Archived Announcements

The Hickory Tussock moth caterpillar appears to be back!

posted Sep 6, 2019, 7:34 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 7:05 PM ]

This caterpillar has again been spotted in the area. 
The following is a notice issued last year by the Town of Washington Health Officer. 


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What’s this green cotton candy stuff in the lake?

posted Aug 22, 2019, 7:52 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 7:50 AM ]

WLA Weed Watchers and others have reported seeing strange looking masses floating below water level. 

The NH Lakes organization has released a report about this algae which is attached below.

We encourage you to visit their website and support their efforts in protecting New Hampshire lakes.  

The WLA Weed Watchers are led Bob Graham and he can be reached by sending an e-mail to the Weed Watcher 

WLA Family Fun Day

posted Jul 16, 2019, 8:46 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 7:28 PM ]

Family Fun Day (formally known as the regatta)

    Date:  Saturday, August 10, 2019  (Rain Date: Sunday, August 11th)
    Time:  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  - Registration
               1:30 PM - Start of festivities
               5:30 PM    Potluck Supper and Awards  (Rain Date on 11th: 1 hour after end of race)

See the attached 2019 Family Fun Day Notice for full details.

WLA Directories

posted Jul 2, 2019, 7:06 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 7:29 PM ]

The WLA Directories have been updated and posted on the website. The passwords have changed. Contact any board member if you do not know it. The password will only be provided to current members.  

The combination for the boat ramp gate has also been changed, again contact any board member if you do not know the code. 

Have a great Summer!

WLA Annual Meeting

posted Jun 11, 2019, 3:32 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 7:30 PM ]

Dear WLA Members,
Please plan to join us at the Washington Lake Association Hot Dog Roast and Annual Association Meeting Saturday, June 29th at the Association Beach (Rain Date Sunday, June 30th)  Hot Dog roast starts at 12:30 PM and the WLA Annual Meeting will commence at 2:00 PM.
The following documents below:
   1). Meeting Agenda
   2). WLA Calendar
   3). 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes
   4). 2019 Board Nomination Slate
   5). Proxy
   6). Proposed Budget

Thank you for your commitment to our association! 
 John Butcher / President

Treasurer Report

posted May 3, 2019, 9:14 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 7:31 PM ]

The April 30th 2018 financial summary statement is available in the Resource Center  or to access the report directly click here: April 30, 2019 Financial Statement

We appear to be in good shape financially at this point in our fiscal year and I expect to remain in budget as the year progresses. 

Thank you,
Mike Kluk

Ice Out - 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 6:57 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 7:48 PM ]

Ice out happened late last week and the loons appeared as if by magic. 

The dam boards went in this weekend. 

Ice out dates:
  2018 - April 28th
  2017 - April 15th
  2016 - March 13th
  2015 - April 22nd
  2014 - April 23rd ( or some day after this)
  2013 - April 19th
  2012 - March 21st 
  2011 - April 25th
  2010 - April 8th
  2009 - April 12th
  2008 - April 23rd
  2007 - April 27th
  2006 - April 4th
  2005 - April 18th
  2004 - April 19th
  2003 - April 24th
  2002 - April 5th
  2001 - May 1st
  2000 - April 10th

Note from the WLA President

posted Apr 15, 2019, 2:11 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:07 AM ]

Association Members,

It looks like Spring has finally arrived in Washington.  While the lake is still mostly ice covered and there is still plenty of snow in the woods, my prediction is that ice out will occur sometime later on this week. Dam boards will go in right after ice out. 

As an FYI New Hampshire Fish and Game is warning hikers and homeowners that Bears are out of hibernation and looking for food.  Last week a large bear was caught on camera roaming Washington Drive so be aware.  

Mark your calendars.  Saturday June 1st is National Trails Day.  Our own little town of Washington (courtesy of the Parks and Recreation and Conservation Committees) is hosting an event with the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail Club. It will be a great opportunity to learn about and explore some of the trails in and around Washington.  Details to follow as we get closer to the event.

And finally, just a reminder that annual dues which cover our association expenses (insurance, dam registration, water testing, beach maintenance, etc) were due April 1st.  Thanks to all of those who have already sent their dues and reminder we need everyone’s support to effectively budget for the upcoming season and maintain our association. If you have not already done so please take a moment and get your check in the mail.  

John Butcher 

Membership form is attached below.

President's note

posted Feb 10, 2019, 1:52 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:05 AM ]

Washington Lake Association Members:

Although you could hardly tell from the weather outside today it won’t be long until another great season of swimming and boating on the lake will be with us.  Washington has experienced a pretty normal winter snow wise this year with the official amount to date of 70.75 inches.  March  always seems to be the killer snow month, so we shall see!  The lake is in great shape for the Washington Fire Department’s  Annual Ice Fishing Tournament this coming weekend on all legal ponds in Washington (Feb 16-17th.)  If you get the chance stop up for some fun times and hopefully some big fish.    

Please find enclosed the attached PDF file "2019 WLA Membership Form".  Annual dues are again $75 and are due by April 1st.  Kindly print it out, fill it in with any new contact information, and mail to the address listed.  As has always been the case our budget planning is based on our current paid membership status so your prompt payment helps us plan accordingly for the year ahead.  

Please mark your calendars as we will be holding a Beach and Picnic Area Cleanup day Saturday May 25th (9-11am, Memorial Day Weekend.)  The date of our Annual Meeting and hotdog roast this year is June 29, 2019.

I look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying another great summer season!


With Best Regards,
  John Butcher
  WLA President

Dam Board Removal Schedule

posted Sep 12, 2018, 9:14 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 1:48 PM ]

The annual removal of the Island Pond dam boards will start on Oct 12th.

The first board will be removed on October 12th weather permitting.
The second board will be removed about a week later.

Please ensure all your boats and docks are safe in preparation for this water level drop. 

Thank you.

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