The Washington Lakes Watershed Association will celebrate 20 years of conservation efforts at its annual meeting on July 21.

“We are very proud of our accomplishments in the past 20 years,” said Sharon Turner, WLWA president, in a press release. The association has been involved in education and conservation efforts for the larger Washington community, all accomplished with volunteers. Projects include lead sinker swaps, Prescott Memorial School outreach, water quality testing and educational publications distributed throughout the area.

Maggie Shannon, executive director of the Maine Congress of Lake Associations, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting. Shannon will talk about her work at COLA, recent state legislation and important issues in lake conservation. The public is invited to attend.

“With so many lakes facing invasive plant problems, we want to encourage our local residents to learn as much as they can about protecting our watershed,” said Turner. “We hope our community will come to the meeting and learn more about us and COLA.”

Annual membership dues for WLWA are $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. For more information, email washingtonlakesassociation@gmail.com.

The annual meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Evening Star Grange Hall, 31 Old Union Road in Washington.