The mission of the Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association (PLIA) is to monitor and act upon environmental and safety issues that affect Pawtuckaway Lake, picture1to educate the public on the conservation, protection, and improvement of  water quality, natural shoreline, wildlife habitat, recreational resources, safety, and natural resources as they pertain to the welfare and interest of Pawtuckaway Lake.  To that end, the PLIA collaborates with conservation commissions, planning boards, state and federal entities, land trusts and other conservation organizations working to conserve or protect natural resources that have an impact on the Lamprey River watershed that includes Pawtuckaway Lake.  We invite you to explore these pages, become informed about our organization, come visit and enjoy our “little piece of paradise”, become a PLIA member, and consider joining our dedicated volunteers to help us achieve our mission.  You’ll be in good company!


Lake drawdown

It’s getting closer to the time when the State starts its drawdown of Pawtuckaway. Learn more.



Volunteer Appreciation

The PLIA recently held a cookout to recognize and thank its many volunteers, who are the backbone of this organization. Read more …




Wanted – Milfoil Snorkelers

Neil Santos’s Milfoil Management Program is looking for volunteers to join his snorkel team. Read more...



PLIA’s New Milfoil Management Program

Neil Santos, who has been heading up the milfoil snorkel patrol, has been named Chair of the PLIA’s new Milfoil Management Program. He has an update on the progress of his team. Read more…



Everyone on the Lake Should Become a Weed Watcher

If you swim, boat, kayak, paddle board, fish, canoe, live on the shores of the lake, or garden on the shoreline, your eyes are critical to early detection. As the saying goes, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.  Read more…


Now There’s an Easier Way to View Our Photos

Our three photo galleries–Wildlife, Boat Parade, and Scenic–can now be viewed as slide shows! That enables you to look at and enjoy each separate photo, enlarged and uncrowded by all the other ones on the page. Each gallery page has simple instructions on how to start watching, how to advance to the next photo, or how to choose one to view by itself. We have added three buttons to this Home page, each of which will take you to a different photo gallery with one click. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find them. Enjoy! And remember, we are happy to post photos taken by any of you Pawtuckaway Lake lovers out there! Just email us at  Info@PawtuckawayLake.com with an attachment of your photo. After all, that’s where our photos came from in the first place!

NEW! Slide Show on Aquatic Invasives and Pawtuckaway

For those who love Pawtuckaway Lake and want to learn about aquatic invasive species–especially milfoil–check out Amy Smagula’s slide show about this important topic. Read more..



Urgent–Lake Hosts Needed for 2018

The PLIA is recruiting and interviewing for paid and volunteer Lake Hosts to work during the 2018 season. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.



Photo Galleries

Boat Parade Photos Scenic Photos Wildlife Photos