Another Full House at our Annual Member's Meeting July 6th, 2019
Thanks to our guest speaker Susan Gallo, Friends of Cobbossee Watershed and our association executive directors for an informative meeting about our pond's preservation, current events and future initiatives.
Fire on Chase Road June 12th, 2018
A camp on Chase Road in Mount Vernon/Readfield is completely engulfed in flames on Tuesday June 12th. Photo by Marti Wagner
Plant Surveys August 7th and 9th, 2017
The Friends of Cobbossee Watershed and the TPA surveyed two shallow sections of Torsey Pond.
Members met at the Readfield Boat launch on Monday August 7th and again on Wednesday August 9th in the North End Cove to survey aquatic plants. We did find a large patch of native milfoil in the North End Cove. It was very exciting to discover the plants and have Friends of Cobbossee confirm they are a harmless native variety of milfoil.
Photo Gallery from Wednesday August 9th North End Cove Plant Patrol
Plant Paddle July 15th, 2017
Lovely day on the water learning how to survey our pond for aquatic plants. Sponsored by the The Friends of Cobbossee Watershed and the TPA.
Members met at the Quiet Harbor Boat launch and collected aquatic samples. We then reviewed the samples on shore. Our goal is to set up a team to survey the pond in sections to help identify invasive aquatic species such as variable leaf milfoil and Eurasian Water- milfoil. Torsey Pond does have naturally occurring native milfoil. If we do have an infestation of an invasive aquatic plant, our second best line of defense is to catch it early and develop a plan to remove it. Our first line of defense is to prevent it from entering the pond with our Milfoil Program Courtesy Boat Inspections.
Annual TPA Members Meeting July 8th, 2017
Great to see our members at our annual meeting.
Thank you to our guest speakers and the TPA board for an informative meeting.
Bill Monagle, from the Cobbossee Watershed District, gave a report on our Torsey Pond Watershed Survey. Tamara Whitmore, from the Friends of Cobbossee, gave a presentation on protecting our pond from invasive aquatic species. Thank you Board of Directors and members for your reports regarding the dam, the treasurer's report, the scholarship fund and purple loosetrife. Thank you members for your dues and donations. You can still submit donations by mail to our treasurer.
TPA Dam Repair Fundraising Campaign:
We've made our Goal!!!
Construction Begins Aug 25th!
On Line Membership and Donations:
You can now Join, Renew and Donate online on our Membership Page. TPA is a a 501(c)(3)
Membership Rack Card and Flyer:
TPA Director's Meeting
September Virtual Zoom Meeting TBD
TPA 2021 Annual Members Meeting