2018 CPIA Annual Meeting

Please join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting to catch up on Pond projects and more! 

Annual Meeting
June 16, 2018, 9:00  – 10:00 AM
Sherry Andre’s Residence, 5 Wedgewood Drive, Windham ME


  • Convene and Introductions
  • Secretary’s /Treasurer’s Reports Grants & Other Funding
  • Dam Report
  • DASH Boat/ Milfoil Control Efforts
  • Pond Donations
  • New Business
  • Election of Officers and Board

DASH Boat Shuttle –hitch a ride to the meeting at 8:45am, Patterson’s dock 92 Emerson Drive.

Driving directions to Andre Residence: off 115, turn onto Running Brook Road; follow up and around end of Collins Pond. Take right at top of hill onto Collinwood Circle. Go to end. Wedgewood Drive is on right – go straight down it. It is the red/brown house,#5, on right at bottom.  
DASH Shuttle Boat: you may hitch a ride on the DASH Boat at 8:45 am at the Patterson dock at 92 Emerson Drive.
Paddle Directions:  dark red/brown house with lots of windows and all the white railings on the eastern side of the pond – pretty much straight across from Emerson/Fern “beach” and to left of little cove – Cedar dock with bench and kayak boarding dock.

You can contact  CPIA Board Members at collinspondme@gmail.com

5 Ways Collins Pond Residents Can Help With Water Clarity

Use no-phosphorus fertilizer on lawns and gardens
Be sure to check the bags when you buy them. Look for the package formula of nitrate-phosphorus-potassium, such as 22-0-15. The middle number, representing phosphorus, should be 0.
Keep grass clippings in the lawn
When mowing the grass, avoid blowing grass clippings into the street, where they wash into storm sewers that drain to lakes and rivers.
Keep leaves and other organic matter out of the street
Again, streets drain to storm sewers, which in turn drain to rivers and lakes.
Sweep it
Sweep up any grass clippings or fertilizer spills on driveways, sidewalks and streets.
Leave a wide strip of deep-rooted plants along shoreland
Instead of planting and mowing turfgrass here, plant wildflowers, ornamental grasses, shrubs or trees. These plantings absorb and filter runoff that contains nutrients and soil, as well as provide habitat for wildlife.