This Week's Program:
Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on March 13th, 2018. From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm for a guided hike in Belknap Woods. Participants will join Lakes Region Conservation Corps member and conservation professional, Maggie Upham, for a hike around the Outer Loop Trail. The SLAs Guided Hike series helps participants to become Squam Rangers! During the hike Maggie will discuss the importance of trail maintenance and the process the SLA goes through to maintain the trails in the Squam Lakes Region. Winter hiking is a great way to see this beautiful area in a different way.
What to Bring:
Participants should bring appropriate winter clothing, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Maggie, I grew up in Swampscott Massachusetts, a small seaside community north of Boston. In May I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Natural resource Conservation with a focus in wildlife conservation. I love hiking, camping, and spending time outside looking and listening for local birds.
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.