Save the Date: Sunday June 11th at 2:00 p.m.LWA will hold its Annual Membership Meeting at the Lake Waramaug Country Club. Mark your calendar and we hope you'll plan to attend.
Minutes of the September 2016 Joint Meeting with LWTF
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!
Boat Launch Opens April 15thThe boat launch will open on Saturday, April 15th. The Spring schedule is Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday and Memorial Day from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to sunset. The Summer schedule begins June 24th and extends to Labor Day, Monday, September 4th when hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 6:00 a.m. to sunset and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.
Road Alert: The 43rd Jack Bristol Ultra MarathonOn Sunday, April 30th starting at 6:30 a.m., the 43rd Jack Bristol Ultra Marathon will be held. 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 a.m. Most of the runners complete the event by 1 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 follow the below link to their website: Jack Bristol 43rd Ultra Marathon. Cheer the runners on!
Crew Regattas begin Saturday, April 29th
The Spring series of major crew regattas will begin Saturday, April 29th. They 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. The following is the schedule thus far:
Date: School: Start: May 7 Gunnery Founders Day 8:00 a.m. May 13 Kent School Invitational 12:00 p.m. May 21 CT Public Schools 8:00 a.m.
There will be smaller weekday afternoon crew races not involving traffic diversions.
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 email@example.com with any contributions, which will be carefully scanned and returned to you promptly!
A Great Gift Idea: LAKE WARAMAUG OBSERVED:
Its Beauty in the Four Seasons, Its Amazing History and Its Promising Future
And for every book purchased online, a 15% donation is made to LWA!
A 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 Lake Waramaug 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 purchase this book online. 15% of the purchase price will be donated when you designate Promo Code LWA.
The book is also available at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot, the House of Books in Kent, and in the gift shop of the Institute for American Indian Studies on Curtis Road in Washington.
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
- Waramaug Dam Evaluation & Repair
- Curly-leaf Pondweed Resurgence
- Zooplankton Farm Up & Running
- Tackling Sucker Brook Erosion
- New Aeration Systems for Arrow Point
- Fall 2015 Newsletter
- "Saving Lake Waramaug" video
- State Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants
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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