This Week's Program:
Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on December 19, 2017 from 8 am until 10 am for a morning full of fun learning about common wintering bird species frequently found around Squam Lake. We will start with an introduction to why it is important to pay attention to birds and how they help us better understand our ecosystem. We will learn how to identify common bird species by their calls and tricks to help identify these birds by sight. We will end the program by taking a guided tour around the SLA Campus to put our knowledge to the test identifying and recording the birds we see.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Maggie Upham and I am from Swampscott Massachusetts. I am a recent graduate from The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Natural Resource Conservation. I am a passionate birder and am interested in conservation biology, ecology, and wildlife habitat management.
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.