Everyone who frequents Lake Quannapowitt has a visual memory of beautiful scenes. Many have captured some of these images in photos, and a few have used pen and paintbrush. FOLQ is sending out a broad appeal to everyone to send us copies of these images for possible use in an art show in November of 2013. The show will feature the lake in its changing beauty over the annual four seasons. The project encourages the newest amateurs as well as experienced artists to participate. A jury of artists (from outside Wakefield) will select winners in various classes. But the show itself will include most of the images submitted.
“Quannapowitt Images 2013”
FOLQ to sponsor Art Show, featuring Lake images. Share your best with us!
So look through your own existing lake image treasures – and keep your camera and paintbrush handy!
For more information on prize categories and how to submit your images, click here.
If you Love Lake Quannapowitt - JOIN US!
Friends of Lake Quannapowitt are people who want to to protect and enhance the waters Lake Quannapowitt and its surrounding lands. They pool their resources and energy to that end. Our members include people from Wakefield, who see the lake as the town’s beloved signature and as well as an environmental treasure. But we also have many members from surrounding towns who are grateful for the lake as a destination for relaxation and exercise, and want to help in efforts to maximize its condition. Most of our members simply share in the nominal dues to help us with our mission But many people share in volunteer efforts. Everything we do is with volunteered time. This is why our members' donations are so productive.
Why Lake Quannapowitt Needs Friends:
The lake needs a watchful eye: We offer research, oversight and provide an advocacy mechanism.
The lake needs educated neighbors: We offer education and information to local citizens to help them understand the lake’s needs.
The lake needs workers: There are many hands-on tasks that are vital to the lake’s preservation. We run on volunteer fuel.
The lake needs donations: Town taxes are not sufficient to maintain the lake at optimum level. People who love the lake need to help.
And of course, the lake gives back to us!
Focal Points for FOLQ Efforts -- 2012-2013
Removal of large utility poles at the Head of the Lake: FOLQ will provide leadership and advocacy in an on-going town wide effort to relocate, underground, utility wires currently hanging on oversized poles recently erected on lakeside park land. This is an complex project which will be accomplished through a public-private partnership involving all community entities with interests and responsibilities for the area. Read more on our program page about the current status of this effort
Long range Water Quality Plan: Our “Water Quality Committee" will be researching a new long-range plan to guide our efforts to protect water quality in the lake. This effort will include full consultation with other relevant organizations -- the Conservation Commission, the Wakefield DPW, and the Saugus River Watershed Council. (Read more on our program page)
Bricks by the Lake: A Wakefield Heritage project
"Bricks by the Lake" is a fundraising campaign authorized by the Wakefield Board of Selectmen and administered by FOLQ. With customized, engraved bricks installed at Col Connelly Park, the program offers an opportunity to permanently memorialize individuals, families and organizations who value the lake.
Order forms can be found by clicking here.