other repairs FERC had requested.  Get those beaches clean!
 
04-08-10 Ledgemere Dam Status
The level of the lake is still low, and the flashboards are still down and the side gates are open. The boards cannot be replaced until the water stops flowing over the concrete section for the safety of the workers.  We do not have any specific details yet, but keep checking back as we will post when we are notified.
Get out there and clean those beaches, waterfronts, and put in your docks while the water is down! 

 03 -16-10 Limerick Town Meeting

LACC is pleased to announce that the Town of Limerick voted to support LACC’s continuing fight against milfoil.  Speaking on behalf of LACC at the March 6th annual town meeting, Mike Fitzpatrick described the Maine Milfoil Initiative and the requirement to raise forty thousand dollars in matching funds. Fitzpatrick responded to questions from town residents about LACC and the existing harvester. Overall the resident’s comments were supportive of LACC’s past efforts and were appreciated of our expanding program.  When it was time to vote, overwhelming support was given to our request and the town allocated $3,000 for our efforts in 2010.

LACC would like to thank select persons Martha Hamilton, Howard Burnham and Kim Oliver for their support and also to the residents of the town for their generous contribution to our effort against milfoil.  Additionally, the board would like to thank the many LACC members who attended the meeting and supported LACC.
 
DON'T FORGET TO FILL OUT YOUR VOLUNTEER TRACKING FORMS AND EMAIL THEM IN....  CLICK HERE (Word Doc)