Our annual meeting and barbecue will now be at the Embden Community Center. That is today from 12-2. Ribs, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and drinks will be provided. Merchandise will be on sale as well. Our speaker this year is Betsey Putnam from Redington Fairview General Hosipital. She will be discussing ticks.
This is a message from Ernie Falcone, E.P.A. president.
Boat parade winners:
1st place is boat #4 R & B Blake/unicorn floats
2nd place is boat #1 J. Welch/patriotic enthusiasm
3rd place is boat #8 The Allens/awesome top hats with patriotic baby
Janine will call the winners! It was hard to judge. We used the people around us to help too.
We had two speakers at our annual meeting and barbecue.
Speaker: Game warden, Will Schuman from Newport, spoke about boating safety. Did you know that kayaks and canoes need a sound making device like a whistle in them just as boats do? Did you know that boats all need a throwable cushion as well as a life preserver for each person in your craft?
Speaker: Jennifer Lespersen Here is her bio:
- Jennifer Jespersen is the owner of Ecological Instincts, a small environmental consulting and ecodesign firm located in Manchester, Maine. Jen brings over 20 years of education and experience in the water resources field to help landowners, businesses, municipalities and non-profits to effectively protect and improve important natural resources, and bring about positive environmental change. Jennifer has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science from the University of Maine at Farmington and an M.S. in Ecology & Environmental Science from the University of Maine at Orono. She provides expert technical assistance to lake and watershed groups and municipalities in need of lake monitoring, watershed surveys, watershed plan development and implementation, marketing/outreach, and grant writing. Jen is the Vice President of the Maine Lakes Society, a state-wide environmental education and advocacy organization working to protect all Maine lakes, and served on the Board of Directors for the organization since 2008.
A thank you note from Ernie: To the officers, board members, committee chairs, volunteers who helped this weekend and most importantly to the great members of the Embden Pond Association. I want to offer my sincere thanks for making this 4th of July Welcome Back Breakfast an overwhelming success.
The dedication in honor of Henry and Ellen Hinman was very well attended and I know it was very heartwarming for the Hinman family.
I have never seen so many boats in the parade and everyone out did themselves with the decorations.
I am humbled by the support you all have given me and I promise to continue to work to maintain the quality of Embden Pond our little secret lake in Maine.
Look for some surprises in the fall newsletter and as always I welcome any thoughts and suggestions.
Have a safe, healthy, and happy summer.
Ernie Falcone (Pictures from the Hinman bench dedication can be found on the “boat launch page” of this website and on our Facebook page.)
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