Lake Usage/Island Stewardship
Members of the PPA Island Stewardship Committee serve as stewards for four of the islands in Parker Pond: Spruce, Birch, Loon and Bill’s. Each island has been equipped with a primitive toilet, a fire pit, a picnic table, and a camp site, all with signage directing visitors to the sites. Committee members monitor the island use and welcome visitors. Camping is allowed for the standard maximum of 2 weeks, first come first served, per Dept. of Conservation policy. Survey boxes have been installed to help document usage. If interested in helping with the island stewardship project, contact Bob Weimont: Lake Usage.
Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI)
The Parker Pond Association depends on both volunteer and paid Courtesy Boat Inspectors (CBI) to conduct inspections for plants on boats and trailers at the boat launch on Tower Road. If interested in becoming involved with the volunteer Courtesy Boat Inspection program for Parker Pond, contact Lidie Robbins.
Youth Conservation Corp (YCC)
One of the services available to landowners is 30MRWA’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). YCC works with homeowners to decrease erosion and filter stormwater carrying phosphorous on their properties. Due to grant funding, town and lake association support, and donations from individuals, all technical assistance and project labor are FREE for landowners; the landowner pays only for materials. During summer 2021 the YCC team will not be completing any projects due to early season COVID19 restrictions.
Invasive Plant Survey
Our Invasive Plant Patrol team is always looking for new volunteers to help with our annual lake survey. Trained members of our team will work with you, so no experience is necessary, only a few hours of your time to paddle with us. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Lidie Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org 685-4956 or visit www.30mileriver.org.
Parker Pond Headland Preserve is a 142-acre parcel of land which is maintained by the KLT and PPA. Two public hiking trails totaling 2.3 miles loop through Hemlock and hardwood forests and granite boulders down to the pond shoreline. For more information about access to the hiking trails, visit Parker Pond Headland Preserve.
Parker Pond Association is responsible for maintenance of the dam. Construction was completed in 1920 with the most recent repairs and improvements made in 2007. Parker Pond Dam is of earthen construction and is 178 feet long.