Guided Hike: Explore the evolution of trees & their importance

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Meet at the Cotton Mountain Trailhead off of Route 113, Holderness, NH Click here for a google map.

Registration: Registration required. Space is limited to 6 people so that appropriate social distancing can be observed between the LRCC members and participants. Click here to register for this program.      

*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:

If you enjoy hiking and learning about the nature, join LRCC member, Steven to learn all about trees. Participants will be guided up Cotton and Livermore Mountains while looking closely at the the natural environment around them. We will explore why certain trees grow in particular areas, the plants & animals that use trees, and how humans have influenced trees over time. On this hike we will dig deep into the why's and who's of the world of trees. Timing is hard to predict since it depends on the hikers so we may end a bit earlier or go later.

Audience: Children ages 8 and up, and adults curious about the natural world around
them and able to hike 4.5 miles over steep terrain. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

What to Bring: Appropriate clothing (light-colored pants), rain gear, water, snacks, bug spray, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Please also bring a facemask to be worn if we cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet or more.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi! My name is Steven Turner, I recently graduated from Westfield State University with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and a minor in GIS and ecological restoration. The enjoyment from the outdoors started by exploring my backyard. Climbing trees, playing soccer, and being outside with my friends helped me transform my interests into a future. I can think of no place better to continue my environmental education other than Squam Lakes because of their rich history and endless beauty. If you see me around I'll most likely be climbing my next 4000 footers in the White Mountains!

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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