Archived Announcements

Found: Not sure what it is

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:32 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 7:27 AM ]

Not sure what these are but they were found and remain at the WLA boat ramp.  

Maybe training wheels for a rowing shell?

2017 Regatta and Potluck Supper

posted Jun 28, 2017, 12:35 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 5:54 PM ]

The 2017 WLA Regatta and Potluck supper will be held Saturday Aug. 5th (rain date Saturday Aug. 12th).  Please see the attached 2017 Regatta Notice for details on registration, start times and contact information.

Ticks are everywhere!

posted Jun 15, 2017, 2:51 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 6:02 PM ]

Ticks seem to be flourishing this year. 

Lyme disease is an ever present risk for those who enjoy the outdoors. Remember to protect your pets as well as yourself.

Here are some links about ticks and Lyme disease, just click to learn more:

     From the CDC

 (click on image to enlarge)

The WLA Directory (aka Name and Address books)

posted Apr 29, 2017, 1:53 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 6:03 PM ]

After receiving a request to make it easier to access the WLA Name and Address directories I added a direct link to them in the Navigation section on the left side of the web site pages. 

As a refresher for everyone there are two directories:
    Directory by Name:  This is a name and address list of members, paid up or not. 

    Directory by Lot number:  This list attempts to list name and addresses by lot numbers that were assigned when the area was developed. It starts
                                           at the circle, goes up the water side down the non water side of Washington drive and then meanders around
                                           East Washington Dr, Island Pond Road, the islands,  and some private drives. Do not expect this to match the
                                           development map exactly. Washington Drive is fairly accurate.

    If you have any updates please drop a not to the web manager.   Thanks

Annual Dues reminder

posted Apr 28, 2017, 7:12 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 6:01 PM ]

We currently have 63 members who have renewed their memberships.
If you have not done so please submit your completed forms and payment by May 31st.  

Ice Out!

posted Apr 15, 2017, 4:04 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 5:58 PM ]

Date: April 15th:
Time: around 7:00 PM

The ice is pretty much gone from the lake. A patch of wind driven ice exists in the area near the beach (see picture). I expect it to be gone overnight, if not tomorrow's 70 degree temps will take care of it.  

Loons have been seen and heard on and around the lake.   

Previous ice out dates:
  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

WLA Financial Statement - December 31, 2016

posted Jan 2, 2017, 9:21 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 5:58 PM ]

The WLA financial statement for December 31, 2016 is now available online in the Resource Center

  We remain in good financial shape at this point. 

Ice In on the lake on December 11th

posted Dec 12, 2016, 7:42 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 5:56 PM ]

Ice in happened on Sunday morning but it was quickly covered by up to 8 inches of snow Sunday night. Temps were above freezing on Monday.

Warning:  Since ice in was a recent event and the ice sheet was covered with snow please be careful when playing near the water. The snow cover and warmer temperatures today may keep the newly formed ice sheet thin and reduce its ability to thicken and thus it is dangerous to be on. 

The WLA does not monitor ice thickness nor the safety of the ice on the lake surface throughout the winter. 

Please be careful with your families and pets. 

Dam Boards and lake drawdown

posted Nov 3, 2016, 4:37 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 12, 2016, 7:22 PM ]

Pending the OK from Eversource, see the announcement, Charles Johnson plans to remove one dam board this weekend (Nov. 5th / 6th). The second board will be removed the following weekend (Nov. 12th / 13th). 

Please be sure that your docks, boats, etc. are properly secured. 


A Photo Finish at this years WLA regatta

posted Aug 15, 2016, 4:04 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 5:57 PM ]

It was a photo finish at this years WLA Regatta. First place was taken by the team of Hillary Lachman and Jake Reilly. Second, by the smallest of margins, was the team of Kate Johnson and Jean Kluk. 

Photo curtesy of Dan Reilly.  Nice picture Dan!  
( double click on the picture to see a larger version)

Other pictures and final results will be posted later. If you have any pictures that you would like to share please send them to the WLA web manager.

Thanks to all who participated and watched this event.

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