|The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the water quality and natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee and its watershed. Through monitoring, education, stewardship, and science guided approaches for lake management, LWA works to ensure Winnipesaukee’s scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, water quality and recreational potential continues to provide enjoyment long into the future.|
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 in the Watershed
Just in time for Spring! If you are a landscaping professional, property manager, property owner, or other related industry professional, here’s a great opportunity to learn about good landscaping practices that protect our lake!
On April 5, 2018, 5-7pm, the Wentworth Watershed Association will be hosting a talk that will highlight and summarize best practices that we can all do to help protect our lakes from polluted stormwater runoff and aquatic invasive species.
The event will be held in the Great Hall at the Wolfeboro Town Hall. Small bites and local beverages will be served. The talk is free and open to the public, but a RSVP is requested to help plan accordingly.
August 2017: Stormwater Improvements completed at the Waukewan Bathhouse
Lakes Region Public Access TV graciously videotaped our discussion and tour of the stormwater management practices installed to prevent the movement of sand and direct stormwater runoff to a treatment structure with an overflow to the catch basin. UNH Stormwater Center provided the design which included a rain garden bio-retention basin, and replacement of the existing catch basin with a new deep sump catch basin with oil and floating debris trap. A NHDES Local Source Water Protection Grant provided partial funding, along with the Town of Meredith, and the Windy Waters Conservancy. The recommended best management practices will reduce the amount of pollutant loading to Lake Waukewan by an estimated 10.5 tons sediment, 8.9 lbs. of total phosphorus, and 17.9 lbs. nitrogen per year. The video can be viewed here
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.