TLEA Education efforts include:

  • Publishing the TLEA newsletter, The Observer, mailed to over 1000 Thompson Lake property owners at least once a year, and to 530 TLEA members three times per year – with updates on Watershed Protection efforts, as well as all TLEA Programs and issues affecting the Lake.
  • Holding the Annual Meeting of the Thompson Lake Environmental Association each August, providing members and guests with information regarding lake protection and TLEA efforts toward remediation.
  • Outreaching to property owners and providing do-it-yourself solutions to erosion issues, as well as providing YCC assistance if requested.
  • Informing property owners about TLEA LakeSmart Program; and performing property inspections and providing a written summary of findings and recommendations for remediation for approximately 20 properties each year.  LakeSmart is an education and reward program that helps lakefront homeowners manage landscapes in ways that protect water quality.  The program is free, non-regulatory, and voluntary. Participating homeowners receive individualized suggestions for keeping pollutants in stormwater out of our lake waters
  • Educational updates to the TLEA Website regarding Watershed Survey Report & Plan, LakeSmart, Youth Conservation Corp, Courtesy Boat Inspections, and reporting results from annual Water Clarity and Water Quality Testing. Links for receiving further information and personal assistance for remediation efforts.
  • Funded and sent a hardcopy of Thompson Lake Watershed Survey Report – May 2023 to 130 residential property owners whose property was identified with either a high or medium erosion impact issue; along with personalized property-specific data and information regarding remediation options.   Providing the same report on the TLEA website for owners with property having low impact issues.
  • Special mailings to new property owners on the Lake, welcoming them and offering access to TLEA’s programs and information resources regarding reducing erosion and sediment runoff on their property.
  • Working with local schools, sponsoring remote environmental education outings. Funding for the area school kids to attend Environmental Programs including The Ecology School in Saco and in prior years, programs at Schoodic Point.

Contact if TLEA can help provide information to improve your property or deal with issues threatening the health of the lake.   Thank You.