Friends of Lake Warner meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm at the North Hadley Congregational Church – all friends are welcome!

WatershedBasedPlan Mill River 2020

Spring 2020 Newsletter
Springing into action! Pollinators in Peril, Second Food Bank Farm, Keeping Your Watercraft Clean, Cleaning Products and Their Effects FoLWnewsletter-Spring-V4-2020

State of the Lake Report 2019

Windbreak Workshop
Hampden Hampshire Conservation District will present a Windbreak Workshop on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10am-3pm at 123 West Street, Hadley, MA (Rain date January 10th) RSVP to or (413) 923-3238. windbreakworkshopflyer

Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter
Ice Fishing Derby and more! News and information about recent events and environmental activity.FoLW-Newsletter-Fall_Winter-2019-F

Public Health Advisory August 22, 2019 – Hadley BOH Algae Sign (Lake Warner) 8.19 Please do not swim, do not swallow water, keep animals away and rinse off after contact with water! Additional information can be found at

Join us for the next Water Chestnut Pull  – September 7, 2019 10am – 2pm
Some canoes will be available, but if you have one bring it down to the boat ramp at Mt. Warner Road and Rte. 47

Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter
Lots of information, including Lake Warner flora, fauna and area history! FoLWnewsletter-Spring-V4-2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Free Workshop for Homeowners: Water and Soil Conservation in the Lake Warner Watershed Learn what you can do on your property to conserve your soil, attract pollinators and help protect the lake you love!
6:00-8:00pm at Hadley Congregational Church, 243 River Drive
Refreshments will be served! Speakers include: Jason Johnson, Executive Director, Friends of Lake Warner;  Masoud Hashemi, UMass Extension Professor, Plant Biology;  Jono Neiger, Regenerative Design Group, Big River Chestnuts;  Jonathan Carr, Founder, Carr’s Ciderhouse;  Dan Pratt, Manager, Astarte Farm
Workshop Flyer: workshop with FOLW_4-23-19

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – Ice Fishing Derby – Join us for fun and prizes 6:45am – 1:30pm (weather permitting)  Adult Participants $10.00, Children $5.00  Ice Fishing Derby 2019

Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

Fall on the lake, a bird sighting, winter activities and more. FoLW-Newsletter-FallWinter-V3-2018

Click here for a bathymetric Map of Lake_Warner from Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Sunday, September 9, 2018 Please join us for a exploration of Lake Warner led by naturalist Ted Watt from the Hitchcock Center! Canoes will be provided, registration is required. To register use the link below:

Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

All about fishing on Lake Warner, plus events and research information. FoLW-newsletter-Spring-Summer-V2-2018

 Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter

Dam Restoration updates, an upcoming Lake Warner video, activities and data – Friends of Lake Warner Newsletter-Fall-Winter-2017

Check out this online resource for Hobby Farmers: Hobby Farming with Water Quality In Mind

Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter

Review of the past year and challenges coming up. Friends of Lake Warner Newsletter-Winter-2016-17

November 2016 Daily Hampshire Gazette article

A long-awaited $215,000 state grant will help pay for repairs and improve structural conditions at the Lake Warner Dam. Read more here.

Join us for Paddle on the Pond, Saturday, October 22, 2016 from noon to 4:00pm!

Paddle to the MassWildlife property for local refreshments and snacks.
See some of the changes that have occurred on the pond during this summer’s drought.  Hear what lake monitoring is telling us about the health of the ecosystem and how local wildlife is using the lake.
What to bring: your canoe or kayak, life jacket, water, binoculars, camera.
We will have a few canoes available, please contact Jason at 413-320-3386 or if you would like to come and need a boat, paddle or lifejacket. This event is free and open to the public! paddle

July 2016 Newsletter

About dam repairs and last chance to enter to win a kayak in our July Calendar Game! Email NewsletterJuly 2016

Spring-Summer 2016 Newsletter

Update from Kestrel Land Trust, Clean-Up and more! Spring-Summer2016

July Calendar Raffle Game  with fabulous locally-donated prizes is going on now! Download a calendar Raffle july-2016-calendar 3, send in your form  Calendar Name slip 2016 (3) with $25 payment and PLAY the GAME!

May 2016 Newsletter

Hadley Town Meeting May 5th, the Dam status, and opportunities for helping out. E-Newsletter-5-1-16

April 2016 Newsletter

What’s happening with the Dam and what’s coming up soon!  E-News Letter 4-1-16

2015 Research Reports Now Available

In-depth information based on data collection and lab reports. View 2015 Reports by clicking here.

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Friends of Lake Warner has 501C3 status, all donations are deductible.  Scroll down this page and read our newsletters to learn more about what we do.  Become a member of Friends of Lake Warner!

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