Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Picture this: a laid back opportunity to try your hand at nature photography in the beautiful wintry wonderland of Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest (CRMF). With ample forest, lakeside, and swamp side environments, CRMF provides a multitude of opportunities for inspiration for an artistic eye. Bring along your camera (it doesn’t have to be fancy, the one on your phone will do!) as we traverse the snow scapes of CRMF, looking for scenes that draw us in to capture them in the permanence of a photo. Brace for the wintry weather, and be prepared for a relaxed and informal chance to practice your own nature photography.
What to Bring: Participants should bring a camera (it doesn’t have to be fancy, even the one on your phone will do!), extra layers that can be taken off/added on to stay warm and dry, rain gear, a hat, an extra pair of socks, any sort of medication you may need, hiking boots, snowshoes or microspikes (dependent on conditions), snacks, and plenty of water (maybe a thermos of your favorite warm drink). The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants should they be necessary.
Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: Anyone with a camera (a phone works too!) and a desire to get some time out in nature to let their creative energies flow!
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi, my name is Danielle Plumlee! I'm originally from Oregon, before I came over to Maine for school, in search of snow. I studied Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Maine, minoring in Professional Writing. My personal interest in my field is in human impacts on the environment, and working towards bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public awareness. This is my second term serving at the Squam Lakes Association and I am looking forward to the chance to gain some knowledge on conservation and education during the winter months with the LRCC! In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, and finding beautiful views.
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 perform 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 LRCC.