The Cold Stream Camp Owners’ Association (CSCOA), now with over 180 members, is dedicated to protecting and improving the water quality of Cold Stream Pond. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all dues and donations are tax deductible.
Cold Stream Pond is located within the towns of Lowell, Lincoln and Enfield. With a surface area of 3,628 acres, the lake has more than ten miles of shoreline. This frontage includes over three miles that are zoned as resource protection (250’ setback). But, with more than 500 lake-front properties, storm-water runoff from roads, homes and lawns causes erosion and sedimentation which have become the most important problems we face in protecting the water quality for future generations.
Some activities supported by member dues and our annual foodsale include:
In addition to self-supporting activities,our association receives financial aid from the Town of Enfield for Lake Water Quality Preservation. Using these donations, CSCOA upgrades Enfield camp roads to reduce uncontrolled storm water runoff. Also, in 2015, the CSCOA was awarded an EPA 319 Clean Water Grant for projects in all three towns to protect lake water quality. The Towns of Enfield and Lincoln, Gardner Logging, The State of Maine, and The Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District are partners..
Many of these measures would not have been completed without the continued support of the Town of Enfield Special thanks to the Budget Committee, Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and all residents for helping keep Cold Stream Pond one of the cleanest lakes in Maine.