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Lake Preservation Fund 

In 2020, the SLA Board of Directors (BoD), in support of its mission,  proudly established the Spofford Lake Preservation Fund  "for the purpose of funding the cost of remediation of plant, animal, algal and bacterial species which are deemed, by a majority of the board, as ‘invasive’ or potentially harmful.  Remediation shall be broadly defined to include but not limited to the investigation, discovery, testing, analysis, removal, inspection and on-going remediation of the above species at Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed." 

 After an initial contribution of $50,000 in 2020,  largely from a member's donation, the BoD added an additional $10,000, earlier this year.

Our goal, over the next 12 months, is to raise an additional $20,000 from direct member contributions and, again, the SLA's operating surplus.

Member donations to the Lake Preservation Fund are restricted to the above purpose.  Given this, contributions must be made separately from annual membership donations.

Withdrawals from the LPF for the above purpose can be made only with the recommendation of the SLA President or Treasurer and with the approval of two-thirds of the directors.

Keeping Spofford Lake free of invasive species, of any kind, is a primary focus of the Spofford Lake Association. Establishing and adding to the Lake Preservation Fund gives us the flexibility to act, in concert with DES and the Town of Chesterfield, when remediation action is required.  We are pleased and grateful that the Town which has created the 'Spofford Lake Control and Remediation of Invasive Species Expendable Trust Fund' and that the town's voters have contributed $20,000 the fund to date.

The Spofford Lake Association (SLA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  As such your contribution to the Lake Preservation Fund  is tax-deductible.  Please consult your tax adviser as to your specific situation. 

To donate to this fund, please do so below.  If you prefer, send a check to SLA, PO Box 177, Spofford NH 03462.  Thank you.  


Page Updated June 7, 2021

“To protect, enhance and sustain the ecological, environmental and recreational character of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed.” 


Governing Provisions

By unanimous vote on April 10, 2021, the SLA Board of Directors, adopted these provisions: 

"That the board of directors vote to establish, according to the Association’s By-Laws, the ‘Lake Preservation Fund’ (Fund) for the purpose of funding the cost of remediation of plant, animal, algal and bacterial species which are deemed, by a majority of the board, as ‘invasive’ or potentially harmful.  Remediation shall be broadly defined to include but not limited to the; investigation, discovery, testing, analysis, removal, inspection and on-going remediation of the above species at Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed. 

Contributions to the Fund may be made from the Association’s operating account upon the recommendation of the President and Treasurer and with the approval of a majority of the board of directors.  (Contributions can also be made directly by members or as distributions from estates).

Withdrawals from the Fund shall be made upon the recommendation of either President or Treasurer and upon the approval of a super-majority of the board of directors. A supermajority is being defined as a two-thirds vote.

Management of the Fund shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer who shall invest and report on the fund balances at each board of directors meeting.  Investment option changes shall be approved by the President and a majority of the board.”

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Spofford Lake Association

PO Box 177
Spofford, NH 03462

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