2019 Loon Count

Published: Aug. 5, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Monique Landucci has posted the official tally for this year's loon count: 14 adults and no chicks. However, since the time of the of the count on July 20, several people have seen and photographed a single chick, so it appears that at least one pair nested successfully despite the high lake water level this spring. Thanks to Monique for coordinating the count once again and thanks to the 13 volunteer observers.

Photo by Bonny Eicher

Enfield Transfer Station Stickers

Published: July 31, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

All Enfield landowners must have a new (red) sticker to use the transfer station. There is no charge for the sticker and no expiration date. All trash must still be in yellow Enfield bags which are available at the Town Office or the Transfer Station.

Loon and Salmon Club Members-- August 2019

Published: July 28, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Loon Club

  • Bishop, Norma
  • Borja, David & Lori Ann
  • Brann,Joe & Jane
  • Brown,Bill & Sue
  • Cummings, Patricia
  • Fenwood,Jim & Laurie
  • Fogg, Kirk & Jessica
  • Folster,Tim & Kathy
  • Furman,Rocky & Becky
  • Gaetani & Hall
  • Gray-Cobb, Cynthia
  • Hannigan-Wiberg, Calista & Earle
  • Kann & House
  • Kelley,Paul & Tracy
  • Leonard,Ralph
  • L'Italien,Marco & Jean
  • Madden, Derek & Nicole
  • Masterman, John & Margaret
  • Mills,Jeffery & Tammy Invoice
  • Quirk, Tom & Gayle
  • Sargent, Herb
  • Shedd,John & Pat
  • Smith, Ben & Peggy
  • Smith,David & Julianna
  • Thomas,Donna & George
  • Thornton, Brenda
  • Weymouth Pines Limited
  • Wilson, Kimberly

Salmon Club

  • Bishop, Norma  
  • Borja, David & Lori Ann
  • Bourgoin, Keith & Shelly  
  • Brown,Edward & Faye  
  • Eyles,Steve & Alice  
  • Gallant, Gregory & Susan  
  • Gardiner, Kennith & Carolyn  
  • Gray, Ruth  
  • Lafayette, John & Carla  
  • Leonard,Ralph  
  • Lloyd-Taylor Trust  
  • Masterman, John & Margaret  
  • McManus, Geri
  • Quirk, Tom & Gayle  
  • Sargent, James  
  • Shedd, John and Pat
  • Smith, Ben & Peggy  
  • Theriault, Peter & Kortney  
  • Thorton, Brenda


Manuals and Guides to Reduce Water pollution

Published: July 24, 2019

By Cold Stream Pond Camp Owners' Association

Links to a number of manuals, fact sheets, and guides to conservation practices and water pollution are now available in one convenient location on the Maine DEP website. You will find information on buffers, plant lists, and "how-to" things homeowners can do to protect lake water quality. Take a look at the page here.

Thanks to Ray Charest for sharing!


2019 Annual Meeting July 27

Published: July 22, 2019

By Cold Stream Pond Camp Owners' Association


Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 27, 2019


Potluck Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am


  1. Call to Order – 9:00 AM with members self-introduction
  2. Secretary’s Report – Anne Hall
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Report edited & presented by George Thomas
  4. Lake Smart, 319 Grant Jim Fenwood
  5. Cold Stream Pond Loon Count – Judi Oeth
  6. Enfield Road Committee – Tom Quirk


VII. Water Quality Monitoring Update – Joel Deckler

VIII. Guest SpeakerMatt Scott- Retired Biologist

  1. Loon & Salmon Club awards – Ski Winter & Jessica Fogg
  2. Election of Directors
  3. Election of Officers

President Tom Quirk 1-year term

Vice President Jessica Fogg 1-year term

Secretary Anne Hall 1-year term

Treasurer Ben Smith 1-year term

XII. New Business

XIII. Raffle Drawing - Joe Cyr & T.J. Rogers

XIV. Adjourn



Board Meeting – Sept. 4, 2019at Enfield Town Office at 6 PM

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2019 Annual Food Sale at Morgan's Beach

Published: July 3, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Rainy, buggy weather could not keep people away from the annual CSCOA food sale at Morgan’s Beach Pavilion this past Saturday. Some renewed their membership, several at the Loon and Salmon Club levels. Some joined for the first time. At least one came from as far away as Millinocket to sample the delicious items that were generously donated by members.

A total of $785 was raised from sales of food and clothing items and through two generous cash donations from Ralph Leonard and Norma Bishop.

