Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is closed. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA on a paddling tour of White Oak Pond and experience a new part of the Squam watershed! Although the lakes are a defining characteristic of this region, the smaller bodies of water that are scattered around them are an essential part of the watershed. This program aims to get participants exploring beyond the Squam Lakes by taking them out on White Oak Pond, located off of Route 3 south of Squam Lake. We will look at how this pond’s local ecosystem and natural community differs from that of Squam Lake, and how these differences impact the rest of the watershed. Come explore the flora, fauna, and conservation issues within another beautiful piece of the watershed. Participants are welcome to provide their own kayaks or canoes (but don’t need to) and should come prepared with water (2+ liters) and clothes that can get wet! Binoculars, drybags, and sunscreen are also recommended.
All ages are welcome! Younger children must be accompanied by parents.
What to Bring:
Participants should dress in comfortable clothing that can get wet and make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen/bug repellent, and drybags. Binoculars are also recommended.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Ben Grunwald and I’m from Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, OH, with a bachelors in biology. My interests are primarily on reptile and amphibian conservation/ecology, which has included time volunteering with the NC Herpetological Society and my senior thesis on lizards in Costa Rica. I served during the 2017-2018 winter term with the LRCC and am excited to be back!
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.