Loons

On Saturday the 17th, the loon census was done and there are at least 12 loons on our lakes including one in Crescent Lake. This is a great year and there are two families, each with two chicks. This, though, means that we have to protect the chicks from harm …

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.

Foundation, Town share $120K environmental grant

The Lake Wentworth Foundation and the Town of Wolfeboro have won approval of a $120,000 grant for stormwater mitigation in the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed. News of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s release of the Watershed Assistance Grant comes from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), which is …

Foundation Adopts New Land Acquisition, Management Policy

The Lake Wentworth Foundation recently adopted a revised Land Acquisition and Management Policy, replacing one that was developed more than a decade ago.  The new policy provides clear criteria to guide trustees in making decisions to acquire or protect parcels with conservation easements. Through land acquisition and conservation efforts, the …