QQLA Board of Directors Meeting, January 12
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QQLA Winter Social
Our QQLA winter social will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 5pm. Contact Meg at for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a pot luck dish to share. QQLA will provide soft drinks and coffee and you can BYOB. We will hold a Yankee Swap - bring a wrapped gift if you wish to participate in the swap. Funny gifts are always a hit.
Come Sit a Spell
Last year Quaboag Quacumquasit Lake Association (QQLA) voted to donate two benches, one at the North Pond Boat Ramp and one at the South Pond Beach. These benches are now both set in place. QQLA knows that while many people come to the lakes to enjoy the beauty of the water, not everyone has a boat or wants to swim. We want to encourage people to come and visit our wonderful natural resources. North Pond in particular has some beautiful sunsets and they can be viewed right from the bench at the boat ramp. QQLA, welcomes you to the water’s edge; come sit and enjoy the view!
Birdwatching on North and South Ponds
Lakes Quaboag and Quacumquasit, known to the locals as North and South Pond, contain some of the best bird watching spots throughout the seasons.
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Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant
Current progress: Don will be contacting our legal advisor; Don will report next month. Robin Johnson from EPA walked the treatment plant site recently. Don has spoken with her and she states the old wetbeds need serious work. Robin hopes to have the draft report by Spring 2016 for the new permit for the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant (SWWTP)
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Click here for a PDF of the December, 2015 QQLA newsletter.
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Welcome to QQLA
QQLA is a volunteer, non-profit organization of nearly 200 member families dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of our two lakes (Quaboag and Quacumquasit are better known as North and South Ponds, and are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge Massachusetts) and the surrounding watershed through the promotion of responsible, effective environmental policies.
Maintain healthy lake environment and water quality though regular water testing.
* Monitor for invasive vegetation species, algae, and phosphorus and other pollutants.
* Use best practices to manage water quality issues.
* Educate the lake community on best environmental practices.
* Communicate and coordinate our activities with the three towns, Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge and the Mass DEP.
* Foster and encourage a sense of community for QQLA members.
* Monitor water flow direction.
* Participate with East Brookfield in the operation of the flow barrier to prevent high water backflow into South Pond.
We invite you to tour this website and learn more about QQLA activities and encourage your involvement in QQLA.