Annual Report highlights Association’s work and impact

The Wentworth Watershed Association’s first Annual Report is now available for viewing and download. The 20-page, fully illustrated document, was mailed to all residents of the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed in late 2017. The report captures visually Association-sponsored events around the watershed and the residents, visitors, and volunteers who participated. …

NHDES awards $50,000 grant to manage stormwater

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has announced the award of a third round of funding to the Wentworth Watershed Association and the Town of Wolfeboro for implementation of the Wentworth-Crescent Watershed Management Plan. The Watershed Assistance Grant will provide $50,000 in EPA-funded monies for stormwater mitigation projects along …

Square Hill Adventure

Bob and Trish Leipold hosted board members for a walking tour of the Lake Wentworth Foundation property on Square Hill.  As neighbors to this deeply forested parcel, the Leipolds’ love these woods and shared sightings of all kinds. Looking skyward or down at the path, hikers saw the wonders of the forest from towering trees to bear …

Fernald Brook protection aims to reduce soil runoff

Implementation of the Wentworth/Crescent Watershed Management Plan is taking another step forward as project organizers begin an effort to protect Fernald Brook, one of the largest tributaries to Lake Wentworth, from the effects of stormwater runoff.

Officials from the Lake Wentworth Foundation, the Town of Wolfeboro, and the project’s lead engineering firm, Tighe and Bond, dug a series of test pits on April 13 behind Auto Care Plus (formerly Trites Automotive and Miller Chevrolet) to determine how best to capture storm runoff from the parking areas that cover the property. During rainstorms and snow melt, water flows across the lots and towards Fernald Brook, bringing with it the potential for sand and contaminants from nearby roads to reach the stream.