Clemons Pond Association
Request for Any Email Updates
If your email contact information has changed over the past couple of years, please send Joanna Lerish and David Howard your updated email address so the Secretary's records and website can corrected accordingly.
LakeSmart – The Clemons Pond Initiative
Judy and Doug Bradley and Victor Lerish were recently certified as LakeSmart evaluators for Clemons Pond properties, four of which have already been evaluated.
This voluntary, free and non-regulatory evaluation takes about an hour. Judy, Doug and Victor will be happy to share what they have learned from their training, both generally and also as it applies to your specific property – with the ultimate goal of keeping Clemons Pond as clean as possible into the foreseeable future.
Milfoil Found in Nearby Long Lake
On August 1st, Long Lake was officially identified as harboring Milfoil, the invasive aquatic plant.
Click here for more information from the Lakes Environmental Association.
Maine VLMP Near Real-Time Lake Data
Per Victor Lerish, the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) recently introduced a new website called VLMP Near Real-Time Lake Data.
This new site allows participating members to input their water's clarity data, which is then displayed as both raw data and plotted on a line chart.
In addition to seeing Clemons Pond data, visitors to VLMP's site can also view the same data from other participating Maine lakes and ponds.
Victor will update Clemons Pond data on the VLMP site going forward with all future readings.
Click here to view the most recent Clemons Pond data.
An Overlook View of Clemons Pond
Thanks to Andy Zelman for this overview shot of the pond that he took during a hike above the farm in mid-November.
Click on the image to enlarge it.
Breathtaking Aerial Views of the Pond
Following are amazing aerial photos of Clemons Pond taken during Fall 2015 with a drone-based camera. Ethan Tucker, who is Victor and Joanna Lerish's son-in-law, operated the drone and camera. These photos provide rarely seen perspectives of the pond and vividly reveal how beautifully Big and Little Clemons Ponds knit into the surrounding topographic fabric.
Many thanks to Ethan for sharing these special views of Clemons Pond at such a spectacular time of year.
Click on the images below to enlarge them
The Spring 2017 CPA Meeting Minutes are available on the Pond Business page.
The Fall 2017 CPA Treasurer's Report is available on the Pond Business page.
The 2016/2017 Clemons Pond Water Quality Report is available on the Pond Life page.
Local News & Interest
The Summer 2017 issue of the Hiram Newsletter is available here.
The Town of Hiram 2016 Annual Report is available here.