Who We Are

IMG_1420The Wentworth Watershed Association is made up of residents and landowners in the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed as well as others who want to encourage the protection and preservation of the watershed’s lakes, streams, and critical habitats.

The Association collaborates with local and state agencies in the collection and use of scientific data to support the planning and implementation of stormwater mitigation efforts. Those activities are best exemplified by the successful pursuit of four grants totaling more than $500,000 and used to develop and initiate the implementation of a watershed-based management plan. The grants were awarded to a partnership of the Association, the Town of Wolfeboro by the NH Department of Environmental Services under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

For more information on the watershed plan, check the Plan & Strategic Mission section of this site.

As part of a broad commitment to outreach and education, the Association publishes and distributes information for use by residents and landowners to assist with shoreline buffering, stormwater management, and septic system maintenance.

Presently the Association owns or holds the conservation easement on 9 parcels of environmentally important land totaling 451 acres, and the Board of Trustees is committed to acquiring and preserving additional sensitive parcels as circumstances permit.  For more information on the Association’s holdings, check the Preserves & Conservation Areas section of this site.

Read our Association’s Annual Reports to learn more about our conservation and education work in the watershed.

The Internal Revenue Service has granted the Association tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, making contributions deductible on the donor’s federal tax return.

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