Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: There is no charge for this program but reservations are required. Call the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center at 603-968-7194 x 7 to register. Advance registration is required by noon the day before the program. If minimum enrollment is not met, programs may be canceled. Walk-ins may be accommodated if space is available.
This Week's Program:
Access Squam Lake by land, meandering through upland forest, crossing a swamp boardwalk, and exploring the shoreline trails at this New England Forestry Foundation preserve managed by Squam Lakes Association. Naturalist Jeremy Phillips will introduce you to the variety of plant communities found here and the animals that inhabit them. Lakes Region Conservation Corps member Erica Lehner will share Leave No Trace practices that lessen human impact when hiking and camping in these sensitive habitats.
For ages 15 to adult
What to Bring:
Hiking clothes and water.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi, my name is Erica Lehner, and this is my first time serving with the Squam Lakes Association and the LRCC Americorps program. While I am new to the SLA this summer, I am not new to Squam Lake, and I have been lucky enough to call Holderness home for most of my life. In 2016 I graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME, where I studied Geology and Environmental Studies. Since graduation, I have been working in the outdoor recreation industry but am very happy to now be serving with the SLA in a more conservation-based roll.
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.