Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association Headquarters Dock 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 for a late afternoon paddle out to Sunset Rock on Bowman Island and learn about Squam Lake’s ecosystems. Topics include how Squam Lake was formed, the terrestrial and aquatic habitats it supports, and the organisms that work together to keep it all running. We’ll be meeting at and launching kayaks from the SLA headquarters. Bowman Island is about an hour paddle from the SLA so expect a minimum of 2 hours spent kayaking. It’ll be a great opportunity to get to know Squam better while taking in the natural beauty of the lake. Kayaks will be provided by the SLA, but you are welcome to bring your own if you’d prefer.
What to Bring: Headlamps, water, snacks, and clothing/shoes that can get wet.
Audience: All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi, my name is Qiyah Williams. I'm originally from Helsinki, Finland and grew up in Sarasota, Florida. I graduated in 2018 from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a bachelor's in Marine Science. I've always lived by the water and had a strong connection to the outdoors which has fueled my passion for science and conservation. I believe it's very important to develop strong relationships between communities and our local environments so that we can all help to conserve these beautiful places. In my free time I enjoy snorkeling, reading, napping in my hammock, baking desserts, and traveling to new places.
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.