To our friends in the Wentworth-Crescent Watershed,

We want to share the great news that our two organizations – the Lake Wentworth Association and the Lake Wentworth Foundation – have joined forces to become the Wentworth Watershed Association. Note our new logo at the top left of this page!

In June 2016, both boards voted to combine, and during the fall a team of representatives designed a plan to sustain the character, traditions and activities of both groups. In December, the boards met together and overwhelmingly approved the plan.

The combined mission is to protect and preserve the community, natural resources, water quality and scenic beauty of the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake Watershed, as well as to promote knowledge of the enduring character of  its woodlands, waterways and wildlife, its people and its history. To fulfill that mission, the new organization will  continue to expand all programs and activities of both groups.

The Wentworth Watershed Association is led by a committed group of trustees, all former LWA and LWF board members, and is guided by former Foundation Executive Director Bob Cole.

We thank so many who have helped us reach this historic moment. The Lake Wentworth Association has enjoyed an 86-year history of stewarding the lakes community, and the Foundation recently celebrated 20 years of water and land conservation. Joining together as the WWA, we will improve programs and protection efforts benefiting more than 1,500 neighbors and supporters.

And there’s more exciting news: The WWA has secured a new office at 591 Center Street in Wolfeboro (next to All About Kitchens).

Please mark your calendars for two major events in 2017. On Saturday, May 13, the Wolfeboro Water Summit will serve as a catalyst to conversation and planning about the future of our town’s water resources. And on Thursday, June 29, we will host a reception to celebrate summer and the launch of the Wentworth Watershed Association. We hope to see you there!

To receive information about WWA events and opportunities to join our conservation circle, register for The Zephyr, our e-newsletter, by visiting wentworthwatershed.org or emailing bobcole@wentworthwatershed.org.

Thanks to all for your enthusiasm and support for our shared watershed community!

Anne Blodget

Bob Spear