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The Boat Launch Opens Saturday April 20thThe boat launch will open on Saturday, April 20th. It will follow the Spring schedule which is Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Memorial Day from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to sunset until June 22nd, when the summer schedule begins.
An operator must present a boat registration, Safe Boating Certificate and Motor Vehicle Driver's License. (If using a service company to launch, provide them with copies of documents.) All boats must pass environmental inspections. Fees are applicable.
For more information, see our Recreation page.
Road Alert: The Jack Bristol Ultra Marathon in its 45th YearThe 45th Jack Bristol Ultra Marathon will be held Sunday, April 28th, with start times of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Beginning at the State Park, the bulk of the congestion on the lake roads will be over early and runners will be spread out by 9:00 a.m. Most of the runners complete the event by 1:00 p.m. but the last participant should finish by about 7:30 p.m. The roads will not be closed, so please exercise caution. Runners will be told to stay in single file to the extent possible and to stay on the left facing traffic.
For more information, including the history of the event, visit Jack Bristol 45th Ultra Marathon.
Cheer the runners on!
Crew Regattas begin Saturday, April 27hThe Spring series of major crew regattas will begin Saturday, April 27th. The below scheduled events usually involve making a one-way road northerly from the intersection of West Shore Road, Golf Links Road through the State Park to the intersection with North Shore Road. Traffic in the opposing direction is diverted to Beardsley Road (a short distance) and back over Golf Links Road to West Shore. Be aware of these traffic changes on the roads as well as lake activity in these areas.
Here is the schedule thus far:
Date: School: Start: May 5 Gunnery Founders Day 7:00 a.m. May 11 Kent School Invitational 12:00 p.m. May 19 CT Public Schools 8:00 a.m.
There will be smaller weekday afternoon crew races not involving traffic diversions.
The Lake Waramaug Association Picnic -- An Annual Event!The Lake Waramaug Association picnic was a great success. Everyone enjoyed dancing to the tunes of Eight to the Bar. We are planning on making this an annual event. In 2019, the picnic will be held at the end of July. When we have a specific date we’ll let you know!
LWA 2019 Membership MeetingPlease plan to attend on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake Waramaug Country Club.
2019 Fireworks Scheduled for Friday July 5thA big "thank you" to all the volunteers whose time and effort helped make this year's Lake Waramaug Independence Day Celebrations safe and successful.
Pictured at right are LWA's Fireworks Chairman, Rudy Montgelas, Fire Marshall, Stan Macmillan, and Warren's Deputy Fire Chief, Roger Tanner, with members of the Warren Fire Department.
Thank you also to Arbor Services for donating your expertise each year to assure access for the fire trucks. And thanks as well to Hopkins Inn, Nine Main, and County Wine & Spirits for selling the flares used to ring the lake before the fireworks begin.
Next year's fireworks will have a rain date of July 6.
Road Safety & Construction IssuesWe have heard from many lake residents who are concerned about safety on the road around the lake. In addition to cars and trucks, there are many walkers and cyclists, as well as animals who cross the road to drink from the lake. A deer was recently struck by a car, and a moose was seen crossing the road on West Shore. It is important to remember to drive slowly and carefully and not try to pass on the narrow road.
As you know, there is a great deal of construction around the lake with an increased number of large machines and vehicles. There has also been an increase in illegally parked cars and trucks, in some cases, 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.
For those of you with construction or landscaping projects, PLEASE ask those working for you to drive carefully, observe the speed limit, and park safely without blocking the road.
Historic New Preston FallsThe Washington Conservation Commission is undertaking the preservation of this historic feature in the heart of New Preston village.
LWA is on Facebook & Instagram!Lake Waramaug Association has a Facebook page. Please visit our page if you have a Facebook account and "like" and follow us. We'll be posting information about your community and lake events.
And you can catch up on the beauty of our lake and the doings of neighbors on Instagram. Remember to add "#lakewaramaug" to your photos of and around the lake!
Seaplane OrdinanceOn June 17, 2016 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.
Founded in 1917, the Lake Waramaug Association marked its centennial last year. In celebration, Mary Harwood's A History of Lake Waramaug was reprinted in a hardcover edition and is on sale at our favorite local bookstore, The Hickory Stick. The book can be purchased 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
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.
- 2017 Form 990-EZ
- 2016 Form 990-EZ
- Minutes of the September 2016 Joint Meeting with LWTF
- Letter to the Membership about development around Lake Waramaug
- August 2016 Newsletter
- Archived Minutes of 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.
- 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 restricts 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.)
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.
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