Additional WOPWA History


The main issues of WOPWA seem little changed over the decades: concern about pilot training flights over the lake; dam rights, operations and draw-downs; wetlands and wildlife preservation through the enlistment of conservation organizations and land trusts in limiting development; preservation of water quality and weed-watching; unification of area residents; fostering cultural pursuits, and so forth.


These documents include the earliest minutes and agendas for the organization as well as other historial documents representing some of the issues that the organization has addressed over time.  Some are presented here in their original forms.


Note references in the 1983 minutes to the phenomenon of the ‘jellyfish-like creatures’ which continue to make sporadic appearances in White Oak Pond and which are, in fact, freshwater jellyfish. The most recent appearance was in August, 2006.