Location: Meet at West Rattlesnake parking lot. The parking lot is on the south side of NH-113, about 5.3 miles from the 113/US-3 junction. Click here for a google map.
Registration: Registration is required and please specify the age of each participant so we can provide age appropriate readings & prompts. 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:
Join LRCC member Sam on a hike up Rattlesnake for a mountaintop nature writing session. Spend some time drinking in all the beauty of the Squam Lakes Region and learning ways to translate what we see and feel in these natural spaces into written words. After a 1-1.5 hour gradual hike up we will take a break for reading and writing at the top with expansive views of Squam Lake to help inspire us. Then with new nature writings in hand, we will hike back to the parking lot the same way we hiked in.
Audience: All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Participants should bring pen/pencil, notebook, bug spray, snack, and water. 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 Sam! I’m from Brookfield, Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut. I majored in Ecology as well as English and came to the SLA to learn more about how outdoor spaces are conserved and maintained for the enjoyment of all. If I’m not on a hiking trail you can safely assume that I’m outside painting or sketching.
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.