In our effort to protect the lake and its watershed, we engage with dozens of organizations, including federal and state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, businesses and private individuals. Partnerships help us achieve better environmental results than would otherwise be possible on our own. By sharing knowledge and expertise, leveraging resources, coordinating activities, and working together, we help ensure successful outcomes and progress is made to conserve, sustain, and protect the water quality and natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee.


The Lake Winnipesaukee Association works with all of the communities in the Winnipesaukee watershed to educate and promote best practices for reducing pollutants from reaching our lake, and to provide technical assistance to identify, quantify, and mitigate these pollution sources.

In 2020, we have lake protection projects in Meredith, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro.


We greatly appreciate and recognize the following marinas for their participation in our bilge sock program.

The following marinas have agreed to add an option in their customer service agreements for boat owners to include the installation of bilge socks as a routine maintenance action in their boats. These marinas will install a sock or pad at the beginning of the boating season and remove and dispose of it at the end of the season.

Keep Winnipesaukee Clean – Put a Sock in It!

Irwin Marine

Lane’s End

Winnisquam Marine

Goodhue and Hawkins Boat Yard

Trexler’s Marina

Paugus Bay Marina

If you don’t use a bilge sock or pad in your boat, please purchase one at your local marina. It is an inexpensive way to keep excess oil and gas from contaminating the lake.


We are proud to have Hermit Woods Winery of Meredith as supporter of our lake protection efforts! Hermit Woods Winery crafted the Winnipesaukee Rosé wine to help raise funds for and awareness of the lake association’s work. The winery donates 10% of the profits from the sale of the wine to LWA. To date, the winery has generously donated over $6,000 to keep Winnipesaukee blue.

Winnipesaukee Rosé makes a great gift, and you can feel good knowing you are helping to keep the lake clean and healthy.


Another key partnership that the LWA created is WE-CAN!, the Winnipesaukee Environmental and Community Action Network.

WE-CAN! provides an opportunity for communities, businesses, organizations and individuals to share concerns, information, as well as brainstorm and partner on solutions to further our shared goal to conserve, sustain, and protect the water quality and natural resources of the Winnipesaukee watershed.

Check it out at www.wecan-lwwa.org.