The Wentworth Watershed Association web site now sports an interactive view of the Wentworth/Crescent watershed taken from a bird’s vantage point high above the eastern side of Lake Wentworth. You can also find this and other things in “Resources Webcams”… (READ MORE)
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… (READ MORE)
The Wentworth Watershed Association held its annual meeting on August 19 in The Great Hall of Wolfeboro Town Hall. Members heard updates about land stewardship and management of invasive species, elected officers and a new trustee, and honored three members… (READ MORE)
The Wentworth Watershed Association’s Annual Meeting on August 19 saw three members — Wally and Claire Vaughn and Ellen Berry — honored for exemplary volunteer work over the years. The Vaughns served as shore representatives for the Governor’s Landing area… (READ MORE)
Calling ice-out on Lake Wentworth is always a tricky business. In the past, the late Allen Stevens would traverse the shores of Lake Wentworth looking for evidence that every shore was free enough of ice that property owners could, if… (READ MORE)
Nearly 200 donors have helped secure a 191-acre conservation easement near the headwaters of Warren Brook. The project establishes a permanent land stewardship fund and enables the eventual development of a public access trail from Route 109. This success not… (READ MORE)
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… (READ MORE)
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.
It is important to remember that streams continue to flow, ponds and lakes continue to ‘live’ under their ice and our responsibility to maintain healthy water ecosystems continues throughout the winter. During significant snow and ice storms, road safety requires the application of salts to melt ice and provide safe traction. Each winter local road departments, commercial parking lot owners, home contractors and homeowners use salt to melt snow and ice and to maintain road and other surfaces.
If you live on shoreline property, maintaining and designing your septic system requires more care than a system located elsewhere. Water pollution can happen even though your system appears to be working well and complies with local health department codes. Indicator… (READ MORE)