Location: Meet at the SLA, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click here for a google map.
Registration: Program is FULL. Registration is required. Space is limited to 6 people so that appropriate social distancing can be observed between the LRCC members and participants.
*Program leaders will email registrants a day or two before the program with details regarding location, what to bring, and safety protocols.
This Week's Program:
Little compares to the calm of a midsummer’s night on the lake with the sun whipping its last rays off the surface of the water and a gibbous moon moving in from the curtains to keep the lake alight for a few more hours. Join LRCC member Elijah for a sunset paddle out to Bowman island on July 10th as we restart in-person Adventure Ecology programs while keeping our physical distance. We'll meet at the SLA around 7:00 pm and plan to be floating by 7:30 pm. At Bowman we can get out and enjoy sunset rock and maybe a snack before heading back in the moonlight. We're excited to start getting outside with you all again and can't wait to see you there!
Audience: This paddle is for all ages who are comfortable with kayaking for 1-2 hours in the dark. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Feel free to bring your own kayak or canoe or we can provide one for you. Remember to bring headlights, appropriate water and snacks, clothing to keep the bugs off or bug spray, and a personal floatation device (or we can provide one). Please also bring a facemask to be worn while around larger groups of people, such as the boat launch.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
I’m Elijah, a native of the Green Mountain State next door, where I spent my childhood jumping off of rocks and climbing the tallest trees I could find. After wanderings in Iowa, Hawai’i and Oregon, I’m excited to again be sharing the mystery and wonder of the outdoors with folks here in New Hampshire. I’m a fan of snowboarding, kayaking, interpreting the stories of nature, and finding the artistic side of everyday life.
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.