Lakes Region Conservation Corps at the Squam Lakes Association
The Squam Lakes Association is one of 7 host sites of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps program. You can click here to learn more about the program that is the driving force behind the Lakes Region's conservation efforts!
The Squam Lakes Association is a non-profit conservation organization that works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation, the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam Lakes Region.
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps Experience at the SLA (Winter/Spring)
In the winter months members maintain the SLA's 50+ miles of trails, trek onto the ice covered lake to monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews in the field, run engaging environmental education programs and hikes, conduct snow-removal efforts to facilitate access, assist with developing conservation protocols and reports, and educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives.
Winter/Spring Lakes Region Conservation Corps members at the SLA receive the following over the course of the program:
- NH Safe Boating certification
- NH Commercial boating license
- Plow Operator training
- Ice Safety training
- Winter Water Quality training
- Communications training
- Housing with kitchen and laundry facilities
Living allowance (subject to state and federal taxes)
- $225 weekly, distributed biweekly (before taxes)
AmeriCorps Education Award
- Full-year (42.5 weeks): $6,195 as of October 1, 2019
- Full-year (42.5 week program) members also receive summer certifications listed here.
For more in-depth information on the Winter/ Spring Program, please visit the Winter/Spring Program page.
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps Experience at the SLA (Summer/Fall)
In the spring/summer months (May- October) members scuba dive to remove aquatic invasive species, act as caretakers of our low impact campsites, maintain the SLA's 50+ miles of trails, monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews, run engaging environmental education programs, remove terrestrial invasive species, and educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives. Members also will spend nights out camping while they act as campsite caretakers at the Squam Lake's Association's low-impact island campsites. Members serving during the summer months have the opportunity to receive numerous certifications and Housing is provided for members on the Squam Lakes Association's campus.
- Scuba diving certification
- Weed control diver certification
- Lake Host training
- NH Commercial boating license
- Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
- Housing with kitchen facilities
- Living allowance
- $211 weekly, distributed biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award (dependent on successful completion of service)
- Half-year (22.5 weeks): $3,097.50 as of October 1, 2019
Would you like to hear more about the program from current and former LRCC AmeriCorps members serving at the Squam Lakes Association? Join a Q&A session! You can learn more and register here!
For more in-depth information on the Summer/Fall Program, please visit the Summer/ Fall Program Page