Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association announces new slate of officers

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA) is pleased to announce a new slate of officers for 2013/2014. The new board represents a mix of continuing members and new members in 2013. The LWWA board provides strategic direction and oversight to the lake association in its mission to protect the water quality and natural resources of the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed. The new board assumed its duties on September 11.

The 2013/14 Board of Directors is as follows: officers Diane Hanley, president; Dean Anson, vice-president; Lee Duncan, treasurer; Rick DeMark, secretary; board members Steve Preston, Steve Kahl, and Steve Wingate.

LWWA welcomes Steve Wingate as the newest member to the Board. With an extensive background in forestry and strong volunteer ethic Wingate is a great asset. After graduating with an M.S. in Forest Management he served five years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam and Germany. He then began a 40 year career in the U.S. Forest Service during which he worked on five different national forests in specialties such as forest and wildlife management, and watershed based resource planning. Since retiring Wingate has continued to share his knowledge and expertise by working as a consultant on several special projects; most recently for a forest management plan for the New York City municipal watershed in the Catskill Region.

Wingate's strong volunteer ethic is evident in the many activities and organizations in which he is involved. A resident of Tuftonboro, he is a member of the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission, Joint Community Milfoil Committee, and Mirror Lake Watershed Committee. He is also a Lakes Region Planning Commission Commissioner and planning advisor, and a member on the UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Committee and Lay Lakes Monitoring Program. LWWA will benefit greatly not only from Wingate's forestry expertise, but also his enthusiasm, energy and active involvement to get things done.

Do you have an interest, passion, skill, or knowledge to share that would benefit the mission of LWWA? To learn more about the organization and what it does please visit or call 581-6632.