Watershed Survey

Your Forest Lake Association trustees and a host of volunteers completed a Forest Lake Watershed Survey in 2017.  The results are published in a report that identifies potential polluted run-offs from a variety of sources.  The completed survey serves as a guide for conservation projects, a basis for grant requests, and to direct homeowner efforts to mitigate problem areas.

The primary goals of the 2017 Forest Lake Watershed Survey are to:

  • Identify and prioritize existing sources of polluted runoff, particularly soil erosion sites, in the Forest Lake Watershed.
  • Raise public awareness about the connection between land use and water quality, and the impact of soil erosion on Forest Lake.
  • Inspire people to become active watershed stewards.
  • Provide the basis to obtain additional funds to assist in fixing identified erosion sites.
  • Make general recommendations to landowners for fixing erosion problems on their properties.
  • Use the information gathered as one component of a long term lake protection strategy.

2017 Watershed Survey

2003 Watershed Survey

Learn more about why we wanted to complete a watershed survey and the survey process:

The watershed area encompasses approximately 1913 acres in Cumberland, Gray, Windham, and Falmouth Maine.

The watershed area encompasses approximately 1913 acres in Cumberland, Gray, Windham, and Falmouth Maine.