All photography provided by Susan Atwood.

We work to preserve and protect                           Wilson Lake and its watershed.

Our Mission

To preserve and protect the aesthetic qualities, the recreational value, the purity of water of Wilson Lake in Wilton, Maine and its watershed.

Over the past 25 years,  Friends of Wilson Lake has led many efforts to protect the 563 acres of beautiful Wilson Lake and create programs to educate the community.


What We've Achieved

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  • 1989 Organizational meetings, selection of name"Friends of Wilson Lake", adoption of by-laws

  • 1990 First public meeting of FOWL and election of officers

  • 1994 Watershed Survey conducted to identify erosion sites 

  • 1994 Demonstration Project at Kineowatha Park to correct erosion 

  • 2000 Participated in projects at foot of Wilson Lake to correct erosion 

  • 2001  Courtesy Boat Inspection Program - organized and funded program in Wilton, ME

  • 2002  Audubon Loon Count - FOWL participates for the first time

  • 2004 David Prince Memorial Scholarship was first awarded

  • 2004 LakeSmart Program 

  • 2011 Awarded "Non-Profit of the Year" by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

  • 2012 Recognized for having 30 shore front properties participate in

  • 2016 Watershed Survey Report of Wilson Lake, Varnum Pond and Pease Pond

  • Newsletter - three times per year

  • Elementary Lakes and Loons Program

 FOWL awarded 2011 Non-Profit of the Year by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.  Nancy Prince, Mary Ryan, Martie Martin, Wynn Muller, Sandy Muller, Maggie Shannon, Susan Atwood.

FOWL awarded 2011 Non-Profit of the Year by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

Nancy Prince, Mary Ryan, Martie Martin, Wynn Muller, Sandy Muller, Maggie Shannon, Susan Atwood.