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.
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!
Click on the link below to see the complete Maine State Map of Invasive Aquatic Plants from the Maine.gov 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.
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.
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