In our effort to protect the lake and its watershed, we engage with dozens of organizations, including federal and state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, businesses and private individuals.
Partnerships help us achieve better environmental results than would otherwise be possible on our own. By sharing knowledge and expertise, leveraging resources, coordinating activities, and working together, we help ensure successful outcomes and progress is made to conserve, sustain, and protect the water quality and natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee.Partner with us
The LWA has worked with Moultonborough on the development of the Moultonborough Bay Inlet Watershed Restoration Plan and the Moultonborough Bay Watershed Management Plan. In 2021, we are partnering with the Moultonborough Conservation Commission and NH LAKES to promote our Winni Blue/LakeSmart program. We have held several educational programs on proper septic system care and maintenance, gravel road best management practices, landscaping by the water’s edge, and more. Through the NHDES 319 Watershed Assistance Grant program, we are assisting the community implement actions to mitigate pollution sources identified in the watershed management plans.
In September 2020, LWA, in partnership with the Town of Tuftonboro, completed a watershed management plan for Moultonborough Bay and Winter Harbor.
Watershed management plans have been completed for Meredith Bay and Lake Waukewan. A hydrologic assessment of the Reservoir Brook subwatershed was completed December 2020, and several implementation projects are planned in 2021.
An active participant in the development of the watershed management plan for the Winter Harbor subwatershed, Wolfeboro continues to work to protect the waters of their town. Wolfeboro Waters is a citizens group that came about as concerns heightened over water quality of the lakes and ponds that are such an important part of the character of Wolfeboro and the surrounding area. In 2021, the LWA is working with the Wolfeboro Waters Committee to raise funds to develop a watershed management plan for Wolfeboro Bay.
We greatly appreciate and recognize the following marinas for their participation in our bilge sock program.
The following marinas have agreed to add an option in their customer service agreements for boat owners to include the installation of bilge socks as a routine maintenance action in their boats. These marinas will install a sock or pad at the beginning of the boating season and remove and dispose of it at the end of the season.
‘Keep Winnipesaukee Clean – Put a Sock in It!’
If you don’t use a bilge sock or pad in your boat, please purchase one at your local marina. It is an inexpensive way to keep excess oil and gas from contaminating the lake.GET INVOLVED
Another key partnership that the LWA created is WE-CAN!, the Winnipesaukee Environmental and Community Action Network.
WE-CAN! provides an opportunity for communities, businesses, organizations and individuals to share concerns, information, as well as brainstorm and partner on solutions to further our shared goal to conserve, sustain, and protect the water quality and natural resources of the Winnipesaukee watershed.
Check it out at www.wecan-lwwa.org.TAKE ACTION