2018 CSCOA Maps Available Soon

Published: June 14, 2018

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Thanks to the hard work of Julie Nadeau, Dave Sandilands, Dave Cook (and others), the newly updated 2018 CSCOA Cold Stream Pond Map will be available soon. Members are entitled to one free map. Additional copies can be purchased for $15.00. Pick up yours at the food sale on June 30 or the Annual Meeting on July 28.

Annual Loon Count

Published: June 11, 2018

By Monique Landucci

Monique Landucci will once again coordinate this year's loon count and is in need of additional volunteer counters. As in the past, each counter will be assigned a section of the lake and all surveys will be done at the same time on the morning of Saturday, the 21st. Contact her at moniquestuart@gmail.com or 732-3997 for more information. Last year we tallied 12 adults and 2 chicks. This year, a pair of loons were observed nesting across from the Enfield boat launch, but seem to have abandoned the nest. We'll see if they re-nest.

The analysis of the 2017 state-wide loon count is available here. The briefest summary is that the estimate for adults has stayed the same but the chick count was up for a third year in a row. This is always a good sign. Maine’s loon population is stable and our loons are nesting successfully.

Thank you all again for your help in counting our loons. We couldn’t do it without you!

Kiosk Refurbished

Published: May 30, 2018

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

The information kiosk at the Enfield town boat launch got a new coat of paint recently. The bulletin board was originally erected and maintained by Steve Greenleaf and family, Thanks to the work of CSCOA volunteers Tom Quirk and Laurie Fenwood, the kiosk now can display information on both sides. Take a look there for CSCOA and LakeSmart information on one side and Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife information on the other side. "Thank you", Nels Kramer for putting up new posters.

Food Sale Planned for June 30

Published: May 25, 2018

By CSCOA

This year’s sale will be held at the Enfield Senior Center on Saturday, June 30 from 8:00-11:00 am. Donations can be dropped off after 7:00 am. Items donated in the past have included pies, breads, cookies, homemade jams, sauces, and glassware. All are appreciated. Cold Stream Pond clothing and afghans will also be available for purchase. Come replenish your stock of Whoopee Pies, renew your membership, reconnect with friends, and round out your summer wardrobe!

CSCOA To Sponsor Bass Derby

Published: May 25, 2018

By CSCOA

Rain or shine, on June 30, same day as the food sale, the CSCOA will sponsor a bass fishing derby to reduce the population of introduced small mouth bass in Cold Stream Pond. The derby will be held at Gary Stover Beach. Check-in begins at 6:000 am. Weigh in ends at 2:00 pm. Entry fee is $25 per boat. Registration information and derby rules are available here.  A registration form can be down-loaded or can be completed the day of the derby.

Prizes:  Boat with largest weight $150, second largest weight $100, third largest weight $50.

4th Annual Boat Parade and Ice Cream Social

Published: May 25, 2018

By Cold Stream Pond Camp Owners' Association

Ho, Ho, Ho! The theme for this year’s boat parade on Saturday, July 7, will be “Christmas in July. “ As in the past, the boats will gather in Webb Cove at 12:45. At 1:00 pm, the convoy will head along the shoreline, past the Enfield boat ramp, and end at Gray’s Beach where the winners will be announced and ice cream will be served.  The parade will not be rescheduled if severe weather causes cancellation.

Registration information will be available at the annual food sale or here. Or contact Anne Hall for details and registration at amjeg@roadrunner.com, 207-745-9317.

Breakout the tinsel and twinkling lights and join the fun!

EPA 319 Watershed Grant Update

Published: May 25, 2018

By Jim Fenwood

We are now in the second and final year of implementing Cold Stream Pond Watershed Protection Grant projects. You should soon be seeing completed ditch and culvert improvements at sites around the lake. Some funding is still available for road association projects designed to improve or protect lake water quality but projects need to be submitted soon. Send a description of your proposed project to inbox@coldstreampond.com or call Jim Fenwood at 20-732-4320 before July 1.

Working with LakeSmart volunteers, several landowners will be implementing projects to benefit the lake and improve their property this summer. Grant cost-share funding is still available for a few additional camp owners. To learn how to apply for funding, contact Laurie Fenwood at lfenwood@gmail.com or 207-732-4320.

Ice-Out

Published: May 25, 2018

By CSCOA, Photo by Benson Gray

According to Facebook posts by folks who were here to see it happen, the last of the ice went out this year on April 29. Ice-out dates back to 1950 are posted under Lake Information except for 2017. If anybody has the date of last year’s ice-out, please send it to inbox@coldstreampond.com.

By-law Changes

Published: May 25, 2018

By Ben Smith

At the annual meeting last July, CSCOA members approved three changes to our by-laws. One redefined what constituted a quorum in order to address certain issues, and the other two dealt with proxy voting by members and directors, adding email and text messaging as acceptable means of granting proxies. View the full bylaw text here and to download a copy of a proxy form that you can send to the annual meeting if you are unable to attend.

