Watershed Wellness: Ways to Reduce Erosion

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Meet at 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 10 people. Please register by Thursday, August 19th. Click here to register.

This Week's Program:

Participants will be guided around campus to observe and discuss the erosion control efforts being made on the property. The SLA has a variety of best management practices being implemented to ensure a reduced impact on the lake. The transportation of sediments via runoff poses a risk for pollution throughout the watershed. Our efforts at the SLA to protect Piper Cove and Squam Lake can easily be translated to properties around the watershed to help reduce runoff in your own backyard.

Audience: Those interested in watershed health.

Materials: Water, snacks, and weather appropriate clothing.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

My name is Peter Rathsack and I grew up in the State of Michigan. I graduated from the University of Toledo in December of 2019 with a Degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating I spent time working in Washtenaw County’s Water Resource Department and eventually decided to serve in the LRCC AmeriCorps Program. I am enjoying my time here in NH and am looking forward to the rest of my time here.

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 LRCC.

 

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