Highland Lake Association

Falmouth, Windham, Westbrook

PO Box 1684

Windham, Maine 04062

Flowers and Filtration: How to Build A Rain Garden

$15.00 Wednesday, September 15 | 4-5 pm | Webinar

Gardens can come in all shapes, sizes, and offer a variety of functions from food for us, food for wildlife, aesthetics, erosion control, and many, many more. Rain gardens can provide many benefits to your landscaping and the fall is a perfect time to install one! We’ll walk you through what makes a rain garden a rain garden and how to install one, including information on determining rain garden size, location, material, and plants.

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The Highland Lake Association (HLA) is a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, started in 1989. Our organization is staffed by volunteers from around the lake and is supported by our member dues. Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and protect the natural resources of Highland Lake and its watershed.

The HLA has established itself as a leader in watershed education and water quality monitoring. Protecting water quality remains our top priority. The HLA Water Quality Committee monitors lake water quality using recognized standard methods, including analysis of natural and invasive plant species and coordinates additional testing, education, and personnel as warranted. We collaborate with our local partners, the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Towns of Windham, Falmouth and Westbrook as well as USM, UNH and the DEP to improve and maintain the water quality of Highland Lake for the benefit of the residents, the Towns and future generations. The first summer camps appeared around 1900 on Highland Lake, a lake less than 12 miles from Portland, Maine. There are now more than 500 residences around the lake shore and more than 1000 within the watershed. The area around the dam (Duck Pond corner) served as the industrial center to residential settlement dating back to the late 1700s. The site served as a rag mill as well as a lumber mill. HLA is proud to maintain the lake’s history and dedication to pure enjoyment in pure water! HLA welcomes residents along the shoreline and beyond to join in our efforts to keep Highland Lake at its best!

Thank you to Julia Ellsworth for allowing us to use some of her beautiful photographs, of the northern side of Highland Lake, throughout our website.

Highland Lake Current Water Level

Sept 10, 2021 +1.5"

When the water is even with the top of the spillway at the dam, it is at 190.6 feet above sea level. This is considered "normal" level or 0" for water level purposes. A negative number indicates water level below the crest of the dam, while a positive number shows water going over the crest of the dam.

Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and protect
the natural resources of Highland Lake and its watershed.

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