We have removed the signup for notices due to the fact that 
Google has limited how many e-mails we can send out.

If you want to be put on the distribution list for Announcement updates 
send an e-mail to requesting that you be added.
Please indicate your name and WLA lot number or address in the e-mail.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

High Water

posted Jul 31, 2021, 7:03 AM by Washington Lake Association

Due to the large amount of rain this July the lake has a very high water level. Please be aware that wakes can have consequences to docked boats, items stored along the shoreline and docks. 

Owner of boat and docks should take appropriate actions. Owners should ensure their boats are properly protected against the high waters raising their boats against fixed docks and now not protected by bumpers, etc. Docks with removable panels should have the panels removed or fixed (tied, bolted, clamped, etc) to prevent the panels from floating away. Items that are stored along the shore should be checked that they are properly secured to prevent them from floating away.

It has also been reported that large amounts of weeds have beed uprooted and are floating on the lake. If you happen to see a large unroot mass of weeds please remove them from the lake and place them in a location where they will not find their way back into the water (far away from the shoreline).

Thank you.  

Weed Watch Volunteers Needed

posted Jul 20, 2021, 6:03 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 20, 2021, 6:10 AM ]

The Weed Watch group is looking for additional Weed Watch Volunteers.

We’ll provide training on which aquatic plants are native and belong at Island Pond as well as invasive species to be on the lookout for. 

        - A kayak or canoe 
        - Time to paddle an assigned stretch of shoreline about 3 or 4 times a year from late spring into early autumn. 
        - A desire to learn about Island Pond and the plants that grow in it. 

How to join: 
        - Anyone interested can contact Bob Graham:
             via e-mail at
             or call or text my cell 603-828-6876


Washington's Old Home Day Celebration

posted Jul 12, 2021, 12:09 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 12, 2021, 12:15 PM ]

Come celebrate Washington's Old Home Day

    Date:  July 31, 2021
    Time:  7:00 AM  to 11:00 PM 
    Location:  On or around the Town Common  
    More Info:  See the attached Old Home Day Poster for detailed information on events and their schedules.

WLA Event Of The Year

posted Jul 4, 2021, 10:50 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 4, 2021, 10:51 AM ]

Explore Lakes with NH LAKES Webinar Series

posted Jun 6, 2021, 10:05 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 6, 2021, 10:05 AM ]

The NH Lakes association has created a series of webinars (online seminars). Some are upcoming and others are postings of past events. Their website explains the series, schedules and links to past sessions. 

Sessions involve living on the lake, life of a lake, wildlife in and around a lake, boating safety, keeping a lake house through generations, etc. 

click here to access the series:  Link to the NH Lakes webinars.

Also please consider supporting this organization in heir efforts to keep New Hampshire lakes clean and healthy by becoming a member.  

Notice to Mariners

posted Jun 6, 2021, 9:52 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 6, 2021, 9:53 AM ]

It has been reported that debris (aka Flotsam and Jetsom) has been seen floating (at or below water level) on the lake. Please be careful and remove any items you may come upon. 

PS:  I have been told this is the wrong image but Mr. Google states that I am correct. 

Town Notices

posted May 3, 2021, 7:02 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated May 3, 2021, 7:02 AM ]

It appears the town has rescinded the No Outside Burning mandate. 

Fire Permits are required for all outside burning (NH RSA 227:17). Any new burn permits must be inspected and all brush burning will need an inspection. 

Below is a current list of Fire Wardens that are available to issue fire permits or answer any questions that you may have regarding outdoor burning:

Fire Warden:
   Brian Moser - (603) 495-3720 
Deputy Wardens:
   Robert Crane - (603) 478-0530
   Jed Schwartz - (603) 495-3125
   John Corrigan - (603) 495-5365
   Shawn Atkins - (603) 495-6170
   Ryan Murdough - (603) 495-3294
   Mark Dressel - (603) 495-3294
   Dale Havunen - (603) 495-5399
   David DeFosse – 603-495-0494

Boating Season Has Arrived

posted Apr 30, 2021, 2:01 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Apr 30, 2021, 2:02 PM ]

Here are a few links to State of New Hampshire resources on boating in New Hampshire. 

Town Notices

posted Apr 24, 2021, 6:06 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 19, 2021, 5:46 AM ]

New Transfer Station / Beach stickers 

The Town is transitioning to new Transfer Station / Beach stickers this year. Please visit the Town Hall M-T-W-F 9 to 3:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 to 7:00 pm to obtain your stickers. (At this time there will be two stickers per household. Please bring proof of ownership of your property. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The current stickers are still valid until change over.

Future dates will be announced to pick up stickers at the Transfer Station. 

Granite State change regarding phone dialing 

Granite State Communications issued a notice that as of April 24, 2021, you must dial 10 digits (area code-telephone number) for all local calls. If you forget and dial just 7 digits, your call will be completed.

October 24, 2021, you MUST dial 10-digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7-digits may not be completed.  

Permits required for all construction 

The Town of Washington requires that a Land Use Compliance Permit for Construction (aka Building Permit) be submitted to the town for all construction projects. Please see section 501 of Washington's Land Use Ordinance (link to LUO). 

You can contact the town for further information.

Hazardous Waste Collection Days Schedule for 2021

Date            Location
August 7      Sunapee Highway Garage 
October 2     Lebanon High School (Free to Washington Residents) 

WLA Member Package and LakeSmart booklet

posted Sep 7, 2020, 4:46 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 7, 2020, 4:46 PM ]

We have just updated the WLA Member Package formally known as the New Member Package.  It contains new information that everyone should read and become familiar with. The WLA Member Package is located in the Resource Center under Info for WLA Members and others as WLA Member Package 2020.pdf.  Click here for a direct link.  

The NH Lakes organization has released a booklet on lake friendly living titled LAKESMART. Bob Graham, chair of the Weed Watchers group, recommends reading this informative booklet. We are hosting a copy in the Info for WLA Members and others section of the Resource Center. Click here for a direct link to the booklet.  We have a limited number of the hardcopy version of LakeSmart. Contact Bob Graham or Mike Kluk if you would like one.  

More information about the NH Lakes organization and information on living with a lake please go to the NH Lakes Org website.

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