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.

Town News

posted Jan 9, 2021, 9:44 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jan 9, 2021, 9:46 AM ]

The Town of Washington and the Shedd Free Library Trustees have a unique opportunity to acquire the lot adjacent to the north facade of our library.  This purchase, contingent on approval at Town Meeting, would benefit all of us in so many ways.  First and foremost it would allow for parking and handicap access to the library on the same side of the road: no more worrying about who is coming around the bend as you cross!  Add to that a new location for the community garden, access for maintenance and room for expansion of the SFL, and preservation and enhancement of our historic town center.  While funding for this purchase will come in part from a financial commitment from the SFL Trustees, any donation you can pledge now will offset any funds needed through taxation.   Your commitment will significantly help us reach our goal and will be deeply appreciated.  Thank you!

Please see the attached Appeal Letter for more info about supporting this effort. 


posted Dec 10, 2020, 6:28 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 10, 2020, 6:28 AM ]

There was a report by a WLA homeowner of an attempted break in. It appears that there was no actual entry but we just wanted to make sure owners were aware and ensure their doors and windows are secure.   

This past weekend there was a power outage that lasted from approximately 10 PM Saturday to 7 PM Sunday.  Don't drink the milk that was in the fridge when you come back up, it may be a bit lumpy. There also were some high winds associated with the weather event, some trees on your properties may be down or just about to fall, take a look around when you arrive. 

Snow is on the ground and the lake is still ice free. Winter is here.

House for Sale

posted Dec 2, 2020, 6:16 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 2, 2020, 6:17 AM ]

If you or someone you know is interested in owning a home on Island Pond please visit the WLA Classifieds for the listing of 653 Washington Drive.

Resource Center Issues

posted Nov 14, 2020, 4:43 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2020, 4:52 PM ]

It has come to my attention while testing that one can no longer view a file in the Resource Center, at least I cannot. 

To get around this issue you can download the file and then view it on your system. I know this is somewhat inconvenient. 

If you are signed into Google before going to the WLA website you should be able to view the file. 

I am looking into this issue and have sent a note to Google. 

If you wnat you can e-mail me with your experiences if they differ from above.

Thank you for your patience. 

  I have also asked Senators Hassan and Shaheen to ask the Google guys about this the next time they are being quizzed by the Senate. 

Town of Washington: Outside burning notice

posted Oct 25, 2020, 9:07 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Oct 25, 2020, 9:07 AM ]

The red flag has been removed from the Transfer Station fire sign but the following was posted in the Selectmen's Minutes from the Oct 24th Selectmen's meeting:

Notice from the Town Fire Warden No outside burning until significant rain.

 Call 495-3030 to see if burning is allowed.

Please call before burning. 

Thank you.

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.

Hunting season ramps up

posted Aug 31, 2020, 5:38 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 31, 2020, 5:38 AM ]

Hunting season is ramping up in NH. Please be aware of your surroundings when hiking, biking, etc. in the woods and open fields. 

Wear bright colors. Orange is highly visible and recognized by hunters. Bells are also a good thing to carry when in the deep woods or on your bikes. 

Stay safe. 

They're back

posted Aug 31, 2020, 5:28 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 31, 2020, 5:28 AM ]

and looking for your bird feeders. Please take care and do not approach them if they are feeding on your deck, they will leave. 

Please pick up after your dog..

posted Aug 12, 2020, 5:46 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2020, 5:55 PM ]

The WLA board has received complaints about dog excrement being seen along the side of the road and at the beach. 

A reminder to pet owners:
    1)  Please pick up after your pets 
    2)  Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the beach. 

Thank you,
WLA Board

Home and Property Projects

posted Jul 11, 2020, 2:31 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 2:32 PM ]

With the Summer upon us and nowhere else to go many of us are taking on projects around our Island Pond properties. Please be aware there are permits that may be required for any building or shoreline projects that you are contemplating. 

Attached is a poster (got-permits.pdf below) from the N.H. Department of Environmental Services that provides an overview of when permits from DES may be required for construction projects.  This is not an all inclusive list of permits required by the state or town. 

Please review this list and also contact the Town of Washington before any work is started to avoid issues later on. 

       Link to N.H. DES website:


The Town of Washington has a permit process for building, changes, decks, etc. Please contact the town selectmen for their requirements: 
        Phone:  (603) 495-3661
        website:    (has e-mail link)


Deed restrictions exist for all properties within the Washington Lake Estates subdivision. See the document titled WLA Covenants in the Resource Center on the left. If you have any questions please contact a WLA board member. 

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