Location: The beach across the street from Cottage Place on Squam Lake (1132 US-3, Holderness, NH 03245) Click here for a google map.
Registration: Registration required. Space is limited to 6 people so that appropriate social distancing can be observed between the LRCC members and participants. Click here to register for this program.
*Program leaders will email registrants a day or two before the program with details regarding location, what to bring, and safety protocols.
This Week's Program:
Join LRCC member Rachel on a relaxed guided paddle of Little Squam Lake and Owl Brook to learn how to identify many species of birds by sight and sound! During the ~2 hour long paddle there will be open discussions on how to best identify species, what their behaviors and habitats look like, and why they’re important to the Squam watershed. We will launch from the Cottage Place beach and head West towards Owl Brook, returning the same way.
Audience: This program is for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Appropriate clothing for paddling, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray, snacks, and water. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars to be used at your own risk and are welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak and life jacket. Please also bring a facemask to be worn if we cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet or more.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi! My name is Rachel and I’m from Salem, Massachusetts. I graduated in 2019 from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology. I came to SLA to get some hands on experience working in conservation and with the local community. I love learning cool new facts about wildlife and improving my knowledge on birds of any kind!
SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:
Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.
Lakes Region Conservation Corps
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 the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous 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 from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.