Since 1969, the Washington Lake Association has served to benefit the landowners of Washington Lake Estates and lake shore owners of Island Pond in Washington, New Hampshire.
To preserve the natural environment, scenic beauty, serenity, safety and healthful nature of the Island Pond area; to manage the association common property (beach area and dam); and to protect the investment of the landowners on Island Pond.
The NH Boating Education Law requires any person over age 16 who operates a motorized vessel, with power in excess of 25 horsepower, to have a valid safe boater education certification. To receive lifetime certification, an individual must pass an approved safe boater education course, which provides a minimum of eight hours of instruction, or receive at least an 80 on an equivalency exam. About 27 states have similar requirements.
The requirements will be phased in by age groups. The first group, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1983, must be certified by Jan. 1, 2002. One year later, that requirement extends to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1977. Each successive Jan. 1, the law expands to boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1973 (2004); 1967 (2005); 1963 (2006); 1957 (2007) and everyone else by 2008.
Information about the NH Department of Safty Services Boating Education Courses. The Washington Police Department arranges for training classes held in Washington. Contact the WPD for more information.
Take an on-line Course & Practice Test.
Waterfront property is governed by the New Hampshire
Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act
New CSPA changes are effective July 1, 2008.
CSPA Standards Summary (state handout at 2008 annual meeting)
Josh Allen's CSPA Summary for Island Ponders
The following NH Department of Environmental Service Water Division Fact Sheets distributed to WLA members are available on the web;
This page created and maintained by Phil Budne.