July 10th-21st Programs
Registration Now Open!
We hope that you had a blast over the 4th of July weekend despite the weather. The programs committee has arranged lots of free activities for July and August from naturalist led walks in the woods, heritage paddles, and a swim/ paddle challenge. We are also hosting a Virtual History of Lake Wentworth talk.
This weekend, we are hosting a Stamp Act Island Tour and a Map and Compass Workshop. Both led by Peter Goodwin. Registration is limited to 15 guests per event. We hope you will join us. Only register if you are planning on attending to ensure that our members can make the most out of these offerings.
Get outside and get some exercise. Time, GPS your route or just report your swim or paddle. How many islands have you circumnavigated? Which ones? From which shore to shore have you swam/ paddled? Who has swam/ paddled around all of the islands this year? Post your swims/ paddles on the Wentworth Watershed Association Facebook page. Get on the water, get some exercise, meet other active friends in the watershed on our Facebook page. We would love to start swim or paddle meet ups. Take the challenge!
July 10th, 10am
Meet at North Beach on Stamp Act Island
Hosted by Peter Goodwin
This workshop will help you to learn how to use a map and compass or increase your skills in using them. It will be held on a detailed map of the Brewster Heath Preserve. We will meet at the parking lot off McManus Road at 10:00 am. The map is a detailed contour map that has the trails and streams on it and also boulders and stone walls as well as other features. This makes it easier to keep track of where you are as you travel on the trails or through the woods. If you have a compass, you should bring it, but some loaner compasses will be available.
The workshop will introduce you how to read contours, how to use the compass to walk along a route (whether it be a path or through the woods). No experience is needed but those with some experience may learn something too. It will last about 2 hours. Dress for the woods, bring a water bottle. Insect repellent is recommended. If you want more information, contact Peter Goodwin at email@example.com or 603-998-3582.
July 17th, 9am
Meet at the Brewster Heath Preserve Parking Lot off McManus Road
Hosted by Tom Foster
Want to learn how to identify trees in our forests? Come explore with Tom Foster, dendrology expert/ retired professor of forestry, during a naturalist guided walk on Saturday morning. Join other curious Association members and guests at the Brewster Heath Preserve located off McManus Rd in Wolfeboro. Tom will teach you how to identify native and invasive woody plants that you see. He will share what the wood from each tree has been used for and will point out invasives.
Lake Wentworth History: The Character, Culture, and Charm of Lake Wentworth
Wednesday July 21st 5:30 pm