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QQLA Board of Directors Meeting, October 13
(Posted 11/5/15)

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From Don Taft, President of QQLA
(Posted 10/22/15)

Hello QQLA family

Summer is gone, fall is here, and before long it will be the holiday season. Last year friends of QQLA embarked on an effort to help those in our surrounding communities who are less fortunate. We were quite successful and made donations to local food pantries at both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For Thanksgiving, the Brookfield food pantry identified a need for frozen turkeys (12-15lbs), bags of stuffing, cans of cranberry sauce and canned vegetables. The East Brookfield coordinator identified turkeys and food gift cards (Hannaford gift cards if possible) as most needed. They will use any surplus turkeys and gift cards for Christmas.

If you would like to donate something let me know and I will pass that information along to the food pantries, so that they have an idea as to what we can provide. I will start accepting food donations at my house the end of October (I will not be available to accept goods during the second week of November). I have a freezer available and can keep turkeys and food until we get it over to the food pantries prior to the holiday. Food should be here ready to go to the food pantries 11/12 – 11/20.

After we get past Thanksgiving we evaluate the needs for Christmas.

If you would like to donate please give me a call at 508-637-1458 or send me an email at

Birdwatching on North and South Ponds
(Posted 8/13/15)

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
(Posted 10/23/15)

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 August, 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.

QQLA Focus

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.

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