Coves, Kayaks and Algal Concentrations

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. 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 us at the Squam Lakes Association Saturday May 18, 2019 for a fun day of kayaking on Squam. We will take a kayaking trip on the lake to Cotton Cove where will take water samples. Upon our return back to the SLA participants will get a chance to process their samples and look at them under a microscope. This program will show first-hand how we sample water at the SLA and the procedures we take when processing these samples. This program is designed to create an interest in kids about what is in the water column that we cannot see. Anyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should dress in waterproof and quick drying clothing as the likely hood of getting wet in a kayak is high. Participants should be prepared to be kayaking for potentially two hours. The program times and dates are subject to change due to conditions and weather on the program day.

 Audience: All ages welcome! The perfect family outing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: Weather appropriate clothing (water-proof/quick drying materials recommended, kayak and life jackets if they have them, water and snacks that they feel necessary.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Cole Beale and I am from Buffalo, New York and graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. I have strong passion for environmental conservation work and aquatic ecology. These interests are what led me to the Squam Lakes Association. Before this position I was a research assistant for the New York State’s DEC Lake Erie Fisheries Research Group. I grew up playing soccer and hockey and I love spending my time fishing, golfing, snowboarding/skiing, boating and playing guitar.

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.


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