STUDENTS – HELP DESIGN OUR LOGO!!

The Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN), Lake Winnisquam’s newly formed lake association, is conducting a logo design competition open to all area high school and college students. Lake Winnisquam is the fourth largest lake in NH and is located within the communities of Meredith, Laconia, Belmont, Tilton and Sanbornton. The lake is a valuable recreational resource in the central lakes region and provides valuable habitat for many species of fish and wildlife, including lake trout, loons, osprey, and bald eagles.

The Winnisquam Watershed Network’s mission is to work together to preserve and protect Lake Winnisquam for future generations. The group’s efforts will include the development and implementation of a comprehensive water quality monitoring program for the lake, working to prevent and control of milfoil and other invasive aquatic species, and working with local municipalities to encourage and support planning on a watershed-wide basis.

Logo designs should be in vector EPS format scalable art and submitted by January 31, 2018 to winnisquamwatershednetwork@gmail.com. Any questions about the contest or the organization should also be addressed to that email address.

WWN’s Board of Directors will review the submissions and select the top three for recognition on our website and in local media. The student submitting the winning design will also be awarded a $100 savings bond and their logo will be used on the Winnisquam Watershed Network’s website, official letterhead, publications and promotional materials. The winner will be asked to sign a release granting exclusive rights to the design to the WWN.

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Gravel & Dirt Road Maintenance Workshop

On September 29 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Gilford Community Church in Gilford, N.H. interested members of the public including home owners’ associations, road agents, and property maintenance providers are invited to attend a Gravel & Dirt Road Maintenance Workshop.  Presenters will cover topics including how to establish a legal drainage easement, selecting the proper road surface materials for the desired results, when road work needs a state permit, an overview of innovative techniques for the best management of stormwater runoff, and an equipment demonstration.  The $45 per person attendance fee includes a catered hot lunch, 5 Professional Development Hours from EnviroCert International, and a Certificate of Attendance.   The registration deadline to attend is September 21st.  To download a workshop brochure and registration form visit website www.belknapccd.org . For more program information contact the Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) at telephone 603-527-5880 or email lisa.morin@nh.nacdnet.net . This program is sponsored by NH Dept. of Environmental Services and BCCD.

Contact Information:
Lisa Morin
Program Coordinator
Belknap County Conservation District
64 Court Street
Laconia, NH  03246
Telephone: (603) 527-5880

 

Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN) Officially Launched

The Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN), a lake association for all of Lake Winnisquam, is officially launched! Approximately 50 members attended our Charter Meeting on July 29th to express support for the WWN’s mission and to approve Bylaws, elect a Board of Directors and pass a budget motion. See the link below for minutes of the meeting, including the bylaws and Board of Directors. We have also received certification as a New Hampshire non-profit and will be looking into pursuing 501(c)(3) status as a federally designated non-profit.

The Winnisquam Watershed Network’s mission is to work together to preserve and protect Lake Winnisquam for future generations. The group’s initial efforts will include the development and implementation of a comprehensive water quality monitoring program for the lake, working to prevent and control of milfoil and other invasive aquatic species, and working with local municipalities to encourage and support planning on a watershed-wide basis.

Stay abreast of our activities and help support the Winnisquam Watershed Network by clicking the “Join Now” button on our web page, or by mailing a check to Winnisquam Watershed Network, PO Box 502, Winnisquam NH 03289. Membership is only $25 and additional donations are welcome.

WWN 2017 Annual Meeting minutes and Bylaws

Meeting on July 29th Reminder!

Reminder – Charter Meeting of the Winnisquam Watershed Network on Saturday July 29, 2017

Did you know that Winnisquam is one of only a few lakes in NH and the only one in the lakes region that does not have its own lake association? Well, that is about to change! Come be a part of history at the charter meeting of the Winnisquam Watershed Network, to be held at the Leslie E. Roberts Town Beach in Belmont on Saturday July 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting is expected to take less than an hour, with opportunity for socializing and discussion afterwards. Please bring your own chair.

The Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN) is a collaborative effort of individuals, organizations, and state and local agencies acting to preserve and protect Lake Winnisquam and its watershed now and for future generations. Learn more about the efforts of this newly formed lake association and join us as we formally adopt Bylaws, elect a Board of Directors and set a budget for the upcoming year. Membership in the WWN is open to all; the proposed annual dues are $25 and additional donations are always welcome.

Save the dates!

Charter Meeting of the Winnisquam Watershed Network – Winnisquam’s own lake association!

Mark your calendars and come be a part of history at the first Annual Meeting of the Winnisquam Watershed Network, to be held at the Leslie E. Roberts Town Beach in Belmont on Saturday July 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  The Winnisquam Watershed Network (WWN) is a collaborative effort of individuals, organizations, and state and local agencies acting to preserve and protect Lake Winnisquam and its watershed now and for future generations. Learn more about the efforts of this newly formed lake association and join us as we formally adopt Bylaws, elect a Board of Directors and set a budget for the upcoming year. Stay tuned – more details to follow!

WWN Steering Committee Meeting

The next Steering Committee meeting of the Winnisquam Watershed Network will be held on Friday, June 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note the new venue for this meeting – we will meet in The Community Learning Center at Franklin Savings Bank located at 61 Laconia Road in Tilton NH (by I-93, exit 20). We will be finalizing plans for the Annual Meeting and discussing a comprehensive water quality monitoring program for Winnisquam and the possibility of hosting an event at which a retired Marine and amputee attempts to swim the length of Lake WInnisquam. All levels of participation are welcome.

Summer Job Posting – Looking for Lake Hosts!

One of Winnisquam Lake’s local lake groups is in need of Lake Hosts! See below for details.

The Lake Winnisquam Watershed Association is looking for one or more individuals to serve as Lake Hosts at the public boat ramp on Water Street in Laconia this summer. Lake Hosts provide courtesy boat inspections and public education to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants and animals between water bodies.

This is a paid position (at approximately $9.75/hr) made possible through a grant from NH LAKES.  The hours are 9am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday from June 24th through Labor Day, plus the 4th of July and Labor Day Monday. The hours may be split among multiple individuals but all Lake Hosts must be 18 years or older.

This is a great summer job opportunity for college students or anyone wanting to help protect Lake Winnisquam. A full position description is available here. 

If interested, please contact Erich Bockley of the Lake Winnisquam Watershed Association at Erich.bockley@osram.com or 978 239-3401.