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Please join us on January 30 in Augusta and speak up in support of LD 56.

LD56: "An Act To Ban the Use of Personal Watercraft on Lower Wilson Pond and Upper Wilson Pond" Sponsored by Representative Paul Stearns


January 30, 2019 @ 10 am
Cross Building, Room 206
Augusta, Maine

If you are not able to attend the public hearing, you can make your voice heard by emailing or writing to Clerk of the Joint Standing Committee of the IFW.  In your letter or email, you must reference LD#56.   

e-mail  Linda.Lacroix@Legislature.Maine.gov
USPS mail     Linda Lacroix, Committee Clerk

Cross Building, Room 206
c/o Legislative Information Office
100 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

In-person Testimony on January 30:
If you are able to attend and provide testimony this is what to do:

  1. Bring 20 copies of your testimony to be given to the Clerk when it is your time to address the Committee. (Friends will reimburse the cost of copies if an invoice or receipt is provided)
  2. Depending on the number of people wishing to speak, your time could be as little as 3 minutes. Suggest you prepare for a short and long version of your testimony. Usually a person is allowed to speak only one time.
  3. Begin your testimony this way:

Begin with “Senator Dill, Representative Nadeau, Members of the IF&W Committee, My name is___________ and I am here today in support of LD56—then tell why."

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As you may know, LD56 was unanimously declared OUGHT NOT TO PASS by the Joint Standing Committee of the IF&W. Only one member, Mr. Martin, stated his reason for his Ought Not To Pass vote. That was because the Lower Pond has a public boat launching area. The rest of the Committee did not say anything.

I think that this process put the issue in the forefront and a conversation among the private citizens attending, both pro and con, will bring a new perspective of concern for safety of humans and wildlife, especially the loons, the environment, and the quiet of Wilson Ponds.

Thanks to all of you for your responsiveness to this issue.

Warm Regards,
Kay Johnson
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In 1991 the Friends of Wilson Pond Area, Inc. acquired a 150 acre conservation easement on Plum Creek Timber Company's land along the eastern and southern shores of Lower Wilson Pond. This easement guarantees no development within 500 feet of the pond along nearly 3 miles of the shore from Rum Brook to Upper Wilson Pond Thoroughfare - forever.

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