Lake drawdown is scheduled to begin November 1 . . . Boat parade and Morsel Munk contest pictures added . . . Effective 10/1/15, Safe Waterskiing Endorsement needed . . . See what HLWA items are available to buy at Patty's Shoppe . . . Highland Lake Watershed Association is on Facebook! . . . Sign up to receive notification of changes to webpage . . . Information on how to be a good steward for the lake (click on Environment at top) . . .

Highland Lake Watershed Association

A Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to the Preservation and Protection of Highland Lake and Its Watershed


Proposed P&Z Regulations: The Town is
discussing changes to the P&Z Regulations.
Some changes will affect the Highland Lake
District (the lake and much of the
surrounding watershed). On October 11 at 7 pm,
there will be a public hearing on the revised
changes. Here is a link to
where any new information
could be found. P&Z Website

Weed Treatment: Due to delays in processing
and permitting, the application of Diquat
to treat the milfoil has been postponed
as the period of effectiveness has passed.
The current plans are to treat the milfoil
in late spring of 2017 as it is emerging.
This will produce the maximum benefit for the Town dollars expended on milfoil control.

Bathing Water Testing: The Torrington
Area Health District does test the water for
E. Coli at Holland and Resha Beaches.
They are checked twice a month in June,
July and August; two samples are collected
from each beach. The samples are tested for
E. Coli. In 2016 the results were well within
the DEEP guidelines. In fact, looking back
nearly 20 years of data never have results
been high enough to warrant closing a
beach on Highland Lake.

Lakeside cleanup on Sunday, October 9.
Volunteers needed!!
Click here to sign up.

2016 Highland Lake Relay
Click here for more pictures.

Calendar of Events

Effective October 15, 2015
Safe Waterskiing Endorsement Needed
Click here to read about it.

Click here to see HLWA items for sale in Patty's Shoppe!!
2016 HLWA/Morsel Munk Photo Contest Winners

First place winner - Stillness by Michele Miller
Click here to see more pictures.

Winner of the people's choice prize
in the boat parade!

Fran and Keara Delaney, Sam Sciacca
Click here for more boat parade pictures.

Have any pictures to submit to the website?
Send them to hlwa@snet.net.

Membership Application

Contact: hlwa@snet.net

2015-2016 Officers/Board of Directors
Sam Sciacca, President
Beth Papermaster, Vice President
Carol Zacchio, Secretary
Jill Ricci, Treasurer
Sally Carotenuti
Fran Delaney
Ray Fugere
Dick Labich
Pat Masucci
Rose Molinelli
Terry Platt
Clare Stevens

Links of Interest
CT Boating Regulations - Highland Lake Boat Launch
Winchester Land Trust
Watershed-Friendly Fertilizers
Town of Winchester
Friends of Main Street
Designing Water Buffers
Gilbert High School Class of 1949
Winsted Economic Development Commission

Members' Corner
Lost and found, notices . . . no real estate, cars or services. Items will be kept for two weeks.

Lost: Late Saturday 8/6 afternoon, when skiing on west side, close to beginning of third bay, skier dropped ski to slalom. When they returned to pick it up, it was gone. It is an O'Brien ski with single binding. The bottom is painted yellow. If found, please contact Jeanne Hinman 860-307-0576 or jeannehinman@aol.com.

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