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Lake Winnipesaukee Association
P.O. Box 1624
Meredith, NH 03253

Office location: 103 Main Street, Suite 3, Meredith, NH
Cell Phone:  (603) 581-6632
Office:  (603) 279-5335


Patricia Tarpey
Executive Director


President: Diane Hanley, Gilford
1st Vice President: Steve Wingate, Tuftonboro
Treasurer/Secretary:  Rick DeMark, Meredith

Board of Directors:

Steve Aiken, Meredith
Larry Greeley, Gilford
Mark Lamper, Concord
Associate Director: Steve Preston, Meredith

About Us

The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is a non-profit organization interested in preserving and protecting the natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee and its watershed. The organization is comprised of staff and volunteer board members who are concerned citizens and professionals living and working in the watershed,  as well as over 400 members.

Our mission:  “Working to protect the water quality and natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee and its watershed now and for future generations.”

Since the Lake Winnipesaukee Association’s inception in the 1970’s, our nonprofit volunteer organization has been dedicated to serving area communities around the lake. We have worked to maintain and enhance our natural resources through education, technical assistance and community partnerships in the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed.

Ongoing activities include:

  • Development and implementation of the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Management Plan
  • Coordination of water quality monitoring and assistance to the UNH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program on Lake Winnipesaukee.
  • Educational outreach through our Lakeside Learning Programs and events.
  • the Floating Classroom
  • Continued development and enhancement of the award winning ‘Winnipesaukee Gateway’ website
  • Partnership building efforts providing opportunities to work with people having similar interests on projects to insure the continued enjoyment of all the lake’s offerings.

As a respected source of information and expertise, LWA concentrates on the specific problems of Lake Winnipesaukee.  We promote active participation among groups and individuals to bridge economic, social, and environmental interests in the watershed. We join with other lake associations and organizations on issues of mutual concern to be effective on both a local and state-wide basis.

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The Lake Winnipesaukee Association uses email to notify our members and the public about events, useful information, and alerts.  We also publish information about our projects and programs on a regular basis through an e-newsletter. If you would like to receive these notifications and our e-newsletter, please fill in the form in the right column. >>>

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. All of the Association’s activities are funded through donations, memberships, sponsorships, and grants.

We would like to thank the following supporters and sponsors and we encourage you to support them as well!


Floating Classroom

Anchor Marine
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Sanborn’s Auto Repair
The Wolfeboro Inn
Paugus Bay Marina & Shorline Marine Upholstery

Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard

Lakeside Learning

Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard