Archived Announcements

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.

Hickory Tussock caterpillar - Warning

posted Aug 29, 2018, 6:02 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 1:49 PM ]

2018 Family Fun Day Race Results

posted Aug 28, 2018, 11:59 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:05 AM ]

Thanks to all who participated braving the weather. Hopefully you all had fun. 

The results are below

WLA Classifieds

posted Aug 19, 2018, 4:50 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 1:49 PM ]

Please check out the WLA Classifieds.

There are currently two boats for sale: 
    - Sunfish  (new listing)
    - Aluminum row boat with trolling motor

Thanks for looking!

Aquatic Weeds Seminar

posted Aug 4, 2018, 7:18 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 26, 2018, 6:50 AM ]

When:  9:00 AM Saturday August 25
Where: WLA Picnic area or in case of rain Sharon & Jeff Johnson’s garage at 685 Washington Dr.
Who:    Amy Smagula, an Exotic Species Program Coordinator from the State of NH DES
What:   Amy will conduct a brief seminar on aquatic weed identification that will last about 1 hour. 

More:  Our volunteer weed watchers will be attending but the meeting is open to all WLA members and anyone interested in aquatic weeds in Island Pond is encouraged to attend. Monitoring the lake’s health and protecting against non-native invasive plant species taking up residence here is critically important to maintaining the pristine quality of our shoreline and property values. 

Contact Bob Graham if you want more information.

Family Fun Day Regatta and Pot Luck Dinner

posted Jul 21, 2018, 5:40 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 11:20 AM ]

The annual Family Fun Day - Regatta  (new name) will be held this August.

  Date:         Saturday, August 11, 2018  (Rain Date: Sunday, August12th)
  Location:   WLA Beach area
  Time:        11:00 AM  Registration
                       See the attached 2018 Regatta Notice.pdf below for registration and other details. 
                   5:30 PM - Start of Pot Luck Dinner (if rain date this will start 60 minutes after the Regatta ends on Sunday)

WLA 2018 Annual Meeting

posted May 27, 2018, 12:50 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 1, 2018, 9:09 AM ]

Please plan to attend this year's Hot Dog Roast and annual meeting.

    Meeting date:        June 30th, Saturday
    Meeting Location: WLA Beach Area
       Hot Dog Roast starts:  12:20 PM
       Meeting starts:               2:00 PM

Documents related to this meeting can be found in the Resource Center in the 2018 Annual Meeting Documents section.  If you cannot attend please fill out a proxy statement and mail it to the address provided on the form. 

Come early for the Hot Dog Roast as this is a great time to catch up with your friends and neighbors and also to meet new members.

A Quick Survey

posted May 13, 2018, 6:49 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 1, 2018, 9:08 AM ]

I am doing a quick survey to see if there is any interest in paying your WLA dues online using a credit card or PayPal. Please take this two question survey to provide your opinion. If there appears to be a large interest we will investigate this further.  

Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. 

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