Chiputneticook Lakes NEWS
28 Snowberry Lane, Orient, Maine 04471-4320

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What is the ChipLakeNEWS? It's... electronic newsletter, that is transmitted free with one restriction (and often weekly) to anyone who:

1) requests to be placed on the ChipLakeNEWS e-address list ... AND who:

2) Discloses his real identity and snail-mailing address to the editor. I require knowing who is receiving these newsletters. [No one else (except if they have a court order) shares that data.].

3) (As of 1/1/11, ALL subscribers must financially support some/any Maine or New Brunswick water-based conservation organization:

RE: Subscriptions to the ChipLakeNEWS

When the ChipLakeNEWS (clN) was initiated (about 2000) it was originally intended as a monthly medium for communications between and among members of the Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy (CLIC), the lake association serving the Chiputneticook chain of boundary water lakes between Maine and New Brunswick. The electronic newsletter, however, quickly evolved into a (mostly) weekly newsletter that has lasted these many years.

Because CLIC members paid annual dues, no charge was made to recipients of the CLIC newsletter but soon non-members started to ask to be added to the addressbook ... and they were freely added, because there was virtually no cost to sending the newsletter in the hope was that those non-members would JOIN (and support) CLIC.

That policy of adding non-member's e-addresses to the newsletter's address book without cost has continued until NOW ... even after some rather stiff prodding, few of those freebee hangers-on have ever joined CLIC nor have they given any indication that they financially support ANY Maine or New Brunswick (local) water organization ... that policy has changed for ALL RECIPIENTS as of January 1, 2011.

Most clN recipients are CLIC members, several others belong to other known Maine or New Brunswick water organizations, including but not limited to the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust (WWLT), or the Skiff Lake Campowners or the Grand Lake Stream Lakes Association or the St. Croix International Waterway Commission (SCIWC) or the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) (or others) ... so because your editor and writer and sender is lazy, they had remained on the clN address list. BUT ...

... as benevolent dictator and sole policy setter for the clN I have decided that all newsletter recipients will be required to either JOIN CLIC or JOIN the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust of Forest City (WWLT) or the St. Croix International Waterway Commission or that they financially support some/any other Maine or New Brunswick water-based conservation organization starting on January 1, 2011 ... and upon my request, they must give some kind of proof that they continue membership in or financially support one of those organizations so long as they choose to continue to receive the clN without any subscription fee payable to the clN.

The recipient's membership in CLIC is easy for me to verify, because I am the Membership Chairman and Treasurer for CLIC which is a 501 c 3 tax exempt organization ... and I don't need to receive proof of the CLIC member's continuing support.

Because I don't have my ear to the heartbeat of other water organizations, membership in ANY other ME or NB organization, I will require some kind of occasional verification ... it won't be involved but some form of proof will be required, occasionally. As I said, I'm lazy. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to financially support a water organization if you ask to receive the ChipLakeNEWS without cost.

CLIC dues are merely $25.00 per year per HOUSEHOLD and the WWLT sets no minimum annual contribution to establish membership ... so the money ain't the factor ... the important factor is the recipient's willingness to support a local land or water-based conservation organization.

The BOTTOM LINE is that I will send the clN to all new subscribers once you either JOIN CLIC or JOIN WWLT or show that you financially support any another local land or water-based organization. Join one now and let your editor know that you do your part.

To JOIN CLIC, please go to it's HOME web page and do what it says there. The URL for CLIC's Home Page is:

OR go to the WWLT's HOME web page, follow the link to making a contribution and JOIN the WWLT ... you become a member when you make a contribution. The URL for WWLT's Home Page is:

You're on your own to find and join another Maine or New Brunswick land or water organization if you don't choose either CLIC or the WWLT.

The e-newsletter often contains information about the five boundary-water Chiputneticook Lakes between Maine and New Brunswick, the greater St. Croix River Basin, fish and fishing in Maine and New Brunswick lakes and rivers, activities of CLIC (Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, Inc. the Chiputneticook area lake association) and its efforts to protect the shores of Spednic, North, Bracket, Deering and East Grand Lakes and information about lots of "lake people" along with other activities going on around the area's lakes and waterways.

For more information about the newsletter, check out the ChipLakeNEWS's "Folkways" page.... in the table of page links, above. (Look that up in your Funk & Wagnals :-)

If you don't already receive the ChipLakeNEWS and want to receive this e-newsletter,  e-mail these four items:

1) Your full name (required)

2) Your postal mailing address (required)

3) Your e-mail address (required ... duh!)

4) The name and contact information for the Maine or New Brunswick land or water-based conservation organization that you financially support (required)

to: ChipLakeINFO <AT>

Even though it's not required, we'd also like to know your "connection" with the Chiputneticook Lakes ... do you own property in the area? Why do you want to receive the ChipLakeNEWS?

Enter "Subscription Request" on the subject line
of that e-mail
(so I don't mistake it for e-trash or SPAM).

...or snail-mail it to ChipLakeNEWS c/o Bill Walton, 28 Snowberry Lane, Orient, ME 04471-4320 (there, you now have my real name and address).

...anyone may request to receive the e-newsletter ... you don't have to own property in the Chipitneticook Lakes area ... and anyone may JOIN CLIC.

The ChipLakeNEWS is ALSO this website.

Refer your lake/waterway friends and neighbors to this site ... there's lots of information here if you surf all the internal links.

Reader input is solicited. E-Mail your comments, suggestions and, yes, even your complaints to: ChipLakeINFO <AT>

NOTE: To deter webcrawling robots from collecting e-addresses from this site, the ChipLakeNEWS website will hereinafter observe the convention to replace the @ in all the e-mail addresses that we display with the four keystroke group of characters <AT> .

If you choose to record and/or use an e-address published on these pages, replace the <AT> with @ ... and use no spaces.

Because of that concern, no e-mail address listed on this site is clickable ... you must copy and paste or type the e-address you are trying to reach into your mail program. hosts several subWebs ...

Visit the ChipLakeNEWS' subWebs by clicking their links, below:

Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, Inc.
the lake association serving all five Chiputneticook Lakes of northeastern Maine and
western New Brunswick

Wayside Skeet Club

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...also, check the clN's Related LINKS PAGE for related off-site webs.

Click here to learn about establishing your own clN Subweb Page(s) on this site.

Check the links below or click here to go back to the top of this page
to visit
other clN pages.

Information about Crossing the International Border between Maine and New Brunswick

NEWish Info - US – Canada LAND Border Crossing Notes

NEWish Info - US – Canada WATER Border Crossing Notes


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This page was updated last on May 11, 2015
(WW) - William P. Walton, III - All Rights Reserved
All photographs on this site are used with the permission of the owner - All unattributed photos are by Bill Walton

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