Invasive Threats

Like many of Maine's lakes and waterways, Torsey Pond faces numerous threats to its everyday beauty that generations of families have cherished.


From invasive species, such as variable-leaf and Eurasian Milfoil, to aggressive northern pike fish, TPA is working diligently to prevent these invasives from degrading our water quality, lowering our home values and damaging our delicate ecological environment. 


The costs for controlling these invasives, should they enter our pond, could be in the tens of thousands dollars a season. We educate our members and encourage every property owner and visitor to help protect Torsey Pond.

Milfoil Prevention

Courtesy Boat Inspections


Our Torsey Pond Association CBI Program consists of a combination of state funded and volunteer inspectors. If you are interested to volunteer for a shift, please contact 

Andy Zuorski.


Sign Up to be a Courtesy Boat Inspector

Click here to select a day and time to volunteer.

Plant Paddle Patrols


The TPA, with the gracious guidance of the Friends Of Cobbossee Watershed, have started an Invasive Plant Paddle Patrol. If you would like to join our patrol, please contact Darcy Whittemore.

Existing Trouble

Northern Pike


Northern pike is an invasive species of fish illegally introduced into Torsey Pond in the early 2000's. Northern Pike pose a threat to the health of our lake. They can decimate the native fish population. Pike are very hearty and difficult to remove completely. If you catch a northern pike, do not return it to the water!

Invasive Aquatic Plants Nearby!


Click on the link below to see the complete Maine State Map of Invasive Aquatic Plants from the website. There are know infestations of Variable Leaf Milfoil, European Frog's Bit and Eurasian Water Milfoil in the following near by water bodies: Annabessacook Lake, Belgrade Stream, Cobbossee Lake, Cobbossee Stream, Great Pond, Messalonskee Lake, Messalonskee Stream, and Pleasant Pond. 


Milfoil in Long Lake!


On August 1st, 2018, the Lakes Environmental Association and Maine Department of Environmental Protection have identified variable leaf milfoil growing in Long Lake. Long Lake had previously been thought to be safe from this invasive aquatic plant, but substantial growth has been found in Mast Cove in Naples.

New Big Thing:

The TPA Dam Restoration Project is Complete!

On Line Membership and Donations:

You can now Join, Renew and Donate online on our Membership Page. TPA is a a 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization. Your membership dues and additional donations to TPA are Tax Deductible!

Watershed Survey:

The Torsey Pond Watershed Survey, prepared by the Cobbossee Watershed District with the TPA, is now complete. See Details.

Membership Rack Card and Flyer:

We now have a printable rack card and  printable  flyer available. Make some copies and give to your neighbors! See Details

Next Big Thing:

TPA Director's Meeting

Next Virtual Zoom Meetings TBD

TPA 2022 Annual Members Meeting 

Saturday, July 9th 10:00 am

Readfiled Town Hall

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