Friends of Wilson Lake Receive Community Service Award – Daily Bulldog
WILTON – The Friends of Wilson Lake (FOWL) are very pleased to announce that they received the 2022 Community Service Award from the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual meeting held in Farmington, October 18, 2022. The prize was unexpected, but much appreciated!
During the presentation of the award, incoming Speaker of the Chamber, Lee Nile, spoke of FOWL’s many efforts to ensure and maintain the water quality of Lake Wilson and its watershed: monitoring oxygen levels, lake temperature and phosphorus; the courtesy boat inspection program where boats are checked entering and leaving the lake for invasive plants; community education programs at Academy Hill School; and offering free boat rides during the Blueberry Festival and at other times. FOWL also maintains close ties with University of Maine Farmington faculty who, along with their students, provide valuable advice and services.
Congratulatory letters were also received from Senator Susan M. Collins and Congressman Jared F. Golden.
The award is a testament to the great relationship that exists between the community and organizations like FOWL: together we experience the true meaning of ‘Community’.