Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 APPA Fishing Derby Results

Here are the results of the 2015 APPA Fishing Derby, which was held on Sunday, August 9, 2015:

Age Group 6 and Under
1st Fish - Ty Tormey
1st Place - Ella Gieryn - 16 inch Bass
2nd Place - Kael Cammarata - 9 and 3/4 inch Bass
3rd Place - Ty Tormey - 8 1/4 inch Bass

Age Group 7-12
1st Place - Trent Golini - 8 inch Bass

Most Fish
Kael Cammarata with 5 Bass

Honorable Mentions
Mia Cammarata
Julia Graichen

2015 APPA Fishing Derby

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Chinese Mystery Snail - Pick Up and Dispose of Them

Now that the water level has been lowered for the winter, we are asking all Arlington Pond residents to pick up and dispose of Chinese Mystery Snails (Cipangopaludina chinensis malleatus) if you encounter them. They are an invasive species and are very hard to control. They cannot be chemically controlled because they are able to open and close the flap on their shell. You can find out more information on the Chinese Mystery Snail on the following websites:

The Maine Invasive Species Site
Wikipedia Entry for Chinese Mystery Snail

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Town of Salem, NH Partners With FB Environmental and Sewage Sniffing Dogs to Identify Human Sources of Bacteria

It was recently announced that the Town of Salem, NH has partnered with FB Environmental from Portsmouth, NH to assist in an effort to conduct preliminary bacteria screening and detection in several Town ponds, including Arlington Pond. According to the press release, this work is intended to be an initial step in identifying water quality issues in Salem’s water bodies and stormwater, and is part of the Town work to comply with EPA Small MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) requirements.

You can download and view all of the promotional materials here:

- 2014 Partnership Flyer

- 2014 Salem NH Canine Workshop Flyer

- 2014 MS4 Canine Workshop Press Release

- Outreach Canines Brochure

About FB Environmental: Environmental Canine Services is the first and only company in the world to scent train canines as a rapid screening method to identify human sources of bacteria in storm drains, rivers, lakes, and other waterbodies. Field tests have shown the dogs are approximately 90% accurate compared with traditional laboratory water tests and are a more efficient and cost effective option for budget-conscious cities and municipalities looking to fix sewer problems and protect swimming beaches, and the water quality of their rivers and lakes.

FB Environmental Associates, established in 2001, is a consulting firm that specializes in directing environmental planning, assessment, monitoring, mapping, and restoration projects for a diverse array of clients. The firm has experience working on water and natural resource projects throughout New England and has worked on numerous bacteria source tracking and mitigation projects.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 2014 APPA Meeting

There will be an APPA Officers, Directors and members meeting on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 9:00 am at the Franz Acres Hall.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Island Cleanup and Cookout

Thanks to everyone for a great time at this year's Island Cookout. Here are some pictures from the event:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

APPA 2014 Boat Parade has been Cancelled

The 2014 APPA Boat Parade has been cancelled due to lack of interest in people signing up.

Friday, July 18, 2014

APPA Event Reminder - Boat Parade

We need boats to enter into the boat parade. We need to have at least 10!!! Please sign up with Sandra and make this a fun event on the lake!!! Cash prizes!

Boat Parade: August 3rd with a rain date of August 10th, no theme, open category! Contact Sandra with questions or more details: sandrajmv@comcast.net or call her at 893-3394