Events and notices

2017

  • August 12, 2017 – Eighth Annual Lake Wicwas Paddle Regatta, in conjunction with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, 8:45am at the public boat ranch.  Get more information and and register here, or call Scott Powell at 279-7449.   The annual BBQ will follow the paddle at 11:00 at Lavon and Wayne Blake’s home.   Call Lavon Blake at 279-6683 for more information.
  • June 18, 2017 – LWA Board Meeting,  1:00pm at the Thorpe’s house
  • August 5, 2017 – Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association, 9:30 AM – noon, at the Lake Wicwas Grange located next to the Meredith Center store at the intersections of Meredith Center Rd, Corliss Hill Rd, and Livingston Rd.  We will start at 9:30 AM with coffee and social time, begin the business meeting at 10 AM, and adjourn around noon.  A representative from the Lakes Region Conservation Trust will speak about the properties they have helped to conserve around the lake and the importance they have on water quality, wildlife, and property values.  The LRCT presentation can be found here.
  • February 25, 2017 – Guided Snowshoe Tour.  Starts at 10:00 AM at the Hamlin Conservation Area parking lot on Chemung Road.  The route will be determined by trail conditions and will be suitable for all abilities.  For more send an email to Webmaster@LakeWicwas.org.

2016

  • August 20, 2016 – Seventh Annual Lake Wicwas Paddle Regatta.  Starts at 11:00 AM at the boat ramp on Chemung Rd, with barbeque to follow at 12:30pm at the Blake’s house.  Details and maps were provided at the Annual Meeting, and can be found by clicking here or calling Lavon at 279-6683.
  • August 15, 2016 – Last date to order Lake Wicwas Clothing:  order here
  • August 10, 2016 – Presentation on Climate Change sponsored by the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Association,  6:00pm at the Meredith Community Center.  Click here for more information.
  • August 6, 2016 – Annual Meeting of the Lake Wicwas Association, was held at 9:30am at the Lake Wicwas Grange in Meredith Center.   There were refreshments and social time at 9:30;  the annual business meeting began at 10:00.  The keynote speaker Harry Vogel, Senior Biologist and Executive Director of the Loon Preservation Committee, provided an excellent presentation on loons, including the loon rescues from the ice this past winter.  Notes and pictures from the presentation can be found here.
  • July 13, 2016 – Presentation on Local Wildlife sponsored by the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Association,  6:00pm at the Meredith Community Center.  Click here for more information.
  • July 9, 2016 – LWA Board Meeting,  1:00pm at the Thorpe’s house
  • June 26, 2016 – LWA Board Meeting,  9:00am at the Cohen’s house
  • June 11, 2016 – LWA Board Meeting,  9:00am at the Blake’s house

2015

  • August 8, 2015 – Sixth Annual Lake Wicwas Paddle Regatta, 11:00 AM at the Caldwell’s house on Loon Point Rd, with barbeque to follow at 12:15.  Details provided at the Annual Meeting, or click here to see the invitation.
  • August 1, 2015 – Annual Meeting of Lake Wicwas Association, was held at the Lake Wicwas Grange in Meredith Center.   A presentation entitled “The Loons of Wicwas” can be seen here.
  • July 12, 2015 – LWA Board Meeting, 2:00 PM at the Powell’s house
  • May 3, 2015 – LWA Board meeting,  2:00 PM at the Thorpe’s house

2014

  • September 27, 2014 – LWA Board meeting  1:00 PM
  • August 9, 2014 – Fifth annual Lake Wicwas Regatta, 11 AM – 3 PM. Event flyer here.
  • August 2, 2014 – Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association, 9:30 AM – noon, at the Lake Wicwas Grange Hall located next to the Meredith Center store at the intersections of Meredith Center Rd, Corliss Hill Rd, and Livingston Rd. We will start at 9:30 AM with coffee and social time, begin the business meeting at 10 AM, and adjourn around noon. Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, will speak on “Tracking Ospreys from New Hampshire to South America.” Project OspreyTrack is a multi-year project using GPS trackers to follow Ospreys from their nests in New Hampshire to their wintering grounds in South America. Hear about the foraging behaviors of breeding male Ospreys and the amazing and sometimes tragic stories of ten NH Ospreys. Iain has studied Ospreys for more than 30 years and is known internationally for his studies.
  • July 15, 2014 – NHDOT meeting on proposed intersection improvements for NH104 at Meredith Center Road and Chase Road 6 PM at the Meredith Community Center, Meeting Room B, One Circle Drive, in Meredith. The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project. The meeting is also to solicit public input in order to ensure that the project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment.
  • July 14, 2014 – Meredith meeting on Shoreland Protection 6:00 PM. The Town of Meredith is hosting “Shoreland Protection: What You Need to Know” at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, for homeowners, landscapers, and other contractors interested in vegetation management to preserve water quality. Flyer here.
  • June 28, 2014 – LWA Board meeting  1:00 PM
  • May 18, 2014 – LWA Board meeting  1:00 PM
  • April 12, 2014 – LWA Board meeting  9:00 AM
  • March 15, 2014 – LWA Board meeting  1:00 PM

2013

  • October 5, 2013 – LWA Board meeting  2:30 PM
  • August 17, 2013 – Fourth annual Lake Wicwas Regatta, 11 AM – 3 PM. “The Lake Wicwas Hunt” event flyer here.
  • August 3, 2013 – Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association. This year our meeting will be held at the Lake Wicwas Grange Hall located next to the Meredith Center store at the intersections of Meredith Center Rd, Corliss Hill Rd, and Livingston Rd. We will start at 9:30 AM with coffee and social time, begin the business meeting at 10 AM, and adjourn around noon. Scott Powell will speak on nature around the lake, especially wildlife activity during the winter months when many of us are away.  You may be familiar with his nature journal blog on Lake Wicwas.
  • July 20, 2013 – Social gathering at Neil & Debbie Crimins for the Lake Wicwas Association community, 5-8 PM, 4 Loon Point Road, Meredith. RSVP attendance by July 13 to ptrombi@metrocast.net
  • July 13, 2013 LWA Board meeting  9:00 AM
  • May 4, 2013 LWA Board meeting 1:00 PM

2012

  • September 22, 2012 LWA Board meeting  1:30 PM
  • August 18, 2012 Third annual Lake Wicwas Regatta 11 AM – 3 PM.  Event flyer here.
  • August 14, 2012 – Meredith Planning Board public forum on updating the Community Master Plan, 7:00 PM at the Meredith Community Center.  Event flyer here.
  • August 4, 2012 Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association. LWA President Tom Crane gave a presentation on major conservation actions that were taken around the lake in the past. On behalf of the LWA Board and LWA membership, Marge Thorpe presented framed certificates of appreciation to family members representing Frances Eames, Lou Kahn and Barbara Smyth, Roger and Evelyn Harris, Norman and Joan Harris, and Leighton and Agnes Harris.  Representatives from the families of Rawson Wood and Bob and Beate Hamlin were unable to attend.

    • Click here to view the slides on Preserving Lake Wicwas.
    • Click here for the satellite map of Lake Wicwas used in the presentation.
    • Click here for a picture of the award recipients.
  • July 16, 2012 “Septic Sense Workshop” at the Meredith Community Center, Room A, Monday, 6:30 PM.
  • July 7, 2012 LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • June 9, 2012 LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • May 5, 2012 LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM

2011

  • October 1, 2011 LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • August 13, 2011Second annual Paddle Regatta beginning at 4 PM at the boat launch on Chemung Road, followed by a picnic gathering at the Caldwell’s red house.
  • August 6, 2011 Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association. Featured speaker was Jeff Schloss, focusing on lake ecology and protection and practical tips about landscaping near the lake. Jeff holds a joint appointment as a Research Scientist in the UNH Freshwater Biology Group, and as a Water Resources Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension. Since 1986, he has been the coordinator of the New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (NH LLMP), a grass roots lake and tributary monitoring program initiated in 1979.  Jeff encouraged us to reference Landscaping at the Water’s Edge, a manual for New Hampshire landowners and landscapers, from UNH Cooperative Extension. Click here to download a color pdf of Jeff’s slides.
  • July 23, 2011 –LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • June 25, 2011 – LWA social gathering 4-6 PM at Tom and Sharon Caldwell’s house, 14 Loon Point Road. Click here for pictures.
  • May 14, 2011 –LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM

2010

  • October 23, 2010 LWA Board meeting  9:00 AM
  • August 21, 2010 LWA Board meeting  8:45 AM
  • August 14, 2010First Paddle Regatta gathering at 10:30 AM at the boat launch on Chemung Road.  Click here for Ken and Debby Crowley’s pictures and here for Brian Matteson’s.
  • August 7, 2010 – Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association. Featured speaker was Amy P. Smagula, Limnologist/Exotic Species Program Coordinator, NH Department of Environmental Services, focusing on cyanobacteria, a potential health threat, as well as discussing milfoil and other exotic species. Click here to download a color PDF file of Amy’s slides.
  • June 12, 2010 – LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • May 8, 2010 – LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM

2009

  • September 26, 2009 – LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • August 15, 2009 – LWA Board meeting  9:30 AM
  • August 1, 2009 – Annual meeting of Lake Wicwas Association  at the Fire Station on Meredith Center Road
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