Wacky Pumpkin Painting & Wonderful Water: Exploring Farming & Watershed Health

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association, located at 534 US Rt. 3 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:

Join LRCC member Sam to paint and beautify some unsightly gourds. While we give our pumpkins a makeover we’ll talk about local farms and their sustainable practices around the lake. Learn how unsustainable practices can affect the watershed. 

A watershed is an area of land that includes a river or lake and all the surrounding streams and rivers that flow into it. When rain falls onto the ground it soaks into the soil and eventually seeps into the nearest stream that feeds into bigger bodies of water. If farms within a watershed use herbicides and pesticides these pollutants will be picked up by flowing waters and make their way into larger water bodies, which is why it is so important for our local farms to have sustainable practices. The SLA works to conserve all parts of the Squam Lakes Watershed, so come learn how other members of the community help keep our waters free of contaminants and enjoy some pumpkin painting too!

Audience: All ages and families welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring:  Please dress appropriate for the weather as we will be outside or in the open air barn. Wear clothing that you are ok with possibly getting a little paint on. All materials will be provided!

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi my name is Sam! I’m from Brookfield, Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut. I majored in Ecology as well as English and came to the SLA to learn more about how outdoor spaces are conserved and maintained for the enjoyment of all.  If I’m not on a hiking trail you can safely assume that I’m outside painting or sketching.

Program Sponsor: A HUGE thanks to Moulton Farms for donating the wacky pumpkins for this program! 

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.


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