February 15, Thursday at 10am: Chandler Mill Pond, 245 Chandler Mill Road, New Gloucester Maine In 2016 The Chandler Brothers protected (then named Lily Pond) now renamed Chandler Mill Pond with the help of RRCT and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. This coming summer, the Department plans to make infrastructure upgrades at the hand carry boat launch to improve environmental conditions and to officially welcome the community to use this water access. Thanks to recent generations of thoughtful management, this pond is recovering from 100 years of industry, the family fended off a threat of being bridged by I-95 and today this pond boasts a completely, undeveloped wild shoreline and a robust trout fishery. This is not a coincidence.
Join the Rain or Shine Club this week to explore the forested portions of the parcel, revisit the uses of days gone. I don’t trust the ice this year so we’ll stay off it. Park along the pond side of the road on the shoulder. Dogs are welcome.