Several people commented that they hadn’t been to Morgan’s Beach in many years, but had great memories of childhood afternoons spent swimming and playing at the beach.

2019 Bass Derby Results

Published: July 3, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Scattered showers may have kept some anglers away  from last Saturday’s bass derby on Cold Stream Pond, but 21 boats were able to land a total of 446 pounds of smallmouth bass.

Adult Division Winners

                First                       Jared Hjort and Leon Gordon                     92.7 pounds

                Second                 Keith Fowler and Derek Lacadie                                40.2 pounds

                Third                      Whitney and Dave Fornier                           39.6 pounds

Kids Division Winners    

                First                       Hunter Miiller                                                    19.75 pounds

                Second                 Breanah Rich                                                      12.4 pounds

                Third                      Ford Madden                                                    8.25 pounds                      

Thank you to Ski Winter for coordinating the event, CSCOA members who helped, and PVHS students and staff who provided food and drinks.

Loon and Salmon Club Members 2019

Published: May 7, 2019

By Cold Stream Pond Camp Owners' Association

Special thanks to all of you who make an extra donation to help support CSCOA efforts to keep Cold Stream Pond clean and beautiful!

Loon Club

  • Norma Bishop
  • David and Lori Ann Borja
  • Joe and Jane Brann
  • Bill and Sue Brown
  • Clarke Family Camp Trust
  • Pat Cummings and Doug Marchio
  • Joe and Suzanne Cyr
  • Jim and Laurie Fenwood
  • Kirk and Jessica Fogg
  • Tim and Kathy Folster
  • Goode Family Trust in Memory of Jane Goode
  • John Gaetani and Anne Hall
  • Anthony and Patrick Gaetani
  • Cynthia Gray Cobb
  • Calista and Earle Hannigan-Wiberg
  • Kann and House
  • Marco and Jean L’Italien
  • John and Carla Lafayette
  • Jeff and Tammy Mills
  • Tom and Gayle Quirk
  • John and Pat Shedd
  • Peter and Lynne Spooner
  • Ben and Peggy Smith
  • Donna and George Thomas
  • Ted and Beth Thomas
  • Brenda Thorton
  • Weymouth Pines Limited
  • James and Carrie Whitney
  • Clifford and Suzie Winter 

Salmon Club

  • David and Lori Ann Borja
  • Keith and Shelly Bourgoin
  • Edward and Faye Brown
  • Suzanne and Joe Cyr
  • Calista and Earle Hannigan-Wiberg
  • Kennith and Carolyn Gardiner
  • Kann and House
  • Derek and Nicole Madden
  • Peter and Lynn Spooner
  • Brenda Thornton
  • Peter and Deborah Dubay
  • Vicki and Shawn Wilcox

Annual Meeting-- Join us at the Grange Hall

Published: May 5, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

The Cold Stream Camp Owners’ Association Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held on July 27, 2019. This year, the meeting will be located at the Ammadamast Grange Hall in Enfield. We will have a pot luck breakfast at 8:00, followed by a presentation by Matt Scott, retired biologist for the State of Maine and general meeting. Matt has studied and monitored lakes in Maine (including Cold Stream Pond) for over 40 years. Please bring a breakfast item to share, or if you get up too late, come anyway! There is always plenty to eat! This is a great time to catch up with neighbors, learn a bit about what CSCOA is doing to protect lake water quality, enjoy a presentation from an expert on Maine lakes and vote on items needing decisions. We will have a raffle and silent auction during the meeting. We hope that the road associations’ reps, who are very important to the lake, will attend. Members and non-members are welcome!

Food Sale -- This Year at Morgan's Beach Pavilion

Published: May 5, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

The Bake/Food Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. It will be held at Morgan’s Beach from 8:00-11:00 am. It is so important for our members to support this with donations of pies, cakes, cookies, home-made jams/jellies, sauces, or home-cooked dishes. This event helps CSCOA do the important work of protecting the lake and connecting us with our neighbors and Cold Stream Pond friends. Donations can be dropped off any time after 7:00 am the day of the sale. Cold Stream Pond clothing, totes, and afghans will be for sale. Please come by, renew your membership, shop, and share some treats.

Boat Parade-- Online Registration Now Available for "Anything Disney"

Published: May 5, 2019

By Anne Hall

Cold Stream Campowners' Association


5th Annual Boat Parade

Cold Stream Pond


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Meet at Webb Cove 12:45

Parade Convoy Begins at 1pm


We will distribute registration numbers prior to the parade or at time of lining up.


Click Here to Register

  1. Registering as a participant in the 2019 Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association Independence Day Boat Parade, you agree to be photographed. Photos may be used on our website and other social media outlets.


