Loon and Salmon Club Members-- October 2019

Published: Oct. 22, 2019

By Cold Stream Pond Camp Owners' Association

Loon Club

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

Salmon Club

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

Thanks for your generous support!

"Swinging a Birch Tree"

Published: Oct. 20, 2019

By Laurie Fenwood

SWINGING ON A BIRCH-TREE. Lucy Larcom 1824-1893 from Childhood Songs

SWINGING on a birch-tree

To a sleepy tune,

Hummed by all the breezes

In the month of June!

Little leaves a-flutterSound like dancing drops

Of a brook on pebbles, —

Song that never stops.


Up and down we seesaw:

Up into the sky;

How it opens on us,

Like a wide blue eye!

You and I are sailors

Rocking on a mast;

And the world's our vessel:

Ho! she sails so fast!


Blue, blue sea around us;

Not a ship in sight;

They will hang out lanterns

When they pass, to-night.

We with ours will follow

Through the midnight deep;

Not a thought of danger,

Though the crew's asleep.


O, how still the air is!

There an oriole flew;

What a jolly whistle!

He's a sailor, too.

Yonder is his hammock

In the elm-top high:

One more ballad, messmate!

Sing it as you fly!


Up and down we seesaw;

Down into the grass,

Scented fern, and rosebuds,

All a woven mass.

That's the sort of carpet

Fitted for our feet;

Tapestry nor velvet

Is so rich and neat.


Swinging on a birch-tree!

This is summer joy,

Fun for all vacation,—

Don't you think so, boy?

Up and down to seesaw,

Merry and at ease,

Careless as a brook is,

Idle as the breeze.



Birches        Robert Frost 1874-1963


When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay
As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
After a rain. They click upon themselves
As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust—
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.
They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load,
And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
So low for long, they never right themselves:
You may see their trunks arching in the woods
Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground
Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair
Before them over their heads to dry in the sun.
But I was going to say when Truth broke in
With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm
I should prefer to have some boy bend them
As he went out and in to fetch the cows—
Some boy too far from town to learn baseball,
Whose only play was what he found himself,
Summer or winter, and could play alone.
One by one he subdued his father's trees
By riding them down over and over again
Until he took the stiffness out of them,
And not one but hung limp, not one was left
For him to conquer. He learned all there was
To learn about not launching out too soon
And so not carrying the tree away
Clear to the ground. He always kept his poise
To the top branches, climbing carefully
With the same pains you use to fill a cup
Up to the brim, and even above the brim.
Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish,
Kicking his way down through the air to the ground.
So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.
It's when I'm weary of considerations,
And life is too much like a pathless wood
Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
From a twig's having lashed across it open.
I'd like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate willfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better.
I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree,
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Clean Water Act Grant Wraps-up

Published: Oct. 19, 2019

By Cold Stream Camp Owners' Association

As the colors of fall begin to fade, so do the sounds of summer. Most of the boats and swimming kids are gone and even the loons seem to have gotten quieter in advance of their departure. But above the swoosh of the waves and the wind, a low grumble can still be heard. It’s the sound of excavators and dump trucks working to complete the remaining projects funded by our EPA Watershed Protection Grant.

Our last big project designed to protect the lake by reducing sediment run-off was recently completed by Treeline Inc.  Initial work on the Birch Lane Project was done by Gardner and Sons in 2017. Ditches on a seriously eroded stretch of the road now have rock armoring and check dams along with seeding and mulching of bare soil.  A new culvert has been installed to help protect the road from future wash-outs.

The Grant has also provided funding for ditch and culvert projects in Lincoln and Enfield and for projects at Morgan’s Beach and the Enfield Town boat landing. The funding comes from a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act grant to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and has been administered by Amy Polyot of the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD).

The CSCOA provided most of the matching funding, either in dollars or in-kind work. Other partners included the Towns of Enfield and Lincoln as well as the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), the PCSWCD, KCSWCD, King Brothers, Gardner and Sons, and Treeline Inc.

Of the nine camp owners who applied for grant funds to complete shoreline projects designed to protect the lake, Jim Gregoire; Betty Keller and John Bennett; Kathleen Baynes and Joel Deckler, Ski Winter completed their projects.  Charlie and Lynn Frazier plan to have their project done this fall.

When the boats and the swimmers and the loons return next spring, the federal grant funds will no longer be available. That doesn’t mean that you won’t be hearing the sounds of heavy equipment. Although CSCOA grants for road associations and camp owners were replaced by the federal grant process for the last three years, they will be resuming in 2020. Some of the projects that were not completed during the term of the grant may be eligible for funding by the CSCOA. The spring newsletter and the web site will have all the details.

What is a check dam?

This picture shows a road ditch improvement practice designed to slow runoff water. Along a ditch located on a slope, the small rock dams “check” the speed of the flow, allowing sediment to drop out behind the dam. The lower velocity is also easier on the ditch banks. These dams have to be cleaned out periodically to maintain their effectiveness.  Notice also that the ditch has vegetation in it. The plants hold the banks and soil of the ditch, preventing erosion and slowing the water. Proper maintenance of roads and ditches helps protect water quality around our lake.

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.