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The Friends of Winter Pond (FWP) is a charitable organization focused on three strategic priorities:
  • Community – Cultivating a tight-knit pond community by welcoming new residents and facilitating community events that bring residents together for regular social gatherings.
  • Conservation – Exploring opportunities for protecting and improving pond health (i.e., researching natural alternatives to control vegetation and pests).
  • Education – Educating the watershed community about the impact of lawn fertilizer, driveway salt and any waste in storm drains (i.e., dog excrement, oil/gas, etc.) on the health of the pond.
We recognize the need to keep the community well informed, build the membership and acknowledge those making additional financial contributions to help us achieve our goals.
  • Communications – We strive to keep members well informed of organizational activities and initiatives through re-purposing our website and regular email communications.
  • Membership – As the neighborhood association for our unique watershed community, we also see how Winter Pond is a tremendous resource for all of Winchester and surrounding communities. We aim to expand our membership and create multiple opportunities for people to participate. Simply volunteering a few hours a year is a great help.
  • Recognition – The FWP is grateful for the support of our members and recognizes those who choose to contribute at greater levels with the following “indigenous bird” honors: Yellow Warbler ($100 contribution), Osprey ($250), Belted Kingfisher ($500), and Great Blue Heron ($1000+). Donors may also choose to give anonymously.
The FWP is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization so, subject to the advice of your tax advisor, all contributions may be written off as a charitable deduction. We hope you will consider a gift to the FWP at the basic membership level ($50) or greater as part of your year-end giving plans. We are a volunteer organization with no paid staff so all contributions are invested back into the organization.

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