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Lake Lillinonah Spring Cleaning, Save the Lake Day, May 22, 2010

Lake Lillinonah Spring Cleaning, Save the Lake Day, May 22, 2010

Lake Lillinonah, New Milford CT

Get your ducks geese in a row and join the cleanup!

Lake Lillinonah needs a spring cleaning! Save the Lake Day is May 22, 2010 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm starting at the state boat launch in Bridgewater, CT on Rt. 133. According to the Friends of the Lake, everyone will be given plastic bags, gloves and tarps, and will be sent out in teams along the shore and in boats. When finished, lunch will be provided for all who have worked hard to clean up the lake. Fun, food and a cleaner lake is promised!

Lake Lillinonah is part of the Housatonic River. Beginning in New Milford just below the old Bleachery Dam, the lake heads toward Bridgewater through Lovers Leap Gorge, winds through Brookfield, Roxbury, Southbury and Newtown where it ends, becoming the Housatonic River once again. The lake has created 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and a wonderful boating and fishing opportunity for all and some magnificent waterfront real estate along the shoreline.

According to the State of Connecticut DEP website, Lake Lillinonah is a premiere fishing destination! The lake is home to large and small mouth bass, white perch and the common carp. How about a fishing tournament? Be sure to check out the CT DEP website for more information.

Don't live on the waterfront of Lake Lillinonah around New Milford or Bridgewater, CT but want to launch your boat? Check these places out.

If rowing is your thing, the GMS Rowing Center on Grove Street in New Milford, CT is worth a visit. They have programs for all levels, including competitions.

If you are looking for a home on the shores of Lake Lillinonah, or in New Milford, CT, give me a call at 203.460.1775. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Lillinonah and the Housatonic River all year round!

Past posts about Lake Lillinonah and the Housatonic River:

  1. NewMilford CT, Bridges Over the Housatonic River
  2. NewMilford CT, More Bridges Over the Housatonic River
  3. The Housatonic River, Don't Take it For Granted
  4. Lake Lillinonah, Save the Lake Day 2009

Check out real estate in the Greater New Milford, CT area, including Lake Lillinonah and the Housatonic River.

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

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Comment balloon 12 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 18 2010 10:12AM


It's nice to see organized events like this one Andrea. Every day should be save the lake day!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 9 years ago

Good Morning Andrea. I am loving the way you did this announcement to Save the Lake Day. The HDR work is just stunning.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 9 years ago

Your area is beautiful, Andrea.  I see your community is trying to keep it that way.  Nice photos as well.

Posted by Marlene Hoffman - Naples Beach Condos (Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Andrea ... An ambitious, but much needed project. The Lake is one of the great treasures of NW CT. Rick

Posted by Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer (Norcom Mortgage NMLS# 71655 Equal Housing Lender) almost 9 years ago

Andrea, well I guess we can expect you to be there on the 22nd between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Hope a lot of people come out to help.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 9 years ago

Hi Andrea ~ I love these sorts of organized cleanup days.  I still remember the one I participated in as a kid at around age 8 or 9 or so.  And what a pretty place to do it in!


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 9 years ago

I love that slide show Andrea!  We have a few of those organized cleanup days in our area too.  They really seem to add to the community spirit!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 9 years ago

Craig, it is a good thing, and you are right, every day should be a save the lake, or save all lakes day!

Hello William, thank you so much! I do enjoy the HDR photographs, as you can see, LOL.

Marlene, thank you so much, I think it is wonderful to see the community pull together for this.

Rick, it is a beautiful area, and yes, a much needed project.

George, I would like to, depends on my clients plans, LOL.

Hi Liz, They are fun, aren't they? And I think everyone really feels good after.

Myrl, thank you! They do add to the community spirit, no question about that.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 9 years ago

Andrea, this is a beautiful  area to protect and conserve! Kudos to the community for coming together to clean up the area!

By the way I love your photos of the area!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) almost 9 years ago

Excellent post! Very nice project!

Thanks for sharing,


Posted by Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR (A 2 Z Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Sounds like a great event to keep nature looking beautiful as it was intended my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 9 years ago

Caren, thank you so much! Isn't it wonderful to see people pull together for a community project?

Adam, thank you!

JL, yes indeed, as it was intended to be is exactly the point!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 9 years ago