RESOURCES

Resources created specifically for the Highland Lake Leadership Team

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HIGHLAND LAKE'S GUIDE TO

LAKE-FRIENDLY LIVING

The beauty of Highland Lake’s waters has made it a popular destination. Traditional summer camps are turning into year-round homes as more and more people want to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of lakeside living. As you spend more and more time on Highland Lake, take a
moment to make sure you’re living a lake-friendly life by following the tips in this guide. 

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GRAVEL ROAD MAINTENANCE HANDOUT

Planning and budgeting are important aspects of private road maintenance. Proper planning can prevent recurring problems and save money in the long term. Proper budgeting can help ensure that money is available to perform necessary maintenance and repair work when it's needed. Use this handout to see estimated costs for annual road maintenance and use the budget calculator to determine costs for your road.

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HIGHLAND LAKE WATERSHED-BASED MANAGEMENT PLAN

This Plan serves as a dynamic guidance document to reduce phosphorus loading into Highland Lake over the next 10 years (2020-2030) to allow the lake to maintain its Class GPA water quality status.

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2018 WATERSHED SURVEY: FINAL REPORT

This report was prepared to inform and provide guidance to everyone concerned about preserving and protecting Highland Lake. It provides the results and analysis of a watershed survey conducted on May 19, 2018, followed by visits to all the sites identified during the survey for purposes of quality assurance and control of field data collected by the volunteers. In addition, this report includes basic information about how to protect lake water quality

 

OUTSIDE RESOURCES

Resources outside of the HLLT that are still helpful!

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YARDSCAPING HOW-TO BOOKLET

A step-by-step guide on how to make a lawn lake-friendly. Created by the Maine Yardscaping Partnership.

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GRAVEL ROAD MAINTENANCE MANUAL

A guide on how to maintain and improve gravel roads while protecting the water quality of our waterbodies. Created by the Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation Disrict and the Maine DEP.

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BUFFER HANDBOOK

A guide to creating vegetated buffers for lakefront properties. The handbook provides information about landscaping shoreline for lake protection as well as provides tips for planning and planting on the shoreline. Handbook create by the Androscroggin Soil and Water Conservation District and Lake & Watershed Resource Management Associates.

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GOT PESTS: ONLINE RESOURCE

Online resource that provides homeowners a way to quickly identify pest problems and obtain information on least-risk management options. Created by the Maine Department of Agriculture and the Maine IPM Council.

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CONSERVATION PRACTICES FOR HOMEOWNERS

Fact sheets with instructions, diagrams, & photos profiling common conservation practices that homeowners can use to protect water quality. Examples include: Ditch Turnouts, Infiltration Steps, Rain Gardens. Created by the Maine DEP and Portland Water District.

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SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE GUIDE

A guide created to help homeowners understand their septic systems, such as identifying a failing septic system and tips to prevent septic failure. Created by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District.