To our friends in the Wentworth-Crescent Watershed,
It is great news that our two organizations – the Lake Wentworth Association and the Lake Wentworth Foundation – have joined forces to become the Wentworth Watershed Association. Our new logo at the top of this page incorporates the original LWA artwork designed by Marilyn Spear McNab in the 1960s.
In June 2016, the boards of both organizations voted to combine, and during the fall of that year a team of representatives designed a plan to sustain the character, traditions and activities of both groups. In December, the boards met and overwhelmingly approved the plan to join as the Wentworth Watershed Association.
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 programs and conservation initiatives. The Wentworth Watershed Association is led by a committed group of trustees, all former LWA and LWF board members, and is guided by an Executive Director and Office Manager.
We thank so many who have helped us reach this historic moment. The Lake Wentworth Association has an 86-year history of stewarding the lake 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 news: the WWA has an office at 591 Center Street in Wolfeboro to support our mission, our volunteers, and our watershed work.
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Wolfeboro Water Summit on May 12, 2018. This program will again serve as a catalyst to conversation and planning about the future of our town’s water resources. The 2018 focus will be on instituting community-based solutions. 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all for your enthusiasm and support for our watershed community and all your incredible volunteer work!