NewsAugust 2017 Newsletter
Minutes of the September 2016 Joint Meeting with LWTF
Road AlertPaving will begin Monday morning, Oct. 2nd, on North Shore Road. The road will be closed with detours. It will take two weeks for the paving project to get around the lake, and road closures will be in effect due to the narrowness of the road and size of the equipment. Efforts will be made to avoid weekend closure.
Forest Bathing: An Exploration in NatureSaturday, October 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Lake Waramaug Association and Steep Rock Association are co-sponsoring "Forest Bathing." Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Chief Scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will be your forest guide on this 3-mile hike to wash away stress from today's hectic life. Come bask in the beauty of autumnal forests and let their healing powers rejuvenate you. This take on the Japanese practice will not only saturate your senses, but Dr. Ward's expertise and wisdom will also feed the feeling of wonder one finds in these special environments.
We will meet at the main Steep Rock Preserve parking area adjacent to the riding ring (2 Tunnel Road) and then caravan down Tunnel Road to seasonal parking where the hike will begin.
This program is rain or shine. All ages are welcome, but please note the hike's length. In addition, expect gradual inclines and declines traveled at a leisurely pace.
Registration is helpful, but not required. Please register online or call the office at (860) 868-9131 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Our CentennialFounded in 1917, the Lake Waramaug Association marks its centennial this year. In connection with a larger project commemorating our 100th Anniversary, we are asking all friends, residents and members to kindly look in your attics, family albums, forgotten file and shoe boxes to see if you have any photos (or other interesting documents) you’d be willing to share with our community.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any contributions, which will be carefully scanned and returned to you promptly!
Celebrate at the Centennial Picnic!
On Saturday, July 22nd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., BYO picnic to the Lake Waramaug Country Club Beach. Drinks and dessert will be provided. (Rain date: Sat. July 29th.)
In celebration of our Centennial year, Mary Harwood's A History of Lake Waramaug has been reprinted in a hardcover edition and is on sale at our favorite local bookstore, The Hickory Stick. The book can be purchase for $35. If you are unable to visit The Hickory Stick you can purchase the book by sending a check for $44 ($35 plus $9 for shipping) to:
Lake Waramaug Association
P. O. Box 2272
New Preston, CT 06777
LWA is on Facebook!
Lake Waramaug Association now has a Facebook page. Please visit us if you have a Facebook account and "like" and follow our page. We'll be posting information about the upcoming Centennial plans as well as other information about your community and lake events. Click on the link at left, visit our page, and stay connected!
A Great Gift Idea: Lake Waramaug ObservedA Celebration of One of the Most Enchanting Lakes in New England
This latest book by artist/author Charles Raskob Robinson contains nearly fifty full color paintings of LakeWaramaug and is printed on top quality glossy paper in a 132 page, 8˝" x 11" hardback edition.
The book puts into larger perspective the important work of Lake Waramaug Association as well as other local environmental organizations. You can assist us financially when you order this book online. 15% of the purchase price will be donated to the Lake Waramaug Association when you designate Promo Code LWA.
Learn More by Clicking Here. Remember to use Promo Code: LWA.
Traffic Issues Due to ConstructionAs most of you know, there is a great deal of construction around the lake with an increased number of large machines and vehicles. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in the number of cars illegally parked and, in some cases, completely blocking one lane of the road. The police are aware of the problem and have asked us to report illegally parked vehicles so they can be ticketed. If you see any illegally parked vehicles, please phone the police at 860-868-9671 with the location.
Seaplane OrdinanceOn June 17, the town of Kent passed the Seaplane Ordinance which bans seaplanes and all other aircraft from landing on Lake Waramaug. Now that Warren, Kent and Washington have all passed this ordinance, it is illegal for any type of aircraft to land on Lake Waramaug. If you witness aircraft attempting to land on the Lake, try to either jot down the identification number or take a photo with your cell phone.
- Letter to the Membership about development around Lake Waramaug
- August 2016 Newsletter
- Minutes Annual & Joint Meetings
- LWA Financial Summary for 2013, 2014, and 2015
- Black Bear Sightings
- May 2016 Newsletter
Lake Waramaug Task Force Posts
- Please see their News page.
Mary Harwood's splendid A History of Lake Waramaug has been reprinted by the Association. Copies are available ($25) at Association meetings and at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot. Our thanks to the Hickory Stick for doing this as a community service without charge to the Association. Buy other books and gifts when you are there and enjoy the benefits of being able to shop locally!
Public Notice EmailsAs a public service, Lake Waramaug Association has been sending out notices of Public Hearings for Lake related land use applications in Kent, Washington and Warren. If you would like to sign up to receive these notifications, please email us with "public notice" in the subject line.
- End-of-Summer 2015 Newsletter
- May 2015 Newsletter
- Minutes of our June 2014 Annual Meeting
- Summer 2014 Newsletter
- Spring 2014 Newsletter & "Keeper Sheet"
- Connecticut law that restricts the use of phosphorous in fertilizers.
- Minutes of our September 2013 Joint Meeting with LWTF
- Minutes of our June 2013 Annual Meeting
- Minutes of our September 2012 Joint Meeting with LWTF
- Summer 2012
- Spring 2012
- Summer 2011
- Summer 2010
- Spring 2009
- George Knoecklein's 2008 PowerPoint presentation on invasive plants. (You can download the PowerPoint Viewer here.)
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