What Scooped out Squam?: An Overview of the Geology of the Squam Lakes Region

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Meet at the Sugar Shack, located at the top left corner of Burleigh farm, 3.4 miles down Rout 113 from Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. From there we will go to the Livermore trail head at Burleigh Farm.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join me in exploring the geology that lead to the formation of our beautiful Squam Lake. We will meet a the trailhead near the sugar shack for a brief discussion on rock types and the geologic time scale, and how those relate to the lakes region. After this we will hike Livermore Mountain (3 miles round trip), to see if we can see some of those large-scale geologic features along the way. Make sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, rain gear, an extra layer, bug spray, and a snack!     


Ages 15 & Up.

What to Bring: 

Participants should bring water and comfortable hiking shoes.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi, my name is Erica Lehner, and this is my first time serving with the Squam Lakes Association and the LRCC Americorps program. While I am new to the SLA this summer, I am not new to Squam Lake, and I have been lucky enough to call Holderness home for most of my life. In 2016 I graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME, where I studied Geology and Environmental Studies. Since graduation, I have been working in the outdoor recreation industry but am very happy to now be serving with the SLA in a more conservation-based roll.    

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.


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