Holy Toledo – Hope It Doesn’t Happen Here

We can only hope that the woes of Toledo don’t occur on our lake – but we have to be careful. Everyone in the watershed needs to be! Continue reading

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Wentworth/Crescent water quality reports now available

The Lake Wentworth Association has been partnering with the University of New Hampshire’s Lakes Lay Monitoring Program since 1984. While each year’s testing results in a full report on the testing results, until now those documents have been hard to come by.

Now, however, an almost complete set of those reports is now available on the LWA web site. The handful of missing reports is expected to be published this winter.

The reports provide not only a snapshot of each year’s testing but information about trends in water quality.

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Stamp Act Field Trip Tuesday July 29th and Be Careful of Loon Chicks

Stamp Act Island Field Trip:   The Nature Conservancy will lead a field trip on Stamp Act Island at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 29 2014, leaving from the North Beach.  Walk the island with someone who knows the flora and fauna. Two loon chicks are swimming and CANNOT dive yet. Don’t run them over. Continue reading

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Lake Wentworth Association and Lake Wentworth Foundation Dinner Thurs. Aug. 28th

The 4th annual camp dinner will be held on Thursday, August 28 at Camp Bernadette beginning at 5:00. As in the past the dinner will feature an assortment of hors d’oeuvres including Wolfecatch shrimp, Mill Street steak tips and chicken, tossed green and potato salads, rolls & butter….and Bailey’s make-your-own sundaes! Soft drinks and water will be provided. BYOB if you wish. Continue reading

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Eagle Update

Yes, the chicks/eaglets have left the nest. They are flying but are still being fed by the parents. With a long lens, you can “get close” without “getting close”. Here are a couple of pictures…… Continue reading

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Loon Chicks and the Lake Wentworth Foundation

Two loon chicks were hatched in a nest in the swamp near Point of Pines. They have been seen on the back of the mother near Governor’s Rocks. BE CAREFUL as you drive your boat, watch out for loons! Also, Karen Burnett-Kurie, the new Executive Director of the Lake Wentworth Foundation spoke at the July 12 LWA meeting. We need to get to know this “sister” organization because they provide funding to protect our lake with the purchase of sensitive properties and studies of our watershed. Continue reading

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Loons – Look for Them, Count Them and Avoid Them

Our loons are important and their big day is on July 19, 2014, 8-9 am as  the Loon Preservation Committee will be conducting the annual Loon Census. You can help with the census. Also, please be on the look out for loons as the babies can’t dive for a few weeks.  Continue reading

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Bird Update

We have or will have some new babies on the lake. The eagles have two chicks, there are at least two nesting pairs of loons and there are Mergansers and other ducks with their babies, too. Continue reading

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Summer Is Here – Join the July 5th Fishing Derby And Be Careful on the Lake

Summer is here!!! And that means it is almost time for the Annual LWA Fishing Derby which is being held on July 5th. Time to enjoy the lake, too, but let us all be careful. Follow the common sense rules…… Continue reading

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A tale of loss and recovery – Updated

A Chris Craft utility boat went to the bottom of Lake Wentworth just south of Sister Island on Saturday, June 14, reportedly after hitting the wake of another boat. The operator, identified by news accounts as James Roome, was quickly rescued by another boater. Extra information has been added to this article. Continue reading

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