Highland Lake Association:
What We Do


  • Why should I support the HLA?

  • Where do my Donation Dollars to HLA go?

  • What benefits do I get for my money? What's in it for me?


According to a study conducted by the University of Maine, North American recreational lakes that are managed and protected by a strong lake association support real estate property values that are thirty to forty percent higher than on similar unmanaged recreational lakes.

A strong Lake Association has programs and activities vital to the protection, maintenance and continued improvement of Highland Lake. This benefits all lake residents, making our Highland Lake an attractive, better place to live, for current and future generations.

As an All-Volunteer non-profit organization, 100% of your annual donation goes to work in implementing the Mission and Programs of the HLA.

Some of the programs and projects currently in process by your Highland Lake Association:

  • Water Quality Testing, 3-4x/week during season

  • Dam & Water Level Management

  • Educational Forums

  • Loon Nesting Habitats

  • Road Association Coordination & Networking

  • Navigational & Hazard Buoy Program

  • Annual Meeting with featured speakers

  • Strategic Planning

  • Watershed Erosion Control

  • Shoreline Buffer Program

  • Newsletters & Communication

  • Website & Resources for Members

    • Current Lake Levels reported weekly

    • Current Water Clarity reported weekly

  • FaceBook Group for Community sharing

  • Public Forums

  • Grant Writing

  • Representation to, and Interactions with:

    • Town of Windham

    • Town of Falmouth

    • Cumberland County Soil Conservation

    • Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection

    • Maine Dept of Marine Resources

    • Maine Inland Fish & Wildlife

    • University of Maine

  • Fundraising

  • Spring fish counts & fish surveys

  • Planned Giving / Endowment Fund

  • ByLaws & Policy Review

  • Financial / Budgets

  • Membership Database Updates

  • Invasive Plant Survey

  • Social Activities

  • Nature paddles around the lake

Additionally, making an Annual Donation to the HLA gives you
full membership and voting privileges
the Annual Meeting held in July.