This Week's Program:
Participants will meet at the east parking lot of Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest for a tranquil walk ranging from two to four miles. We will discuss the history of forests in the region and methods of identifying trees. Throughout the walk we will stop to observe different species of native and non-native trees. The program will conclude with discussion of the threats to New Hampshire forests and best methods of protection.
This Week's Intern Guide:
Katri is originally from Arlington, Virginia and spent her summers on Squam Lake with her family. She graduated from Colby College in May 2015 with a major in the field of government. Over the past year, she held a variety of positions in her field in Washington, D.C. but returned to New England in order to explore the field of environmental policy.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Every Friday from June 17 through August 19, 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 Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission.
Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2016:
- Wetland Ecology Walk (6/17/2016)
- Nature’s Secret Signs (6/24/2016)
- Introduction to Fishing on Squam Lake (7/1/2016)
- Scavenger Hunt through Navigation (7/8/2016)
- Canoeing and Chemistry: How the Water Cycle Works (7/15/2016)
- Backcountry Cooking: More than just Granola Bars and Trail Mix (7/22/2016)
- Squam Bird Ecology and Kayaking (8/12/2016)
- Leaf Rubbing and Tree Touring for Beginners (8/19/2016)
Squam Conservation Internship:
The Squam Conservation Internship provides skills and experience for future conservation professionals while working as the driving force behind the SLA's conservation mission. This volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certification over a broad range of activities. Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, help to preserve loon populations on the lakes, engage both youth and adults in environmental education, and perform other conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction. Learn more about the internship program here.