2019 Theme: Anything Disney


Put your registration number on your boat where your fellow boaters and the judges can easily spot your number. Remember to get close enough to shore (safely) so that people can see you. If they can't see your number, they cannot vote for you.


Parade Route: The parade will begin at Webb Cove and will continue along the shoreline, past the Enfield Boat ramp, around Morgan's Beach and will end at Gray's Beach.


Place: All boats will meet at Webb Cove by 12:45pm. The lead boat will be John Gaetani, Boat #1. Please form a single line behind the lead boat (you do NOT need to be in numerical order). Please stay in single file or the judges may not be able to see you. The parade convoy will begin at 1:00pm.


Judges: Judges will be placed strategically along the parade route, so you must complete the entire route to be judged.


In the event of severe weather, this event will be cancelled with no rain date. Please list a

contact number so we can send an update or see our website for updates.



Prizes: We will announce the winners shortly after the parade at the Ice Cream Social at Gray’s Beach. 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $40, 3rd Place $25


Safe Boating: All boating rules and laws apply to this event. As Captain, you are responsible for your boat, your crew and your guests. Make sure you have enough fuel for your boat and all required safety gear. Please be considerate of other boats in the parade by keeping consistent boat speed and keep at least three boat lengths between boats. Do not, under any circumstance, throw anything from your boat.


What if: In case your boat becomes disabled, please pull over and either anchor or dock as available. If you can remedy the problem, feel free to re-join the parade as the opportunity presents.


Questions? Call Anne Hall at 207-745-9317 or email amhjeg@roadrunner.com

Bass Derby

Published: May 5, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

DATE: June 29th 2019

TIME: 6:00am – 2:00pm



Old Hatchery Road, Enfield, Maine boat launch on Cold Stream Pond



$25.00 per boat OR $5.00 per child under 12 years old

PAYMENT TO BE PAID TO: CSCOA 109 Abbott Drive, Enfield, ME 04493




1ST. place $150.00 – 2nd place $100.00 – 3rd. place $50.00



1ST Place- Fishing Pole – Life Jacket and Tackle Box

2nd Place -Fishing Pole and Tackle Box

3rd Place -Fishing Pole



Go to wwwcoldstreampond.com or sign up day of the derby at the boat launch



Prizes are for small mouth bass fish only caught during derby hours.

Maine State fishing rules apply.

Boats must be registered and follow Maine boating laws.

Must show good sportsmanship.

Respect camp owners’ shorelines.

Boats and trailers must be free of any invasive plants.

All participants must be at weigh station no later than 2:00pm to qualify.

Winners will be selected by the judges for total weight caught per boat.

All judges’ decisions are final.


Register Here

Enfield Camp Roads Report

Published: May 3, 2019

By Tom Quirk

A tough winter followed by rain this spring has caused havoc with our roads. We need a break in the weather to be able to grade them. A rusty culvert which collapses can block road access for you and your neighbors.This summer we plan to replace as many rusted metal culverts as possible We also will be taking a look at our ditches that are running into our lake.

Do you know who the road contact person is for your camp road?  If you don’t, maybe it should be you. Each road in around the lake Enfield should have a road contract person. Reach out to me if you are interested. I plan on having Enfield’s annual road meeting on Wednesday July 17th at the Enfield Town office at 6pm.

Darold Wooley-- 15 Years of Commitment

Published: May 3, 2019

By Tom Quirk

Since 2004, Darold Wooley has dedicated his time to the Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association. As a member of the Board of Directors and then as Vice President, Darold has used his expertise in water quality to benefit the lake. At the recent Board meeting, Darold announced that he will be stepping down. Thanks Darold, for all your contributions.

New Enfield Rock Rake Policy

Published: May 3, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Enfield Rock Rake Policy

The Town of Enfield's new policy for use of the rock rake is that a permission form must be signed before use. The form is available at the Enfield Town Office Monday through Thursday 7am to 5pm. The rake is only available to qualified Enfield land owners for Enfield roads. We are fortunate that the Town still lets Enfield people borrow the rock rake. Let's be careful when towing and using the rake.


