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About the Highland Lake Watershed Association

The Highland Lake Watershed Association, Inc. is a voluntary organization made up of residents and friends of Highland Lake. The origins of HLWA began in 1959 when a group of lake residents became concerned about control of the lake water level. HLWA became incorporated in 1993 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our members look to us for collaborative and effective solutions for the preservation of the lake and watershed to make a positive difference in the lake water quality. HLWA is able to do this because of the dedication of time and effort of our volunteers and the dues and donations of our members and friends.

Our Mission

OUR MISSION is to encourage the restoration and conservation of the natural resources of the Highland Lake Watershed as well as to protect and conserve fish and wildlife, forest and other plant life, water sources and soils. We promote the understanding among citizens of the Town of Winchester of the need for such restoration and conservation to provide  a legacy for the future.

Benefits of HWLA Membership

  • Help make a difference and improve the quality of life around the lake.
  • Meet your neighbors and make new friends.
  • Participate in special events where you can socialize and exchange ideas while raising funds to promote the focus and mission of HLWA.
  • Learn what keeps a lake and watershed clean, healthy and conducive to many more years of beauty and enjoyment.

Why should you join HLWA?

To get involved in making a difference and improving the quality of life around the lake. To meet your neighbors, to make new friends, to share ideas. Participate in special events where you can socialize and exchange ideas while raising funds to promote the focus and mission of HLWA. Get educated on what keeps a lake and watershed clean, healthy and conducive to many more years of beauty and enjoyment.

Help us continue the work – become a member & volunteer

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