Kay Johnson, President
Jan Santerre, Vice President
Cheryl Brown, Secretary
Margaret Phillips, Treasurer

Hilary Worthen
Chris Reardon
Norm Lamonde
Patterson Shafer
Josh Shoemaker
Christine Conrad
Thomas Comitta
Leslie Watt

A hearty thank you to Mike DiCaprio who resigned from the Board this year, but will continue to maintain our five campsites as he has done for several years! Thanks, Mike!

Doug & Jackie Watt
Leslie & Craig Watt
Thomas & Carolyn Comitta
Pat Shafer

Norm Lamond
Max Hall
Christine Conrad


FOWPA Beginnings

The Beginning of Friends of Wilson Pond: A Maine Land Trust Excerpts from correspondence from Wayne & Ellen Nickerson Poole to Associations 11-27-1990–In 1988 Scott Paper Company indicated that if they were to sell the Rum Mt. shore, they would give the three Wilson Ponds Associations {Wilson Pond Association, Rum Ridge Association and West Shore Association} first refusal. Tom refers to a letter from the Paper Company that is not in our archives. Their time frame for getting something going is the year 1991. The property extends from Rum Brook over the top of Rum Mt., easterly along the ridgeline to Greenville east line, north, then west to the Thoroughfare. There is 9,600 feet of shoreline and approximately 500 acres . There are four state camp grounds near Birch Point. There are two leased lots near the Thoroughfare. Asking price is $600,000. Future access to the area by vehicle could present challenges. Their primary interest is protection of the view. Note the term “viewshed” in his letter. They will entertain a realistic offer. The price is negotiable depending on the structure of the sale. Their pricing is based on $50 per front foot. It is considered a wholesale price. Several suggested we look at the formation of a Conservation Land Trust. A Land Trust would be a separate entity from the Wilson Ponds Associations and could be supported by other than our members. 8-4-1991—At a joint meeting of the Wilson Ponds Associations, Rupert Neily from Maine Coast Heritage Trust discussed the