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Boat Parade Scheduled for June 30
(Posted 6/17/19)

The boat parade will commence at 11 am sharp, at South Pond Beach, on Sunday, June 30 2019. Fun, food, and awards. See you there!

Alum Treatment Approved
(Posted 5/11/19)

The first main hurdle has been passed to get the needed alum treatment for the

phosphorus contamination in South Pond. At the town meeting on June 3, the Town of Sturbridge gave a resounding approval to assume the "Host Town Status" for the grant application for a South Pond alum treatment. In addition, they pledged to provide $55,000 towards the program's 'cost sharing.'

The QQLA has also received stated support from the towns of Brookfield and East Brookfield, and we will proceed to file warrants for their cost sharing. We have about 10 months to raise the rest of the money ($55K down, $81.8K to go) to qualify to receive the grant funds which will make the project a reality.

We are grateful to all association members and the QQLA Board of Directors, whose tireless support culminated in this present accomplishment.

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, August 18
(Posted 6/17/19)

Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, August 18 at 9am at YMCA Camp Frank A. Day. Don has invited all the local political leadership. Carl Nielsen will be the speaker.

Minutes of June 10 Board Meeting
(Posted 6/17/19)

Weed treatment, alum treatment, beach management news, and more.

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Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant
(Posted 4/5/18)

On March 2, 2018 there was a public hearing about the SWWTP regarding the plant permit.
The QQLA was represented by several members of the Board of Directors, other members and friends. In addition, the attorney retained by the QQLA for this purpose, Jamie Vander Salm, Esq. was present. The EPA and several employees of the town of Spencer also attended.

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A Discussion of Lake Levels
(Posted 5/25/17)

Lake Quaboag (North Pond) is a natural body of water, with no dam or other level control device. Approximately 75-80 sq mi of watershed contribute runoff to the lake, but rain takes many hours to trickle down. Quaboag crests about 48 – 54 hours after a strong rain event. We’ve noticed that the lake rises about 6” for each 1” of rainfall – prior ground saturation can increase this ratio.

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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.

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