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 for their exemplary volunteer work in the watershed.
New to the board is Jay H. “Jerry” Calvert, Jr. of North Wolfeboro. Calvert is a senior counsel with Morgan Lewis of Philadelphia. A seasoned litigator, he handles matters involving antitrust, intellectual property, and securities law, along with healthcare and regulatory issues. Currently, Jerry is a member of several nonprofit boards, including The Zoological Society of Philadelphia.
Serving as officers of the Association are Anne Blodget, president; Bob Spear, vice president; Andrea Dudley, secretary; and Dorothy Feldmann, treasurer. In addition to Calvert, trustees include Becky Arnold, Hugh Crawford, Linda Crootof, Carl Crosley, Lisa Donovan, Peter Galanis, Susan Goodwin, Judi Gosbee, Joan Green, Bob Morneau, Roger Murray III, Tom Ouhrabka, and Ken Perry.
Blodget reported that the organization, created by the joining of the Lake Wentworth Association and the Lake Wentworth Foundation earlier this year, offered several successful programs and events over the spring and summer. The group organized the Wolfeboro Water Summit in May, partnered with the New Hampshire Boat Museum on a landscaping by the water presentation in June, ran a canoe and kayak paddle to the Crescent Lake Dam in July that included a presentation on the history and workings of the dam, and partnered with The Nature Conservancy on a tour of Stamp Act Island in August. A second Wolfeboro Water Summit has already been scheduled for May 12, 2018.