Our Mission is:

  • To raise the level of concern for the future of the Ponds.
  • To keep the water as free of pollution as is possible.
  • To preserve the fish populations and other wildlife.
  • To act as a channel of information to and from other associations and agencies involved in the preservation of Maine's lakes and to work in common cause with them.
  • To provide information to each property owner about how he or she can act as a responsible individual to protect life in and on the Ponds.

To visit the following web sites, click on the blue links, or copy the http address (the URL) and paste into your web browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, etc.) address bar.


About Town (Hope, that is!)

Hope Town Office:  http://www.hopemaine.org


Hope Historical Society:  http://hopehist.com/



Lake Associations

Maine Lakes Society (Formerly Congress of Lake Associations) (COLA):  http://www.mainecola.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx


COLA Camp Road Maintenance:  http://www.mainecola.org/ACTION/LakesideLiving/CampRoads/tabid/87/Default.aspx

LakeSmart:  http://www.mainecola.org/LAKESMART/LakeSmartFAQ/tabid/264/Default.aspx


Alford Lake Association:  (no web presence)

Megunticook Watershed Association:  http://www.megunticook.org


Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association:  http://www.dlwa.org



Conservation Organizations:

Nature Conservancy:  http://nature.org

Nature Conservancy / Maine:  http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/maine/

Coastal Mountain Land Trust:  http://www.coastalmountains.org/

Georges River Land Trust:  http://www.grlt.org/index.html

Maine Land Trust Network:  http://www.mltn.org/


Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program of Maine:  http://www.mainevolunteerlakemonitors.org




State of Maine web site - includes links to many other sites including all gov. agencies:  http://www.state.me.us/

State of Maine DEP road maintenance page:  www.maine.gov/dep/land/watershed/camp/road

State of Maine DEP Camp Road Manual:  http://www.maine.gov/dep/land/watershed/camp/road/gravel_road_manual.pdf


Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:  http://www.maine.gov/ifw/

Heron Observation Network (HERON):  http://maineheron.wordpress.com


Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection – Look for links to milfoil information:  http://www.maine.gov/dep/blwq/topic/invasives/index.htm


Knox County Lakes - Information about county lakes: fish species, size, depth maps, general ecological features. http://www.state.me.us/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/knox/index.htm