Lower Web Cove Road Report

Published: May 3, 2019

By Brian Libby

The Lower Webb Cove Road Association goes from the Lowell town line to Warp Drive a little over a mile. Our 22 families maintain that section of road by our annual dues. Our challenge is the amount of traffic that uses our section of road without us getting any revenue. There are two other road associations and the whole back side of the lake which includes Enfield and Lowell residents. Another challenge we have is the Enfield residents putting their trash at top of our road overnight uncovered, then we have to clean up the mess. As far as a Road meeting date we generally have it in September after the fly-in over to Greenville. We are very fortunate that the Gardner companies allow me to use their rock rake whenever available

New Septic System Law

Published: May 3, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Governor Mills has signed into law H.P. 179 - L.D. 216 An Act To Protect Water Quality by Standardizing the Law Concerning Septic Inspection in the Shoreland Zone. Effective January 1, 2020, septic systems in the shoreland zone around lakes must be inspected prior to sale of the property and repaired or replaced if found to be malfunctioning. This is a great step forward towards protecting water quality in Maine Lakes. While most septic systems around Cold Stream Pond meet modern standards, there are still a few old systems that have the potential to pollute our lake. This law will require that they be brought up to code before lakefront property can be transferred to a new owner.

Enfield Spring Clean-up

Published: April 25, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

Take a walk on the wild side and help keep Enfield beautiful. The Town of Enfield is willing to donate two trash bags per resident to help clean up winter trash left behind. This is limited to the first twenty residents. Enfield Town Office hours are Monday through Thursday 7am to 5pm.

2018 Loon Count

Published: Aug. 9, 2018

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association-- Simon Hassis photo

This year's loon count ia not quite final yet, but it loooks like 11 adult looons were observed. No chicks were seen during the count, but at least one chick has been seen on the lake since then. Look for a full report from Monique Landucci in the fall newsletter.

2018 Annual Meeting

Published: Aug. 9, 2018

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

This year's annual meeting was well-attended. Members heard updates on LakeSmart, EPA Clean Water Grant progress, and other CSCOA activities. New Loon and Salmon CLub members were recognized. Check the upcoming fall newsletter for full details.

2018 Boat Parade-- A Breezy Success

Published: July 9, 2018

By Jim Fenwood

Christmas in July

Despite brisk winds this past Saturday, seven boatloads of Santas, elves, and other Christmassy characters were able to complete the voyage from Web Cove to Gray's Beach.

Participants included (boat number)

  1. Ed Brown and family
  2. Beth and Bob Enoch
  3. Joe and Sue Cyr and family
  4. The Gaetani family
  5. did not show due to dead battery (Vicki Lindquist)
  6. The Brehaut kids
  7. The Gray family
  8.  no show (the Lemays)
  9. The Garlands

The Enochs once again captured first prize, while the Browns took second place and the Grays third. While not an "official" class, the Brehauts get special ercognition for their outstanding efforts in the "Electric Propulsion" category.

Thanks to organizer Anne Hall, ice cream and clean-up crew the Cyr Family, M.C.Tom Quirk, Ski Winter, and John Gaetani. Thanks to our hawk-eyed judges. And as always, thanks to the Robinsons for the use of their beautiful beach.

2018 Bass Derby

Published: July 2, 2018

By Ski Winter

The Cold Stream Pond Camp Owners Association sponsored the 2018 Cold Stream Pond Bass Derby held this past Saturday, July 30. The event is held each year to help reduce the number of small mouth bass in the lake. Smallmouth bass are not indigenous to Cold Stream Pond and were introduced into the lake sometime before 1995 either by accident or on purpose. President of the Association, Tom Quirk and Chairman of the Derby, Ski Winter along with Jim Fenwood ran the event. Suzie Winter helped out by selling food items in the Pepsi food trailer. There were 31 entries in the derby. The participants landed a total of 455.95lbs of bass. Many bass over 3lbs in weight were brought in.

The winner of the Derby and a prize of $150.00 were Jarod and Leon Hjort with a total weight of 78.2lbs. In second place Brian and Garrett Stoyell won a prize of $100 with a total weight of 46.65lbs. In third place with a prize of $50 was Randy Rock and Whitey Fourier with a total weight of 40.75lbs.

Annual Food Sale

Published: July 2, 2018

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

CSCOA members showed up early to donate and buy tasty food items and snap up Cold Stream hats, shirts, and vests. Anne Hall reports that the baked goods were all gone by 10:00 AM, netting $446. Several new members, including at least one at the Loon Club level, were recruited. Two camp owners also signed up for LakeSmart visits. In all, pproximately $2,300 was collected to be used for important projects that will help protect and improve the water quality of Cold Stream Pond. Thanks to everyone who provided goodies and helped out.

Just one question: Where were all the Whoopie Pies?

2018 CSCOA Maps Available Now

Published: July 1, 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 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.

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.


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.

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


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


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!!


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