‘I have big shoes to fill, but I had the very best mentor’

Aaron Bailey takes the helm as Megunticook Watershed Association’s director, lake patrol

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 8:30am

    The board of the Megunticook Watershed Association said Sept. 8 that it has hired Aaron Bailey as nonprofit’s new executive director and lake patrol.  Aaron, a native of Camden, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about the watershed to the job, according to a news release from the MLA. 

    “He is the son of longtime Warden and our first Executive Director, Ken Bailey,” the release said. “He grew up on Megunticook Lake and Norton Pond fishing, hunting, and boating.  Aaron helped his father many times over the years patrolling the watershed, water quality sampling, adjusting water levels, and interacting with the community.”

    Bailey retired in 2018 from a 22-year career at the Brunswick Police Department where he held various positions within the department. He most recently was Assistant Director of Security at Bowdoin College.

    Aaron will be working with outgoing Executive Director, Paul Leeper, and Dale Dougherty, Lake Patrol, learning the jobs. 

    “I have always hoped my life's path would bring my family and me back home to this area,” said Bailey. “To be hired in the position my father once held and was passionate about for so many years is still very surreal.  I have big shoes to fill, but I had the very best mentor.”

    The Megunticook Watershed Association is dedicated to environmental preservation and improvement and works hard to maintain and better the quality of the Megunticook Lake, Megunticook River, Norton Pond, Moody Pond and their feeder streams in Knox and Waldo counties. For more information go to www.megunticook.org