Annual Meeting Scheduled for July 28

Published: May 24, 2018

By CSCOA

Saturday, July 28th is the date for this year’s meeting at the Enfield Station School. The schedule will a bit different from previous years. A business and general meeting will occur first at 8:00. At 9:00, following the business meeting, we will have a potluck celebration for Teresa Thurlow who is retiring after 30+ years of service, first as Code Enforcement Officer and later as Town Manager as well. Members and non-members are invited to attend. Please bring a breakfast item to share. This is a great opportunity to visit with our Cold Stream neighbors, have discussions, hear about what the CSCOA volunteers are doing for our lake, and congratulate Teresa on her retirement.

 

 

 

Road Meetings Scheduled

Published: May 23, 2018

By CSCOA

Enfield Roads—August 9, 6:00 pm, Town Office

Upper Webb Cove Road Association-- TBA

Lower Webb Cove Road Association-- TBA

Webb Cove Owners Association—August 4

Millett-Mallett Road Association-- July7, 7:00pm

WWI Veterans Memorial Rebuilt

Published: Aug. 9, 2017

By Tom Quirk

Have you have noticed that the World War II memorial has been missing from its placement next to the Town office for the past two months? It has now been replaced by a new memorial built by one of our Cold Stream Camp Owners’ Association directors, Ski Winter. The new, rebuilt sign is constructed of cedar and covered with several coats of paint to protect it from our weather. The names and words were carved with a computerized carving system. The system is called a CNC Router and Ski says he was taught how to use this by a friend of his who is a fulltime resident on Page Road - Michael Blass. Many thanks to Theresa Thurlow for having the foresight to have the memorial re-built. And thanks to Ski Winter for donating so much of his time and material to continue honoring our veterans. 

Ski has carved two other signs for our Cold Stream Pond Community: the Laing Park Sign located on the corner next to the old Enfield General Store, and the community playground sign for West Enfield, in honor of James Blanch. After carving these two signs, he was asked to rebuild the World War II Memorial as the original one was not in good repair. The original sign was built with great love and appreciation for our service members’ gift to our country. We are not sure of the year that the first sign was built or repaired, or who repaired it, but we appreciate their work. We also thank all of our veterans, not just the ones from WWII, but all who have served and given of themselves to our country and our freedom.

Ski is a summer resident living on Page Road. He has been coming to Enfield each year, June through September, since his retirement in 2006. He comes for the beauty of our lake, the friends he has made here, and also to escape the heat of Alabama in the summer! Ski’s father, Clifford M. Winter, Jr., served in the Army Air Corps and then the Air Force. Cliff served during the Korean War with two tours of duty.  He ended his career during the Vietnam War in Selma Alabama at Craig AFB.

Just as his father did, Ski feels more at home serving others. Ski has given carvings of service members for many veterans in Alabama. Earlier this summer Ski even borrowed the road rake to repair Page Road; that was an hour or two of hard raking. He did not ask for the Camp Owners Association to work on the road, but took it upon himself to make the repairs.

This sets up my thoughts about Cold Stream Pond. There are so many of our residents that give a great deal to our lake with love and care. It is time that we all think of ways that we can give back to our lake and community. As in the words of John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." We need to substitute the word Lake for the word country. Our Cold Stream Pond Community needs all of our help to continue to thrive.

2017 Loon Count Results

Published: Aug. 5, 2017

By Monique Landucci

I very much appreciate and am grateful to all the volunteers who stepped up to help out this year! We were among 850 volunteers through Audubon surveying 304 lakes and ponds across the state. I’ve received all the reports back and am sending the results to the Maine Audubon today. We had a total of 12 adult loons and 2 chicks. One of our new loon counters, Lisa Oettenger, observed the baby chicks and wrote that they looked like “tiny balls of fluff!” Adorable!!

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 LOON COUNTERS

Lisa Oettenger

Joel Deckler & Kathleen Baynes

Donne & William Chubbock

Jane Brann

Julie Nadeau

Jim & Laurie Fenwood

David & Glenda Johnston

David & Laura Cook

Melinda Goslin

Some fun loon facts…. according to Susan Gallo from Audubon, loons are great indicators of lake quality. Loons are fish eaters - they fish by sight and depend on clear, clean water to see them. A typical loon family of two adults and two chicks consumes about 900 pounds of fish each summer. Loons lay their eggs between May 15 and June 15 and the eggs hatch about a month later. One of the most asked questions about our loons is “Where do the loons go in winter when the lake is frozen?” The answer is that they follow the fish — they head to the Atlantic coast.if you would like more information about loons in Maine, check out the Audubon website

See past years counts here.

New Officers

Published: Aug. 3, 2017

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Vice President Darold Wooley presents outgoing President Dave Cook with a photo of the island in recognition of his ten+ years of service.

Tom Quirk will assume the duties of president as well as continuing in his role as Enfield Camp Road Commissioner. TJ Rogers is our newest board member.

Check back here for full meeting minutes once they are compiled.

Cold Stream Pond Watershed Protection Grant Implementation Gets Underway

Published: July 13, 2017

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Photo: Recently the Town of Enfield crew installed rocks provided by King Brothers Construction to better define and protect the vegetated buffer which helps filter run-off entering Cold Stream Pond at the Town boat launch site.

