From the Executive Director’s Desk

May 2017

Dear Watershed friends,

Welcome to spring! The brooks are filling our lakes with clear water, brimming with possibilities. We thank all those who attended the Wolfeboro Water Summit on May 13th. It was an informative morning and a lively partnership of residents, nonprofits organizations, business leaders, and town officials.  Now, we must double our efforts for water quality in our town!

I’m writing today asking for your renewed support of our new organization and its mission: “To protect and preserve the community, natural resources, water quality and scenic beauty of the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake Watershed, as well as to promote knowledge of the enduring character of its woodlands, waterways and wildlife, its people and its history.”

A non-profit 501(c)(3), the Wentworth Watershed Association relies on extensive volunteer efforts and generous annual donations from our friends and neighbors. Here are ways you can help:

  1. Join the Association: Membership includes The Zephyr, our e-newsletter; The Annual Report; invitations to educational programs and special events, such as the Lakeview Reception and the Camp Dinner; new Association merchandise; and participation at the Annual Meeting.
  2. Donate to the Watershed Annual Fund: Your gift will help promote all our community activities, protect our seven parcels and three conservation easements—including the new Warren Brook easement—, support many vital water quality projects, organize many dedicated volunteers, and maintain our office and staff.
  3. Spread the Word: Talk to your family, neighbors and friends, encouraging them to join the organization, to register for The Zephyr, to learn about erosion and stormwater runoff, and to participate in projects and activities.  Learn more at org.
  4. Volunteer: We need volunteers to serve on committees and to help with activities, including being a lake host, a water quality monitor or a land steward. We will find a good fit for your interests—and train You can help in large ways, or small. Contact me to get involved!

Today, please consider doing two things:  first, become a member by completing the attached form and remittance envelope; and, second, make a gift to the Annual Fund.  If we all do our share, we can protect this community and these lands and lakes for generations to come.

Thank you!  Hope to see you at the Lakeview event!

Bob Cole
Executive Director