Our vision is for Hayden Lake and the overall watershed to be managed, protected and restored to maximize environmental, social, recreational and economic values. We seek to accomplish this with involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Hayden Lake Watershed Association is a public, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization

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Thank You for Patiently Waiting

The February 2021 Biannual Newsletter is finally here for you to view and download.


Our bi-monthly newsletter will keep you up to date on HLWA meetings and initiatives.  We partner with other community groups around the watershed to have a voice in the decisions our regulatory agencies are contemplating and will publish the agency meeting times and locations.



Just like the world, the Hayden Lake Watershed is changing.  Our commitment to manage, protect and restore the watershed is not.  We would be honored to have your support as fellow stewards of this remarkable Idaho gem.

We invite you to send us your favorite photos of fauna in your neighborhood. The diversity of life here in the Hayden Lake Watershed a gift we can share with one another to lift our spirits and remind ourselves how fortunate we are to live here.

Use our Photo Upload Form to share them with the Watershed.


February HLWA Board of Directors Meeting

The board meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 6:30pm. Due to the continuing social distancing restrictions our board meetings are held via Zoom meetings.

Hayden Lake Sewer District Board Meeting - Community Alert

The Hayden Lake Watershed Association will be on the February 10th Sewer Board agenda as we continue to challenge the dissolution of the Hayden Lake Recreational Water District. You can join the meeting via Zoom using this link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/825 0401 9254

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In Memory of our Friend, Gloria Lund

Sad news came to HLWA ‘s Board in recent weeks. Our longtime friend and colleague, Gloria Lund, has passed away. Gloria and her husband, Pat, are very longtime residents of the lake’s south shore. Pat grew up in his grandfather’s Hayden Lake home during his early summers. Gloria and Pat later raised their children and grandchildren through 31 summers in the family house beside the lake. In 2000, they moved to year-round lakeside living.

Throughout this fifty-year residency, Gloria worked to protect and better the lake and its special environment.  Gloria was a member of the Hayden Organization to Protect the Environment (HOPE) that resisted the Cooper Bay Condominiums development proposed for the unstable slopes above Cooper’s Bay. Thanks to HOPE, the condominiums were permitted, on the condition that their support pilings be driven into bedrock.

Gloria served as well on the original Save Hayden Lake group that opposed specific timber harvest in the lake’s watershed proposed by the Forest Service. The group’s work resulted in the Hayden Lake monitoring effort by Eastern Washington University limnologists and the Hayden Lake Management Plan.

The Hayden Lake Watershed Association also benefitted from Gloria’s love of the lake until her passing. She served as the HLWA’s Treasurer for sixteen of its eighteen-year history. She scrupulously kept the group’s books, filed its taxes, and kept its registration current with the state.  Further, Gloria assisted in qualifying the Association for 501c3 nonprofit status.  Much of the foundation upon which the HLWA has grown in numbers and effectiveness is attributable to Gloria’s efforts. Those who cherish Hayden Lake and its watershed as Gloria did owe her a debt of gratitude.  She is a model for all of us.

Preserving the Quality of Hayden Lake and the Watershed for Future Generations