The following is a list of committees engaged in projects all supporting the Association's mission statement. If you would like to help, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We welcome assistance whether you're a board member, or an active member.

Database Membership Management Committee

 

Hopkins Dam Committee

 

Island Networking Committee

The Island Committee serves as an advocate for Little Sebago Islanders to ensure that they are an integral part of the lake community.

Loon Protection Committee

 

Membership Committee

 

Road Association Networking Committee

 

Safety Patrol Committee

The objective of the Safety Patrol Program is to promote positive relationships with lake residents and daily visitors by advocating safe boating practices through safety education.

We do this by:

  • Managing the patrol boat schedule
  • Maintain a daily log book
  • Communicate with the State of Maine Warden Service and manage shift schedule
  • Hiring and training captains to pilot the patrol boat
  • Send in payroll hours for processing
  • Stocking the boat with promotional items and safety material hand outs
  • Stocking the patrol boat with adequate life jackets and emergency equipment
  • Working with Cumberland County Sheriff Department to plan and sponsor the annual  NASBLA Boating Safety Course

Strategic Planning Committee

 

Watershed Protection Committee

 


Association Projects and Programs

The following are some of the projects and ongoing programs tasked by the Association. We have Board members and volunteers assisting to accomplish the work year after year. If any of these are your expertise and you have the time to help, please contact us! 

Courtesy Boat Inspections Program

 

Educational Program

 

Endowment Program

 

Financial Program

 

Fleet Operations and Maintenance Program

 

Fund Raising Projects

 

Government Relations Program

 

Grant Writing Projects

 

Lake Recreational Programs

This effort is aimed at promoting fun activities on the lake, bringing together members and visitors for good times. The annual Pirate Parade has become a huge favorite growing the flotilla to 50 ships plundering and riding the high seas of Little Sebago.

Lower Narrow Restoration Program

 

LSLA Promotional Merchandise Program

The association maintains an inventory of lake memorabilia for all to purchase and cherish. The goods include calendars featuring local photographers' shots of the lake's scenery, various lake branded keepsakes, and articles of clothing branded with Little Sebago logos. 

Milfoil Operations Management Program

 

Social Media Management

LSLA communicates to members and visitors the latest news and issues regarding our lake. Channels used to inform include the Association's website, Facebook, biannual newsletters, and various email notifications. 

Water Quality Management Program 

 

Lake Conservation Practices

The following are some before and after photos of lake conservation practices supplied by the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.cumberlandswcd.org.

In these pictures, the roof dripline trench before and after demonstrating simple practice to infiltrate stormwater coming off roof. Approximately 600 gallons of water will flow off a 25-foot by 40-foot roof during a 1-inch rainstorm!

 

Before and after of a shoreline planting at a residential property on Long Lake. CCSWCD has a sheet of common shorefront native plants and we can assist any lake landowner in obtaining native plant discounts from local nurseries. Trees and shrubs are recommended for long term shorefront stabilization. There are many low growing shrub options and ways to landscape with native plants while maintaining lake views.

 

Shorefront stabilized with defined pathways, native plants, and erosion control mulch. This photo was from a site addressed on Forest Lake but it shows the importance of defining walkways to stabilize shorefronts and prevent sediment from washing into the lake.

 

Another walking path example: this one is of the Skilling's property on Little Sebago Lake. Washed crushed stone can be used to create walking path yet it is not always desirable for bare feet users. Many people will install use Erosion Control Mulch and/or install garden stepping stones. Bringing material (mulch, loam, crushed stone,...) into the shorefront zone does require a permit-by-rule (http://www.maine.gov/dep/land/nrpa/ip-pbr.html)  to be submitted to the State of Maine as well as a Shoreland Protection application with the town. CCSWCD can assist with permit applications for shorefront water quality protection efforts.

 

Eroded pathway to shorefront on Mount Hunger Shore Road stabilized with crushed stone infiltration steps.

 

 

 

The LSLA has a number of committees and programs undertaking regular work to further the protection of our lake. Board members as well as volunteer general members all pitch in on their missions. The LSLA is always looking for help from the membership as many hands make for light work!

Executive Committee

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Dam Committee

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Loon Committee

Purpose: The Loon Committee works to preserve loons and their habitat on Little Sebago Lake.

Responsibilities: The Committee monitors activities, reports results, and educates lakeshore residents and those who visit the lake.  Efforts are often in coordination with other scientific and non-profit organizations, with local focus on understanding and remediating human impact.

Membership / Data Base Committee

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Milfoil Committee

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Nominating Committee

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Strategic Marketing & Recruiting Committee

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Helping Hands 

Programs

The following are regular programs both Directors and members all pitch in to accomplish. These programs depend on volunteer time to carry out. Without these efforts, our time on the lake would certainly be less enjoyable. Please join and help out where you can, we all need each other's hand.

Buoy Program

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Courtesy Boat Inspection Program

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Fleet Maintenance Program

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Lower Narrow Restoration Program

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Road Association Liaison Program 

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Safety Patrol Program

Purpose: The major objective of the Safety Patrol Program is to promote positive relationships with lake residents and daily visitors by advocating safe boating practices through safety education.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the patrol boat schedule Maintain a daily log book
  • Communicate with the State of Maine Warden Service and manage shift schedule
  • Hiring and training captains to pilot the patrol boat
  • Send in payroll hours for processing
  • Stocking the boat with promotional items and safety material hand outs
  • Stocking the patrol boat with adequate life jackets and emergency equipment
  • Working with Cumberland County Sheriff Department to plan and sponsor the annual NASBLA Boating Safety Course

Watershed / CCSWCD Liaison Program

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Water Quality

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