This Week's Program:
We will run an out and back from Cotton Mountain to Livermore Mountain. We will begin by introducing ourselves and then perform a brief warm-up, before starting the run. After the run we will hangout and eat snacks in the Cotton Mountain parking lot. Topics that will be covered are safety, nutrition, recovery, partitioning of mileage, pace, and courtesy on the trails.
Ages 13 & up.
Cotton Mountain parking lot off of Route 113.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Stephen Ramage, and I am a rising junior studying Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. I am a member of VT Trail Running/Ultramarathon Club and the American Water Resources Association at Virginia Tech.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, 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. Click here for more information about the Adventure Ecology program.
Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2017:
- Interactive Walking Tour of New Hampshire's Ferns (June 16)
- Climate Change Interpretive Hike in Belknap Woods (June 23)
- Interactive Ecology Walk Through Belknap Woods (June 30)
- Native Plant Talk and Walk (July 7)
- Exploration of Microbes in Squam Lake (July 14)
- Species Interactions and the Balance of Nature (July 21)
- Guided Beaver Walk and Discussion (July 28)
- Introduction to Rock Climbing (August 11)
- Turtle Talk on White Oak Pond (August 18)
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.