Sand Dam Reservoir's Harvester

$985 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 41 months
We need your help to save Smith and Sayles Reservoir!

Smith and Sayles Reservoir is located in the Chepachet River subbasin and is 185 acres of pristine natural beauty. About 60 homeowners, the Glocester RI Land Trust, and the Audubon Society make up the shoreline. In recent years, the Reservoir has been attacked by invasive milfoil, which is a non-native weed that can grow up1-2 inches per day during the summer months. Not only can it eventually ruin the lake, invasive milfoil starves the local aquatic ecosystem of oxygen, effectively killing everything in its path. Left untreated, it will destroy the lake.

We have been utilizing a number of ways to improve the quality of our lake and manage milfoil including the annual drawdown, boat greeter program, manual weed pulls, suction harvester use, and education. In addition, this year the member voted to apply a chemical treatment. With all of these efforts we should be able to manage invasive milfoil but we need your help.

We truly believe we'll set a new standard for managing invasive aquatic plant life in Rhode Island and throughout New England.

Just a note, funds raised through this site are seperate from dues.

Spring 2015 Panoramic

Weed Pull Summer 2014
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Our wildlife is just one of the reasons we work so hard to maintain the lake.
Bald Eagle flying over the lake Feb 2018
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A donation here is a great way so show your support while checking that hard-to-buy-for person off your list.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send an email to Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Sand Dam Reservoir Association has a new suction harvester!

And we need everyone to pitch in with help to support its use...

Bronze Level Contributions: $50 and under
Silver Level Contributions: $51 - $100
Gold Level Contributions: $101 and up

Our fundraiser runs from December 1, 216 until February 1, 2017

Sand Dam Reservoir Association
P.O. Box 284
Chepachet, RI 02814

Teamwork using the suction harvester
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Here's a picture of the lake in the spring! Help us raise money to save the lake from invasive milfoil!
Sand Dam Reservoir Spring 2015
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$985 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 41 months
Created July 21, 2015
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Connie Worthington
35 months ago

In memory of Andrew Fortuna

36 months ago
Carolyn Fortuna
39 months ago

Help us to reduce invasive milfoil on Smith & Sayles Reservoir!

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