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Quaboag Quacumquasit

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Garden Flower Photo Contest Winners
(posted 8/23/21)

This has been our most successful contest to date: 85 Garden Flower submissions plus 28 Wild Flower submissions; a total of 113 flower photos submitted! We expected we would have about SIX photos to show to the general membership at the Annual Meeting to conduct the final judging, but the pre-judging resulted in a total of ELEVEN photos because there were too many great shots that were, in the words of the judges, "just too good to leave out."

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Summer 2021 Newsletter
(posted 8/11/21)

The Summer 2021 Newsletter can now be downloaded in PDF format.


Minutes of July 28 Board Meeting
(Posted 8/4/21)

News about flow barrier, membership, fundraising, Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant, weed treatment, and more.

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Winners of Winter 2020-21 Winter Photo
(Posted 3/22/21)

WINNER - the 'best photo' was at the top of every judge's list - unanimous winner: Barbara Klimavich, with her photo "Just a Perfect Moment". Barbara Has a previous win (Our first contest in 2017) plus a previous Second Place + a previous Third Place. A trifecta. Note there has never before been a unanimous decision by the judges, a measure of the quality of this photo - stunning.

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Spring/Summer Photo Contest
(Posted 6/7/21)

FINALLY we have some warm weather and rainfall to bring up the garden’s flowers.
Whether in the garden or hiking a trail nearby there is suddenly the rush of spring to enjoy.

The height of the beauty – the easiest to capture in a photograph -- FLOWERS.
Time to go out to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and take some pictures.

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Alum Treatment Approved
(Posted 5/11/19)

The first main hurdle has been passed to get the needed alum treatment for the
phosphorus contamination in South Pond. At the town meeting on June 3, the Town of Sturbridge gave a resounding approval to assume the "Host Town Status" for the grant application for a South Pond alum treatment. In addition, they pledged to provide $55,000 towards the program's 'cost sharing.'

The QQLA has also received stated support from the towns of Brookfield and East Brookfield, and we will proceed to file warrants for their cost sharing. We have about 10 months to raise the rest of the money ($55K down, $81.8K to go) to qualify to receive the grant funds which will make the project a reality.

We are grateful to all association members and the QQLA Board of Directors, whose tireless support culminated in this present accomplishment.

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QQLA Annual Meeting Minutes
(Posted 9/8/20)

The QQLA Annual Meeting was held at Camp Frank A. Day on Sun. Aug 23.

The minutes include news about the bridge replacement, the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant, weed treatment in both ponds, and more.

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Donate Now

You can now donate to the Quaboag Quacumquasit Lake Association directly through this website. Credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal are accepted. Just push this button ... and thanks!

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Welcome to QQLA

QQLA is a volunteer, non-profit organization of nearly 200 member families dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of our two lakes (Quaboag and Quacumquasit are better known as North and South Ponds, and are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge Massachusetts) and the surrounding watershed through the promotion of responsible, effective environmental policies.


QQLA Focus

Maintain healthy lake environment and water quality though regular water testing.

* Monitor for invasive vegetation species, algae, and phosphorus and other pollutants.
* Use best practices to manage water quality issues.
* Educate the lake community on best environmental practices.
* Communicate and coordinate our activities with the three towns, Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge and the Mass DEP.
* Foster and encourage a sense of community for QQLA members.
* Monitor water flow direction.
* Participate with East Brookfield in the operation of the flow barrier to prevent high water backflow into South Pond.

We invite you to tour this website and learn more about QQLA activities and encourage your involvement in QQLA.


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