Lovejoy Pond Watershed Survey Complete

October 16, 2020

The Lovejoy Pond watershed survey was a success!

On September 26th, 22 people split into five teams spent the day walking properties and roads throughout the whole watershed, identifying sources of erosion and runoff that could harm water quality in the pond. Team members included University of Maine at Farmington students and faculty, Lovejoy Pond volunteers, and 30 Mile and DEP staff.

During the survey, 50 erosion sites were found, ranging from small issues with simple fixes to more complex and severe problems. This fall and winter, we will be compiling the results and notifying landowners with erosion sites about what was found, offering suggestions for improvements. The information collected will not be used for enforcement or regulatory purposes. This data will enable us to prioritize and address issues to better protect the health of Lovejoy Pond.

Photo: This steep bank that is eroding directly into Lovejoy Pond is one of the sites identified during the watershed survey.

Photo Credit: Josh Robbins (Banner)