Location: Meet at the Chamberlain Reynolds West Parking Lot. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: We are excited to partner with Eastern Adaptive Sports for this hike. For individuals in need of adaptive access, please indicate this requirement upon registration, and contact Geoff Krill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join LRCC Americorps member Connor for this interactive program to learn about the role of freshwater fish in the Squam watershed. No prior knowledge required! All are welcome to come gain some knowledge about how to identify different fish, what different roles they play, and why every role is important. You’ll even be able to design your own fish and see how it would fit into the underwater ecosystem of Squam. Come ready for fun (and fish!)
All ages encouraged to attend! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring:
Hiking clothes and water.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi! My name is Connor Ney and I'm originally from Carmel, Indiana. I'm a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University with degrees in Environmental/Field biology and Spanish. My interests include hiking, traveling, and reading. One of my favorite experiences was last summer when I had the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica. I learned so much about a completely different culture and experienced a brand new incredibly diverse environment. I hope to use what I learned there to help celebrate the diversity of life and the endless opportunities here at Squam Lakes. I have many environmentally-focused interests, and one is outdoor education. I am looking forward to being able to share what I have learned through my education with Adventure Ecology participants who may have similar interests.
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.