Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. 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:
The program will begin at the SLA campus where participants will learn about the vital ecosystem services that pollinators provide and how they can help these bees, butterflies, birds, and other animals by planting native wildflowers. Together we will learn about different kinds of wildflowers, which organisms they attract, and how to start your own pollinator garden! Throughout the program we will discuss different native pollinating organisms in the region and about the critically important services they provide. At the SLA we are dedicated to conserving the resources of the watershed while ensuring the public continues to enjoy the beauty of the lake, mountains, forests, and wildlife in the region. By creating our own pollinator gardens we can work to better protect and provide for these organisms. The program will take place in the Great Room of the SLA headquarters and around the SLA campus. This program is free for both members and nonmembers.
All ages encouraged to attend!
What to Bring:
Participants should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a jar in which to put a wildflower seed mix.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Maggie, I grew up in Swampscott Massachusetts, a small but beautiful seaside community north of Boston. I have always loved the outdoors and have spent a lot of my time hiking and enjoying the natural environment. This love of the outdoors followed me to college where I obtained a bachelor of science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and tending to my many plants, cooking with my friends, swimming, camping, and identifying birds and other wildlife. I am incredibly passionate about conservation, environmental education, and outreach.
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.