We are an incredibly active and enthusiastic volunteer membership of a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of East Pond. This lake is a 1,800 acre spring-fed lake located in the towns of Oakland and Smithfield in Maine. Our purpose is to inform and educate interested parties in the ways they can help to protect and improve the water quality of the lake by controlling erosion and run-off and minimizing developmental impact.
The East Pond Association is also partnered in innovative water quality improvement studies and pilot projects through Colby College, the University of Maine, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department. We celebrate the collaboration of these fine institutions and agencies. We hope this website helps you to better understand the delicate ecology of our lake. We welcome you to East Pond! Download Lake Fact. The East Pond Association is a Maine Non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 1997 under the Internal Revenue Code.
The North Pond Association (NPA) was formed in 1985 to construct a dam on Great Meadow Stream that would allow better management of the level of water in the lake. It is made up of dues paying members, 15 of those being volunteer directors. The association’s responsibilities have grown to include testing the lake water, marking hazards and providing funding for courtesy boat inspections to prevent the introduction of invasive plant species like milfoil into our beautiful lake. We hold our annual meeting at Fairview Grange in Smithfield where anyone interested in our lake is encouraged to attend. Our mission is to educate the public on the responsible use of the lake. In 2005 NPA became a 501c3 organization. This means that your donation is fully tax deductible.