See the latest information on the water level on David Pond.
View this video “Facing the Tipping Point” to see how volunteers have come together with government and lake associations to combat invasive aquatic plants in Maine lakes and ponds.
East Pond has recently completed a $2,000,000 project to control algae.
Apparently Great Pond and Long Pond are experiencing Eurasion Milfoil, and the Belgrade Lakes Association is working to eradicate it.
Stay informed of the precautions all of us at Lake View Estates need to take to protect David and Basin Ponds.
CHECK FOR TICKS!
University of Maine tick identification information
More from the CDC on Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Powassan virus
Learn about the environmental impact of fireworks on our local environment.
BASIN, DAVID, & TILTON PONDS ASSOCIATION
After a period of inactivity, the BDTPA has been reactivated. Members of LEHA should consider joining this environmental advocacy group.
“BDTPA works to improve the water quality of the ponds and their total environment. The association also educates and informs landowners, their guests, and other interested individuals on issues of water qulity, invasive plants, and other environmental and safety concerns.” (BDTPA mission statement). The BDTPA has been working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to address the issues regarding the dam and impoundment area in recent years at the north outlet of David Pond. Find out more at bdtpa.org.
RECYCLING & TRASH
Starting July 1st, 2016 Fayette residents made the switch from Jay Transfer Station to the Readfield Transfer Station . All household trash and recycling will still be collected at the common lot, with the exception of bulky waste, demolition debris, and brush which can be brought to the Readfield Transfer Station by Fayette residents.
Lake View residents will continue to follow the guidelines for recycling and trash disposal found at the Eco Maine website. A sign has also been posted at the common lot for your convenience. Please observe the signs on the bins at the common lot. Members are responsible for hauling bulky waste items to the Readfield facility on their own.
Please note, Lake View trash/recycling pickup is on Wednesdays.
GAME WARDENS ON DAVID POND
Game Wardens do patrol David Pond. Remember, tickets can be given on the water for infractions, such as lacking personal flotation devices while boating on the pond. The wardens are also concerned about observation of the headway buoys and of all the no wake zones, located within 200 feet of the shoreline. Please refer to The Guide to Maine Boating Laws.
“Watercraft may not be operated at a speed greater than headway speed while within the water safety zone (see definition on page 5) or within a marina or an approved anchorage in coastal or inland waters except while actively fishing. “Headway speed” means the minimum speed necessary to maintain steerage and control of the watercraft while the watercraft is moving. The operator of any watercraft must operate at a reasonable and prudent speed for existing conditions and regulate the speed of a watercraft so as to avoid danger, injury or unnecessary inconvenience in any manner to other watercraft and their occupants, whether anchored or under way. The operator must consider the effect of the wash or wave created by their watercraft to waterfront piers, floats or other property or shorelines.”
RESEARCH ON BASIN POND
Bates College is located just south of “the lakes region” in south central Maine. Bates has undertaken projects with students in courses and thesis research on many lakes ranging from coastal “isolation basin” lakes that were formerly depressed below sea level to density stratified lakes that contain laminated sediments that archive high resolution sediment records. Two current projects underway are on Basin Pond in Fayette and Round Pond, Chain of Ponds Township.
These ponds are unique–preserving detailed paleoenvironmental records with annual resolution in finely layered deposits, similar to tree rings.
If you see equipment deployed in the water, please do not disturb it.
N.B. This research may have been completed as of this date.
photo: Carter Kindley and Carrie Harris at Basin Pond, Fayette Maine with surface core of laminated lake sediment.