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ALA is a diverse group of property owners and conservation-minded individuals who, for more than one hundred years, have aspired to protect and enhance the land and waters of Alamoosook Lake in Orland, Maine. Some of us live year-round on the lake and some are summer residents, but deep friendships have grown over generations.
ALA was founded on the twin pillars of conservation and community, and those remain our primary functions. In the conservation area, we have worked with Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District to reduce non source point pollution, worked with the Town of Orland for fire prevention, and with adjacent lake associations for the control of invasive plants. Our dam committee communicates with current dam owners to keep the membership informed. The Audubon Society's Annual Loon Count is a highlight of the summer.
The membership holds two meetings a year, usually at the beautiful Alamoosook Lakeside Inn: potluck dinners with social time and an educational speaker. We staff an information booth at Orland River Day, and have entered (and won) the float competition at that event. We typically celebrate the 4th of July together, as well as smaller events like "sip and paddle".
Dues are $20/year,but extra donations are appreciated. It's tax deductible.
Send check to ALA
P.O. Box 464
Orland, ME 04472 OR
use the"donate" button above. IT's EASY! The 1st $20 will be applied to your membership dues.
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The Invasive Plant Paddle is a great way to learn about our native plants, AND to see the lake! 14 members are currently in training for identifying aquatic plant species.
Contact Katie Greenman for more info.
Courtesy Boat Inspections at the Hatchery needs volunteers. Contact Charlie Dodge.
There are always educational opportunities through ALA. The Monitoring team checks monthly for phosphorus levels, water clarity and dissolved oxygen. Note May 2019 report below in "links".
President: Tad Van Leer
VP: Chip Stubbs
Secretaries: Lisa Deweese and Lynn Ames
Treasurer: Mary Jane Cullinan
Opportunities to meet friends, learn about your lake and community.
Training is necessary, but you don't have to become an invasive plant expert. People skills are more important. Last year's volunteers enjoyed meeting a variety of boaters of all ages and boat types. Consider joining us for 2021!