|The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the Big Lake’s water quality and natural resources through monitoring, education, stewardship, and science guided approaches for lake management.|
Our programs and projects arise from a deep appreciation and love for the lake and its environment, and desire to keep it beautiful and clean for countless generations to come.
Landscaping for Water Quality in the Lakes Region – March 30th & 31st
The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) in partnership with the Moultonborough Conservation Commission, UNH Cooperative Extension, and NH Department of Environmental Services are hosting a two day short course for landscapers and others in the business of developing, maintaining, or preserving properties in the lakes region or neighboring watersheds, where we see a growing demand for environmentally friendly practices to protect water quality. If you hire a landscaper to maintain your property, please encourage them to attend! Learn how to incorporate rain gardens, vegetated buffers and other green infrastructure to help capture and absorb stormwater, keeping pollutants from reaching surface water. The training will be held on March 30th and 31st at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building, Route 25, Moultonborough, NH.
If your company is from Moultonborough or does business within the Winnipesaukee Watershed, you qualify for a discounted registration fee. Call for more information before you register: Cathy Neal at 603-862-3208. Financial and organizational assistance is gratefully acknowledged from these local sponsors: Lake Winnipesaukee Association, Moultonborough Conservation Commission, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, and the NH Boat Museum. Instructors are faculty and staff from UNH Extension and NH Dept. of Environmental Services.
Waukewan is a major asset for the Town of Meredith, both as a recreational resource and as the sole source for the municipal water system, serving approximately 3,000 residents and downtown businesses. But the lake suffers from elevated bacteria, cyanobacteria, low pH, and low dissolved oxygen. Led by the Lake Winnipesaukee Association, a group of local lake associations, residents, and community officials have worked with scientists and NHDES to develop the Lake Waukewan and Winona Watershed Restoration Plan (Lake Winona empties into Lake Waukewan by way of the Snake River). The plan, developed with the help of FB Environmental Associates and DK Water Resources Consulting is part of a long-term strategy to address water quality problems in both lakes by focusing on reducing sediment and nutrient loading to the waterbodies.
Water Quality Data Available on line!
You can now access water quality data for Lake Winnipesaukee online! Check it out on the Winnipesaukee Gateway website: Winnipesaukee Gateway Monitoring Sites Map
It’s Winni Cool!
The Lake Winnipesaukee Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to protect the water quality and natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee
and its watershed now and for future generations.