Welcome to Tacoma Lakes Maine! Our 5 beautiful lakes are located in Litchfield and Monmouth. Our lakes are named Buker Pond, Jimmy Pond, Little Purgatory Pond, Sand Pond and Woodbury Pond.
The Tacoma Lakes Improvement Society is dedicated to the education of lakes users and the environmental protection of our lakes. The Society is actively involved helping to protect our lakes. Particularly important is protecting our lakes from invasive plants, exotic fish and "slow the flow" nutrient reduction. The society also assists the dam keeper, who maintains our water levels. The Society is a not for profit lake association. We depend upon volunteers for all our activities.
Membership is open to anyone interested in the Tacoma Lakes. 2013 dues are only $15.00. Please contact the Society for further information:
Tacoma Lakes Improvement Society
P O Box 293
Litchfield, ME 04350
Bruce Doyle, President
Welcome to Tacoma Lakes!
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TACOMA LAKES RESIDENTS
April 17, 2013
Update from TLIS President Bruce Doyle to Members of TLIS:
Please be notified that as of today all the gates of the Purgatory dam have been shut and the water level will start rising. It was originally intended that those gates would not be shut until the second week in May, but after a meeting with representatives of the town, TLIS officers received a commitment that badly needed maintenance work on the dam would commence this spring. Some of the maintenance consists of mortaring cracks in the dam and sealing the concrete. That task can only be accomplished by shutting the gates and reducing the water level on the downstream side of the dam. It is not anticipated that the early shutting of the gates will have any detrimental effect on the nesting loon population, which will shortly begin building their spring nests. An additional benefit of raising the water level at this time will be the ease of launching boats at the Woodbury boat launch. As always dam keeper Terry Averill will continually monitor the water level and take any needed measures should heavy storms occur during this period. It is recommended that you now conduct any necessary beach front work you had planned since it is anticipated that in two weeks the ponds will be at their normal summer level.
Members were previous notified of a hazard at the Woodbury boat launch. The pipe was removed and a load of crushed gravel was placed at the end of the ramp. The launch is now safe to use.
TLIS President Bruce Doyle has been very busy this spring! The dam has been reinspected by the State and the inspector found that dam work requested by the state in 2010 was never done by the town. TLIS and dam keeper Terry Averill repeatedly requested that the town do the work but it never happened. To view the latest dam inspection report and correspondence with Litchfield Town Manager Mike Doyle please click the link below.
President Doyle has written Litchfield town officials requesting their attention to many items, not just the dam. Please click the link below to read the letter toTown Manager Mike Byron.
TLIS needs your help! Please contact the Litchfield Town Manager and the Select Board and ask them to make a priority of addressing the issues affecting Tacoma Lakes. The quality of life and tax base of the entire community is directly tied to the Tacoma Lakes!
Buffy DeMattis is the coordinator of the Tacoma Lakes Improvement Society's volunteer courtesy boat inspector program. Buffy is providing training for our volunteers. Buffy has many years experience inspecting boats at the Woodbury Pond boat ramp and is a certified inspector.
We need your help! If you would like more infomation about serving as an inspector, please contact Buffy at email@example.com or call her cell phone at 352-422-3929. Thank you!
Loon Nest Woodbury Pond Spring 2008 - Copyright 2008 Harold F. Potts, Jr.
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