Meeting Notice!

The Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN) will be meeting on Friday, November 4th from 5-7 pm at Winnisquam Marine. For directions toWinnisquam Marine, click here: http://mapq.st/2e1aY9I.

The purpose of this meeting will be to continue the conversation about what people want this organization to be, how it should be governed and led, the membership model, how it will function and operate, how decisions get made, etc. We won’t answer all of these questions on November 4th, but we will work toward developing a draft description of the WWN organizational model, so that everyone with a stake in the future of this organization can weigh in on a future date. We expect to develop a proposal; something to get us started on establishing a ‘place’ for the organizations, businesses, and individuals that have a stake in the condition and future of Lake Winnisquam to connect and to network. Please join us in this conversation on November 4th. 

If you cannot attend the meeting on the 4th, please send in  your ideas forth WWN to Tom O’Brien, President of NH LAKES at tobrien@nhlakes.org or call Tom at 603-226-0299.

Feel free to send Winnisquam articles, documents, data, or links to Erin Graichen at erin@nhlakes.org so she can load them to the WWN website.

For time sensitive announcements, please feel free to post those yourselves on the WWN Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/winsquamwatershednetwork/.

Enjoy this amazing fall weather and color. We’ll see you on the 4th!

Sincerely,

Tom O’Brien
President, NH LAKES

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Meeting Notes 9/23/16

Folks, the fledgling Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN) met for a second time on September 23rd to review and comment on its website and discuss next steps for the Network. The unanimous consensus among the meeting attendees was that the WWN should become a formal organization, one that would seek to have a membership of people, organizations, and businesses from throughout the Winnisquam Watershed. But that is as far as we got in terms of further defining the organization (formalizing its mission or purpose, structure, its governance, etc.). But we agreed to meet again soon to explore this in greater detail.

For that purpose–our next meeting–I have put together another doodle poll. There are only two choices offered: Friday October 21st and Friday November 4th. The folks at the 9/23 meeting had agreed to the following: to meet again prior to the 9th of November and to meet again on a Friday evening, 5-7 pm. Based on my conversations since then, we have eliminated 10/28 because it conflicts with many peoples’ Halloween commitments. So 10/21 or 11/4 are the choices. The meeting will once again be hosted by Winnisquam Marine (thank you!).

Please fill out the poll at your earliest opportunity; Friday the 14th at the latest. Click here or on the button below to complete the poll.

Sincerely,

Tom O’Brien
President, NH LAKES

P.S. The WWN development process has already spawned a meeting of water quality data groups around the lake. Presently, John Edgar, from Meredith, is working to pull together a water quality meeting/working group of those involved with WQ monitoring on Winnisquam. I recommend that anyone who is interested in getting directly involved with the WQ monitoring group, contact John at jedgar@meredithnh.org