Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA for a guided hike of Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest (CRMF), and get an opportunity to explore the many natural communities in our Watershed. We will get out on some of the eastern trails, away from the beaches, and discover the diverse ecology of this area. Participants get to flip logs for amphibians, dip nets for macro invertebrates, and take a look at the interactions between the plants and animals in CRMF. The hike will be a low intensity 2-mile walk open to all ages.
All ages welcome! The perfect family hike.
What to Bring:
Participants should have water and appropriate footgear, and may also want to bring snacks for the hike.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Ben Grunwald and I’m from Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, OH, with a bachelors in biology. My interests are primarily on reptile and amphibian conservation/ecology, which has included time volunteering with the NC Herpetological Society and my senior thesis on lizards in Costa Rica. I served during the 2017-2018 winter term with the LRCC and am excited to be back.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
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.