April 28, 2017

2017 ALIC Summer Newsletter is now Available

Filed under: General Info — Buddy @ 1:33 pm

The 2017 ALIC Summer Newsletter is now available on the ALIC website.

Members who have chosen to also receive paper copies should find a newsletter in their mailbox within the next 3 to 4 weeks.  Extra copies will also be available at both the Leeds and Wayne town offices, as well as some area businesses.

The newsletter is 14 pages this year, rather than the usual 8.   A special note of thanks goes out to all who contributed this year.

April 27, 2017

2017 Ice Out on the Lake

Filed under: General Info,Lake Observations — Buddy @ 9:53 pm

Ice out occurred on our lake this year on April 21st.


April 3, 2017

ALIC Annual Meeting

Filed under: General Info — Don Welsh @ 3:18 pm

The 2017 annual meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at the Androscoggin Yacht Club. A potluck breakfast goes from 8:30 to 9:00am followed by the business meeting which is from 9:00 to 10:30am. More details will be provided in our summer newsletter.

March 20, 2017

Spring Update

Filed under: General Info — Buddy @ 4:35 pm

Believe it or not, spring is finally here!  It is that time of the year when we all begin to think about plans for summer on Androscoggin Lake.

We are very pleased to announce that the planning and layout of our 2017 Annual Newsletter is already well underway.   Several members responded to our December request for content.  Our board of directors has been delighted by the response from the membership.  Look forward to some great articles in the newsletter this year!

For both those folks interested in, or already participating in, our Eyes on the Water program, mark your calendars for July 3rd.   Buddy will be hosting a 2017 kick-off celebration at noon at his camp.  Call Buddy for details at (207)-320-5720.

The Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation (ALIC) works closely with it’s three affiliate organizations:

The Maine Lakes Society will be holding it’s annual conference this year on June 24th. You are encouraged to sign up and attend.  Call Buddy at (207)-320-5720, if you would like to carpool.

The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) will be holding it’s annual conference this year on July 29th.   Sign up, especially if you are interested in our Eyes on the Water program.  Again, call Buddy for carpooling options.

December 28, 2016

New board members and officers

Filed under: General Info — Don Welsh @ 11:10 am

At the ALIC monthly meeting in September, 2016 the Board of Directors elected the following officers: Don Welsh, President; Bill Messer, Vice President; Tom Barden, Treasurer; Aaron Chrostowsky, Secretary. New members to the Board are Molly Saunders, Martha Hoddinott, Ron Jubinville and Bruce Burleigh. The Board of Directors meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Williams House across from the library. These meetings are open to the public. Note: Meetings are not usually held in December, January or February. The annual meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Androscoggin Yacht Club. The pot luck breakfast begins at 8:30am.



November 29, 2016

2017 Newsletter needs Content

Filed under: General Info — Buddy @ 6:24 pm

With the start of the new year, it is time for us to begin thinking about the lake association’s annual summer newsletter for 2017.   So far, the newsletter team only has a couple of ideas for articles.  We need your help.

What would you like to see in the newsletter this year?   This is the time to share your ideas for articles with the newsletter team.   Better yet, consider writing an article for the newsletter or even volunteering to join the team itself.

Contact the newsletter team at with your ideas, thoughts, and questions.   We look forward to hearing from you.

July 17, 2016

Loon Liason for Androscoggin Lake

Filed under: General Info,Loons — Buddy @ 7:35 pm

Terry Brooks is the new volunteer Loon Liason for our lake association. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to loons, and she knows what to do whenever either a distressed or dead loon is spotted. She is best contacted by sending a message to  You will receive an immediate response to your message which will include Terry’s phone number.  Call her right away in the event that either a distressed or deceased loon has been observed on our lake.

If you come across a distressed or deceased loon on Androscoggin Lake, contact Terry immediately by phone.

If you have general questions or observations about loons, send them along, and Terry will respond by e-mail.

Attend the 2016 Annual Meeting of the lake association (ALIC) on Saturday, August 13, 8:30am, Wayne Yacht Club to learn more about Terry’s new role and what she has to report to us about loons so far for this season.

June 27, 2016

Volunteers Needed

Filed under: General Info — Buddy @ 6:36 pm

Our Lake Association (ALIC) is an all volunteer organization.

Debbie Hite, our former Executive Director and, before that, President and very active board member is leaving our lake community;  she and her family are relocating.  The loss of Debbie to our organization has left us with a great void, as Debbie contributed a great deal.

One of the three primary goals this year for ALIC is to increase membership participation and volunteerism.

There are many areas where ALIC needs your support.   Here is just a short list:

  • help is needed in both monitoring and maintaining the dam on Dead River
  • help Bill in collecting and organizing water quality data
  • keep an eye out for invasive plants by volunteering for our “Eyes on the Water” program
  • help out with our Annual Meeting
  • write an article for our 2017 Summer Newsletter
  • if you have experience with Publisher, step up to manage our 2017 Summer Newsletter
  • if you have experience with Excel, consider managing our membership database
  • attend important conferences (e.g., VLMP and Maine Lakes Society) and report back
  • liaison with organizations such as 30MRWA, VLMP, and Maine Lakes
  • serve on the Board of Directors (we are a working board)
  • monitor and respond to incoming e-mail
  • help out with mailings, stuffing and stamping …
  • deliver extra copies of newsletters to the towns and businesses
  • head up a LakeSmart initiative on our lake
  • talk to your neighbors about supporting ALIC and its mission to preserve and protect our lake

We really do need your participation and help.  Without it, frankly, I’m not optimistic that ALIC will be able to sustain itself.   Please contact us at   You can also call me, Buddy, board member, at 207-320-5720.

June 25, 2016

Summer Events for 2016

Filed under: Events & News,General Info — Buddy @ 8:07 pm

Summer is here, and ALIC is pleased to be able to publish a very full calendar of events on the Lake Association web site which we hope will be of interest to everyone in our lake community. Please also visit the 30MRWA Summer 2016 Events page for more event listings and information.

I, personally, took advantage of one of these events just today by attending the annual conference Maine Lakes Society.  One of the focuses of the conference this year was on harmful algae blooms, a topic of concern to many of our lake residents.

Do not forget to attend the Annual Meeting of ALIC this year on August 13th.   In addition to our regular business meeting, there will be a special presentation this year on algal blooms!!



June 15, 2016

Statement from ALIC Submitted to the Wayne Planning Board

Filed under: Events & News,General Info — Buddy @ 10:29 pm

Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corp. (ALIC) met on Monday June 14, 2016 at our regular monthly meeting to discuss the Planning Board’s current Application for Special Exception Permit submitted by Kristin Angell and Andrew Hench to operate a seasonal boat rental business.  ALIC strongly encourages the Planning Board consider the following criteria in issuing a permit:

Some criteria should be:

  1. Require a washing boat facility similar to Winthrop’s Norcross Point to prevent invasive plants from entering the Lake watershed;
  2. Require that owners use their boat wash to safely wash all boats prior to being stored at their facility;
  3. Require owners to receive courtesy boat inspector training;
  4. Require that all rental boats be inspected for any plant materials at launches at the time of take out from any water body;
  5. Require that any plant materials found on any boats be safely removed and contained as per CBI training guidelines;
  6. Require boat rental clients receive information on invasive plants;
  7. Require best management practices to prevent oil, fuel and bilge water from entering the Lake watershed;
  8. Require all major boat repairs completed off site;
  9. Require all boat fueling off-site;
  10. Require a vegetative buffer to screen the business from adjoining properties;

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