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West Pond Association
Is a not-for-profit cooperative. Our goal is to control the invasive Curly Leaf Pond Weed (Potamogeton crispus) which contaminated our pond in the early 2000's and to contain it in the pond. We also maintain and operate the outlet/dam as required by state law. We test and monitor the pond water quality, promote public safety and safeguard the pond's wildlife and environment.

The 2016 Down East Magazine Bronze plaque award
photo D. Spinney
At the annual D.A.S.H. boat meeting held in Bridgton, ME, on April 1, 2016 - DownEast Magazine presented WPA President, Dennis Spinney with the 2016 Enviornment Award for ALL the volunteers at West Pond. Congratulations to EVERYONE who has put time into keeping our pond as pristine as possible!
DownEast Magazine, MARCH 2016 issue, article WEED WACKERS details our fight against the invasive curly leaf. You can read this article Online (here)
Or you can order a hard copy of the March issue from DownEast (
D.A.S.H. Diver Assisted Suction Harvester
Spring 2016 is being planned! Contact Dennis Spinney if you are interested in volunteering!
New England Milfoil and Invasive Plants
Harvest of Curly Leaf, May 2015.

Environmental Issues:
2012: Capt. Spiney is interviewed on MPBN's Maine Watch by Susan Kimball
2011: Our Curly Leaf Harvest video on YouTube!
2011: West Pond Receives VLMP Con.Award
Announcement Letter
2008: West Pond Receives DEP Grant
2008: DASH Boat
2007: Our Dam is Repaired!
2007: MCIA Case Study of West Pond
2006: Update: DEP Harvest of Curly Pondweed in West Pond
2003: Invasive Aquatic Species Found
Milfoil Summit Notes
What is Gleotrichia?
Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants
Hemlock Looper


West Pond Association meeting and events, dam information, guidelines, and The West Pond Trader.

West Pond

Facts about West Pond. Information on invasive aquatic plants, Maine facts, and our photo gallery.

The Loons

Information about loons and how we can protect them. Updates about our mating pair and other wildlife sightings.


Safety guidelines regarding fishing & boating. Links to Maine’s regulations and license information.


Links to sites relating to pond health, recreation and safety, wildlife information, and Maine tourism.

Contact Us

Send e-mail with questions or concerns regarding West Pond or other information on this site.


What's New!

2016 Letter from President!
Annual Meeting

2016 Meeting:
Sat. July 2nd

Location:Riverside Methodist Church Porter/Kezar Falls

click' for directions
Fund Raiser 2016

Order now and 40% of proceeds will go to help our WEST POND!!
Details (here) !

The 2016 - 4th of July Boat Parade

MEET at Lily Bay Parade starts promptly at 11am!
(no rain date)

Photos of West Pond Eagle by Maleia Wilson. See more photos HERE