On Wednesday June 1, 2022, the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt Board of Directors welcomed members, guests and local and state politicians to their Annual Business Meeting. It was held at Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham MA. and marked their first annual meeting in two years with in-person attendees. President Margaret Coppe welcomed all to a delightful cocktail hour and dinner before calling the meeting to order to conduct organizational matters. At the conclusion of the meeting it was followed by a slide presentation by Dennis Fazio who serves as the Cemetery, Forestry and Parks Division Supervisor for the Town of Wakefield. In this capacity he manages cemetery grounds, over one hundred acres of parks, and all the public trees within the community and he plays an important role in preserving and enhancing the outdoor space of his community. His well received presentation focused on the Town’s historic and current goose preventions activities but he also answered questions on a wide range of topics from interested attendees. The video presentation is available courtesy of Wakefield Community Access Television at this link and it will also air on WCAT.
Initiated in 2006, Bricks by the Lake is a program that raises funds for improvements in lakeside parklands while also enabling personal memorials on engraved bricks Located at Col. Connelly Park at the head of Lake Quannapowitt, the program is authorized by the Wakefield Town Council and administered by the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt.
Contributions from private individuals, civic groups, corporations, and foundations are vitally important to helping to renew, care, and advocate for the Lake and its surrounding valuable public greenspaces.
Hailing from Wakefield and beyond FOLQ membership is what drives the organization. Your membership provides financial support for our organization, keeps you informed of our activities, invites you to our annual events and helps secures it future.
The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt welcomed over 160 members and friends to our Annual Breakfast held on November 10, 2019 at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham, Ma.
A delicious buffet breakfast was served from 8 to 11am. Musical entertainment was provided by Wakefield Memorial High School’s Voices of Steel. The Gertrude Spaulding award winner was long time FOLQ Board member John Anderson recognized for his many years of outstanding contributions to the organization.