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Evergreen Credit union Water Adventure Fundraising Raffle

Enter the Evergreen Credit Union raffle to help raise funds for deserving non-profits, and you might be the lucky winner of a L. L. Bean solo kayak, paddle and equipment.

Once again Collins Pond Improvement Association has been chosen as one of beneficiaries. Your support will not only help CPIA mission to fight to control/eradication of invasive species in our pond & watershed but to support our neighboring lakes, food pantries & the Animal Refuge League and their missions!

New this year you can purchase your tickets online. Click here to support Collins Pond by purchase tickets. Four Water Adventure packages are being raffled!

  • 2 Entries $5
  • 5 Entries $10
  • 20 Entries $20

Collins Pond Improvement Association is grateful to Evergreen Credit Union for their generosity, trust and most importantly their commitment in our mission of protecting Maine’s natural resources.


Hello CPIA Friends

We’re throwing a potluck and we sure hope that you will come! Please bring something to share and beverage.

Little Meeting House
723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham Maine
Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:00PM

Water Adventure Raffle raises funds for local Maine lakes

Enter to win and help us raise funds for deserving non-profits.

Twelve lucky winners* will receive one of the following:

Fundraising raffle tickets available at any Evergreen branch location up to July 16th. 

Ticket Prices:

  •    2 for $5
  •    5 for $10
  •    20 for $20

Details visit:

All proceeds benefit:

*You do not need to be a member of Evergreen Credit Union to win, and there is no limit to the number of raffle tickets any person can purchase.  Winners do not need to be present to win. 3 winners will be drawn at each of our 4 branches. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email within 5 business days. If a winner fails to respond by August 1, 2019, they forfeit the prize. Sponsors have no liability once the winner receives their prize.  Retail value of each of the three prizes is between $250 and $600. Winners of the Inflatable Paddleboard Package will receive a 1099 Tax Form for 2019 filing and must complete IRS Form W-2G.  Employees (full or part time) and Board Members of Evergreen Credit Union and their families are not eligible to participate.

New England Milfoil is back!

The crew from New England Milfoil will be back at work removing milfoil from Collins Pond. Grants from the Maine DEP and the Town of Windham are helping to support this work, along with your donations.

NE Milfoil Schedule:

  • Sunday June 30 – Wednesday, July 3rd. (Two DASH boats working during this time.)
  • Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26th ( One DASH Boat)

Here are some ways you can help with the effort!

  1. Click on the DONATE button to assist in this effort.
  2. Rake up lose milfoil from your shoreline.
  3. Help find a location nearby to accepted the milfoil we harvest or if you have land you can allocate for this purpose, please email Roger or Cheryl at or The further away New England Milfoil has to travel to dispose the milfoil, the less time they have to harvest on our pond.
Did you know Milfoil is touted as a wonderful fertilizer for gardens. See below links to articles on how milfoil is being used on organic farms.

2019 Annual CPIA Meeting

Please join us for the 2019 Annual Meeting to catch up on Pond projects and more!

June 22, 2019
Nancy Cleveland’s Residence, 52 Sposedo Rd, Windham ME

Please bring a chair


  • 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

Emily Jeane Libby

Our deepest sympathy go to Nancy Cleveland for the loss of her Mother a long time resident of Collins Pond.

Emily Jeane Libby  passed away on Dec 23 at home looking out over our beloved Collins Pond with Nancy at her side .  She had turned 96 just after Thanksgiving and had lived year round on  Collins Pond  since 2001.  Nancy’s father’s grandfather built the family camp that is now Nancy’s home.  Her  parents brought her and her siblings out to Collins Pond on weekends every summer.

The obituary celebrating a long life, well lived