Join us on Wednesday, December 11th, from 3:00-5:00pm at the SLA Headquarters (534 US Rt. 3, Holderness, NH) as we review the final draft of the Squam Lakes Watershed Management Plan. The result of years of work, the Watershed Plan will be the first update to our original plan, which was completed in 1991, and will set a new vision for the future of the Squam Watershed. Focusing on the health of our lakes, the plan examines current water quality conditions in the Squam Lakes, projects the future of development in the area, and estimates future trends in water quality conditions. The plan also includes action items to protect water quality into the future, ensuring that the Squam we enjoy now will be conserved for generations to come.
"We're thrilled to present this plan to the Squam community." says EB James, SLA Executive Director. "The backbone of the entire process has been public engagement and involvement. This event provides one more opportunity for folks to provide input."
Funding for this project was provided in part by a Watershed Assistance Grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services with Clean Water Act Section 319 funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Partnerships were a key part of this project. The Squam Lakes Association worked with local planning boards, the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Plymouth State University, and had a dedicated advisory committee who were essential in shaping the plan.
The meeting will introduce the draft plan, summarize the data and public input used to create the plan, and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the draft. For more information about the entire planning process and to view the draft plan, visit the SLA webpage: https://www.squamlakes.org/conservation/squam-watershed-plan