Preservation and Protection of China Area Lakes

China Region Lakes Alliance (CRLA)

China Lake Watershed Survey results are ready!

The 2 links are available at the bottom of this page.

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The China Region Lakes Alliance (CRLA)  was founded in 1995 to preserve and protect the water quality of area lakes through education and erosion control work. The CRLA  members include the Towns of China, Vassalboro, and Windsor, the China Lake, Three Mile Pond, Webber Pond, and Three Cornered Pond Associations and the Kennebec Water District. The CRLA was awarded another E.P.A. 319 grant for the 2008/2009 construction seasons. The focus of this grant work will be on controlling erosion and NPS problems from agricultural lands and fields. Not all projects are eligible for funding, but careful consideration will be given to every request. The highest priority is given to erosion sites that contribute the most runoff to the lake. Residents can seek advice on lake related issues or report problems by contacting the CRLA  representatives.

China Region Lakes Alliance -  Scott Pierz 200-8361 or

China Lake Association - Stephen Greene 973-557-6308 

Three Mile Pond Association- Click Here

Webber Pond– Bob Nadeau  873-2025

Contact Elaine Philbrook (207) 968-1037 about the LakeSmart program for properties on China Lake. Call for a free evaluation or contact or visit our web site at

Application form
LakeSmart information
China Lake map- updated 2023
2007 CRLA work report
319 Final Report 2008
NPS ID 2008 supplement to the 319 report
NSP ID 2008 #2 supplement to 319 Final Report
China Lake Watershed Survey report
China Lake Watershed Survey summary report

China Lake Association (CLA)

CLA new logoThe China Lake Association was founded in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) organization and is dedicated to preserving China Lake for future generations through environmental stewardship and community action. 

Our current fundamental focus is acting on restoring China Lake to meet state water quality standards, so that lake water conditions no longer support nuisance algae blooms. Algae blooms are the result of excess amounts of phosphorus already in the lake and that continue to get into the lake from shoreline erosion, septic seepage and other "nonpoint source" (NPS) drainage. 

Guidance for this effort comes from the 2022-2023 China Lake Watershed-based Management Plan, which was researched and produced in conjunction with the Towns of China and Vassalboro, China Region Lakes Alliance, Kennebec Water District, Maine DEP, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Colby College, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Services, Ecological Instincts and Water Resource Services, Inc. 

Interested in our supporting our mission? Become a member today and/or contact us to learn how you can make a difference! 

Contact Us



Town Office
571 Lakeview Drive
China, ME 04358

Phone: (207) 445-2014
Fax: (207) 445-2014

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
CLOSED Wednesdays
First & Last Saturday of each month 8am - 11am

Transfer Station
191 Alder Park Rd
China, Maine 04358

Phone: (207) 445-2014, option 2

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - 7am-5pm
Saturday - 7am-3pm
CLOSED Sunday, Monday & Thursday

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