Lakes Region Conservation Corps
About the LRCC AmeriCorps Program
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail networks, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, and lead volunteer crews. The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field. The program ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks, acting as a leader within any situation, and thinking critically to solve any problem that may arise.
We run half-year (22.5 weeks) and full-year (42.5 weeks) programs over the course of the year. We select LRCC members who display a great attitude and commitment to the Lake's Region, enjoy hard work, and aren't afraid to get dirty. Members receive a living allowance throughout the national service program and the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their service term. The real benefits to the LRCC members are the training and experience gained along with the location here on beautiful Squam Lake. On days off LRCC members swim, explore the White Mountain National Forest, paddle or sail (boats available at our Resource Center) ski or snowshoe, or head out for a bike ride on quiet back roads or some of the area's single track.