Past and present

The Lake Wentworth Association was established in 1930, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas as one of the founders. The corporation was established for the protection and preservation of Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake and the wildlife and wildlife habitat associated with them, the promotion of knowledge about the lakes and their history, and the performance of such other acts or things as may be necessary, useful, or convenient to carry out. The corporation does not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

The LWA presently has more than 1000 regular, associate and junior members. The
affairs of the association are carried out by the five executive officers and a 10 member board of directors. Committee chairs, shore representatives and all other members are encouraged to attend and participate in board meetings. Members also are encouraged to volunteer to serve on committees in areas in which they have expertise or interest.

The recent success of our many initiatives is a direct result of the active participation by many members. It is important that we continue with this participation so that we may achieve the objectives for which the association was established.