Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. 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:
This program is meant to help prepare people for big hikes, camping excursions, or if they want to make sure themselves and their families are safe whenever they are enjoying the outdoors. Being comfortable in many nature situations will help you become more prepared when something goes wrong. We will be navigating from the West Parking lot of Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest to specific points using a map and compass. Then we will go to SLA’s caretaker campsite to create a shelter from a tarp and get some hands-on experience with building a fire from scratch, filtering a suitable water source, and eventually navigating back to the parking lot.
Audience: All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear, rain gear, water, snacks, and extra clothing that can be used for wrapping an injury (while practicing wilderness first aid scenarios).Please also bring a facemask to be worn while around larger groups of people, such as at the trailhead.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi! My name is Steven Turner, I recently graduated from Westfield State University with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and a minor in GIS and ecological restoration. The enjoyment from the outdoors started by exploring my backyard. Climbing trees, playing soccer, and being outside with my friends helped me transform my interests into a future. I can think of no place better to continue my environmental education other than Squam Lakes because of their rich history and endless beauty. If you see me around I'll most likely be climbing my next 4000 footer in the White Mountains.
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.