The implementation of the Cold Stream Pond Watershed Protection Project has finally begun. Funded by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the grant (also known as a 319 Grant) is the result of several years of hard work by Cold Stream Camp Owners’ Association (CSCOA) members, starting with a watershed survey in 2010. The purpose of the project is to protect and improve Cold Stream Pond water quality by reducing sediment that delivers phosphorus to the lake.

Total funding will be $94,295. A little more than half of this amount will come from the EPA. The rest will be in the form of both cash and “in-kind” services. The CSCOA will provide the largest share-- $17,171, half cash and half in-kind. The rest, primarily donated labor, will come from The Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD), Town of Enfield, Town of Lincoln, and Gardner Logging Services. Individual camp owners can also contribute through cost sharing for shore land buffer projects, either through dollars or labor and materials. The project began in May with the first meeting of a steering committee that will oversee implementation. Amy Polyot of the PCSWD will serve as project manager.

Camp owners around Cold Stream Pond have received information on how to apply for funding to implement conservation measures on their property. Practices eligible for cost-sharing will include establishing buffer vegetation, dripline trenches, dry wells, erosion control mulching, infiltration steps, pathways, plunge pools, reshaping of driveways, turnouts, bank stabilization, rip-rapping, open-top culverts, and other best management practices (BMPs).

Funding from the grant will cover up to 75% of the cost of the conservation measures at each property. Land owners will be responsible for providing a match of at least 25%. Highest priority for receiving grant funding will go to properties identified as sites that have the greatest potential for reducing sediment run-off into the lake. Visits by certified LakeSmart volunteers will be used to develop site-specific plans and rank the sites.

Also under the grant, the CSCOA will expand implementation of the LakeSmart program which began in in 2015. At the request of landowners, certified volunteer screeners will visit lakeside properties to evaluate the property’s ability to prevent sediment and other pollution from entering the lake. A detailed list of recommendations and appropriate BMPs will be provided to each landowner following the visit.

Camp owners on Cold Stream Pond can email Laurie Fenwood at LakeSmart@fenwood.org to schedule a visit. Camp owners on other lakes can contact the Maine Lakes Society (mshannon@mainelakesociety.org) about setting up a LakeSmart program for their lake.

Work on high-priority road improvement projects has also begun. These will include reshaping, armoring, and vegetating ditches; stabilizing culvert inlets and outlets with stone; installing check dams and plunge pools; creating turn-outs and diversions; and re-shaping and crowning.

Implementation of the grant will occur over the next two years, with projects planned for Enfield, Lincoln, and Lowell. Updates will soon be available on the CSCOA web site (coldstreampond.com), which is undergoing a major redesign. Camp owners or road associations around Cold Stream Pond interested in proposing a cost-share project or submitting a road project for funding should email the CSCOA at inbox@coldstreampond.com.

2017 Boat Parade Theme : Island Luau

Published: July 11, 2017

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Eight boats arrayed in Pacific Island finery paraded from Webb Cove, past shore-side onlookers, to land at Gray's Beach for an ice cream social. Robert and Beth Enochs (Boat 9) took top honors this year. Boat 7 with David and Nicole Sandilands took second place honors. Peg and Ben Smith on Boat 11 placed third.

Many thanks to the Cyr Family for the ice cream and to the Robinsons for allowing the use of their property. Anne Hall gets credit for organizing the event. And everyone else gets a great big participation trophy for having so much Island spirit!

See more photos on the Photos page.

2017 Food Sale

Published: July 10, 2017

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

By the time the last whoopie pie and Cold Stream tote bag headed out the door of the Enfield Senior Center, $2,352.50 had been taken in by the volunteers staffing the annual food sale. Proceeds from the sale will help us fund the Cold Stream Pond Watershed Protection Project that will be implemented over the next two years. Thanks to everyone who donated food and other items.

Loon and Salmon Club Members

Published: July 10, 2017

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Thanks to everyone whose extra membership donations qualify them for the Salmon ($50.00) or Loon ($100) clubs. Salmon Club members will be recognized with a a thank you card featuring a reproduction of a watercolor by Laurie Fenwood. Loon Club members will receive loon plaque carved by Ski Winter.

Loon Club

  • Joe and Jane Brann
  • Bill and Sue Brown
  • David and Laura Cook
  • Joe and Suzanne Cyr
  • Jim and Laurie Fenwood
  • John Gaetani and Anne Hall
  • Calista and Earle Hannigan
  • Kann and House
  • Paul and Tracy Kelly
  • Jeff and Tammy Mills
  • Tom and Gayle Quirk
  • Ben and Peggy Smith
  • Donna and George Thomas
  • Ted and Beth Thomas
  • James and Carrie Whitney
  • Tim and Kathy Folster
  • James Sargent

Salmon Club

  • Edward and Faye Brown
  • Michael Cyr
  • Suzanne and Joe Cyr
  • Tom and Gayle Quirk
  • John and Pat Shedd
  • Brenda Thornton
  • Theresa Rossell
  • Weymouth Pines Limited
  • Marilyn Dolan