For our 3rd consecutive year, LWTF is participating in Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills. This annual online giving event, sponsored by Connecticut Community Foundation, encourages donors to contribute to their favorite participating local non-profit organization. Throughout the event, bonuses, matching funds, and other prizes are awarded to non-profits reaching specified milestones.


All funds raised will be used to cover the cost of a new LWTF pontoon boat. We will use it to regularly test water quality, survey for invasive aquatic weeds, monitor the shoreline for dangerous soil erosion, track wave and current motion and take small groups on scientific/educational excursions. It will be a 20 foot pontoon boat which we will custom design to our specific research needs and which we will build ourselves from a kit. Having our own boat, docked and ready to go, will greatly enhance our ability to monitor the health of Lake Waramaug, and over time decrease the costs of our ongoing lake management programs.

LWTF has received two challenge grants: Klemm Real Estate will match all funds donated up to $1,000 and an anonymous donor has issued the same challenge. If LWTF can raise at least $1,000 through Give Local, we will receive an additional $2,000!  Please help us meet these challenges!

We need your help to build our boat!
Help us
keep Lake Waramaug healthy and swimmable!