Winter Outdoor Recreation Speaker Series: Tips to Stay Safe on Winter Adventures

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 6:00pm

With just a mountain range separating us the Squam Lakes Association and Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association share a common vision of connecting folks to the outdoors by creating & maintaining trails. Over the next few months we are excited to bring you this Winter Outdoor Recreation Speaker series. To kick off the series Erick Amero, the Waterville Valley Recreation Department Adventure Program Manager, will share some tips on how to stay safe while exploring the trails this winter and Tyson Morrill, the Squam Lakes Association Director of Conservation, will discuss ice safety. To learn more about the presenters see their bios below.

This is a free event brought to you by Squam Lakes Association and Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association.

Presentations will be held via Zoom.

Advance registration is required: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

About the Speakers:

Erick Amero grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, spending the majority of his time on the lakes and rivers, and exploring the White Mountains. When looking for colleges, he specifically chose Northland College, a college that specialized in developing competent outdoor professionals. Before graduating, he worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club and eventually through-hiked both the Appalachian Trail and Vermont Long Trail.

His professional roles since college include Backcountry Ranger in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness; and a kayak guide on Lake Superior, the Florida Everglades, and the Maine coast. Erick has facilitated courses for Outward Bound, taught wooden boat building, and worked as a Maine Guide for L.L.Bean.

He is currently a certified instructor for both canoe and sea kayak for ACA and a Registered Maine Guide in multiple disciplines. If he is not in a canoe or fly fishing, he is off chasing after his twin sons. Erick is thankful for every moment outdoors with his wife and children here in the White Mountains.

Tyson Morrill grew up in Belmont, NH and is passionate about all things outdoors. In 2019 he earned his master of science degree in biology from Plymouth State University while studying brook trout demographics in the Beebe River Watershed. His commitment to conservation took him to Alaska, where he helped monitor wildlife diseases and mitigate human-wildlife interactions. He's now applying all this knowledge to help protect the Squam Watershed as he works as the Squam Lakes Association Director of Conservation. When not in the office, Morrill enjoys spending time outside, gardening, woodworking, and fishing.