Wind Development

One of the biggest issues in our watershed. Learn more about the benefits, threats and proposed developments for Wind Power.

Stormwater Management
If you have continuous problems with erosion of loss of beach we have some solutions.

Explore Grey Rocks!
This reclaimed area allows the public to access the lake with a non-motorized boat launch and hiking trails on the north end of the lake

Year-Round Activities in the Watershed
Have some free time? Explore the Newfound Watershed!!

Volunteer for NLRA

We are ALWAYS looking for more reliable volunteers for help with our work. The opportunities are fun AND you get to protect the place you love.

Information on Our Watershed

We consistently produce research to help us do what's best for Newfound. We've compiled some very interesting materials for you.

Become a Member!

Your support can go a long way! Feel confident that your watershed will continue to thrive with contributions to NLRA.

Grey Rocks

This year Grey Rocks is undergoing a trail-building project complete with bridges and observation platforms. To support this effort, you can buy a board on our bridge and put your name or up to 25 letters of text.

Text on Board:

Centrally located on the beautiful and wild Cockermouth River delta and bracketed by the Hebron Marsh and Paradise Point conservation areas, Grey Rocks is the crown jewel of the NLRA. Since its donation to the NLRA by the McLane family in late 2011, the concept for Grey Rocks has been a place for low-impact use by the public for foot travel and non-motorized boats. Things you can do at Grey Rocks:
  • Launch non-motorized, carry-in boats at our ramp. Paddling is perhaps the best way to fully appreciate the subtle wonders of Grey Rocks!
  • Take a Newfound Eco-Tour
  • Fish (by yourself or bring your children).
  • Walk to Grey Rocks Point for serenity, scenery and wildlife viewing.

This year we will be engaging members and friends in deciding how to balance preservation of this sensitive natural area with ways for people to get closer to this special place. Ideas such as foot paths with informational signage, viewing platforms near the water's edge and educational events on the cleared portion of the property will be considered, along with the larger question of a future home for the NLRA.

We hope that you will continue to enjoy the Grey Rocks property, and will share your ideas for its future with us with a 'phone call, an email or "coffee conversation".


    Concept sketch of walking trails and viewing platforms.Click to enlarge.                                      View north from Grey Rocks Point