Location: Meet at Belknap Woods trailhead off of Route 25B in Holderness. Click here for a google map.
Registration: Registration is 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:
You’ll often hear us talk about lakes, but let’s change it up; time to talk about ponds. Small ponds are incredibly active and full of life, and they are more common than you may expect. Everything from moose to fish, and everything in between, use these ponds for surviving. However, they also serve key roles in storm control, biodiversity, and nutrient cycling, as well as landscape shaping. Join LRCC member Jack on October 16th to learn about the exciting diversity found within our smaller ponds. Take an easy, mile hike into Belknap Woods for an evening of watching, listening, and learning!
Audience: 6+ and must be able to walk a mile. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Flashlight, lawn chair/blanket, warm clothes, water, binoculars (optional)
Please also bring a facemask to be worn while around larger groups of people, such as at the trailhead.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi folks! My name is Jack, and I am an LRCC member with the SLA. I was born and raised in Warner, NH, where I was fortunate enough to have the beautiful Mount Kearsarge in my backyard. I received my Bachelors from Roger Williams University in coastal Rhode Island, but the joy and inspiring nature of New Hampshire mountains brought me back. If you ever see me in the wild, there’s a good chance that I will be hiking, biking, paddling, or swimming, but feel free to stop me and say hi!
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.