Protect the Lake

Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI)

2018 CBI Season – Off to a Great Start


The NPA has funded another season of paid Courtesy Boat Inspectors at the North Pond Public Boat Launch. The membership’s generous donations and the supervision of Amy Soper, the new CBI Director at the 7 Lakes Alliance (formerly the BRCA) have made this possible. Four CBIs put the funding to good use right at the start by conducting 165 inspections over Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks go to Alexis, Chance, and Hansen for helping yours truly to kick off the season. This year the paid CBI schedule is the same as last year at 60 hours a week. That still leaves 24 hours (based on 7-7, seven days a week) not covered by a CBI.


Paid Schedule: 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7-7

Monday 7-5 Tuesday 7-1      

Wednesday & Thursday 7-11


Volunteers are needed:        

Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-7      

Wednesday & Thursday 11-7

Any amount of time volunteers choose to help keep an eye on boats coming into North Pond makes the chance of an invasive aquatic plant infesting our lake is less likely. Won’t you help by choosing a couple of hours each week or every other week to be a volunteer CBI? Training is fast and simple and the T-shirt is free.

For more information, please contact Linda Rice at (207) 313-2494 or email her at

See you on the water’s edge!  Linda, North Pond volunteer CBI Coordinator



Our 2018 Courtesy Boat Inspectors

Chance Towle

Lucas Lenfest

Rachael Gerow

Milfoil and Other Aquatic Invasive Plants

Please take a moment to watch the 12 minute video put together by Lakes Environmental Association in western Maine. You will be enlightened and more informed about Milfoil and why our fight to prevent it from entering our lake is ongoing. We encourage you to go to the sites we have provided to learn more about this and other invasive plants.

CBI Training Video

The following images are what 4 of the 11 most unwanted invasive species look like.