This Week's Program:
The program will occur at Belknap Woods, where we will take a snowshoeing walk around the Beaver Pond Loop (0.9 miles total). During our walk, we will find examples of different kinds of snow, ice, and snowflakes in our forest, and talk about the water cycle and the formation of ice.
What to Bring:
Participants should bring appropriate winter clothing, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six particpants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Meghan Christie. I grew up just north of San Francisco, California and graduated from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) in June of 2017. I like to study everything to do with water, but especially enjoy things associated with the polar regions! Winter is my favorite season, and I’d love for you to join me in learning about and experiencing snow!
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.