HOST SITE DESCRIPTIONS
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps has programs at eight different sites, 6 of which host half-year spring/ summer members. Currently only SLA and GMCG host full-year members. Be sure to check back at a later date to apply for the winter half-year program at SLA or the full-year program at SLA or GMCG.
Squam Lakes Association-
The Squam Lakes Association is a non-profit conservation organization that works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation, the Squam Lakes Association promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam Lakes Region.
Members of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps at the Squam Lakes Association have the opportunity to experience the Lakes Region year round. During the summer/fall program, members scuba dive to remove aquatic invasive species, act as caretakers of our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA's 50+ miles of trails, monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews, run engaging environmental education programs, remove terrestrial invasive species, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and more.
During the winter/spring program, members lead crews of volunteers, complete trail work, plan and run education programs both on Squam and in the local school district, spear-head independent projects, conduct winter water quality monitoring, and head up snow removal to maintain access to our trails.
Squam Lakes Association members receive numerous certifications that help elevate them as conservation leaders within the community, including Wilderness First Aid & CPR, NH Safe Boater, Weed Control Diver certification (summer only), and SSI Scuba certification. Housing is provided for members on the Squam Lake’s Association’s campus in our Conservation Cottage.
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Contact Emily Gross, AmeriCorps Program Manager, with questions or for more information on the Lakes Region Conservation Corps program at the SLA.
Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG)
GMCG is seeking two full-year (42.5 weeks) AmeriCorps members for the 2019-2020 season beginning on November 1, 2019. GMCG AmeriCorps members will have two roles:
Water Quality Resources Assistant – to serve closely with GMCG’s Water Quality Coordinator on water quality monitoring and research projects which will include assisting with over site of winter water quality sampling, recruitment and training of volunteers, and expansion of water research programs at GMCG. .
Outreach and Education Assistant – to serve primarily with GMCG’s Education and Outreach Coordinators on educational programs and outreach throughout the Ossipee Watershed which will include assisting with the Youth Water Literacy programs, designing/promoting water and resource conservation programs and working with the staff and Board to explore initiative to better promote GMCG’s mission.
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Contact Jill Emerson, Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps program at the Green Mountain Conservation Group.
Camp Hale is a sleepaway summer camp for Boston-area youth ages 6 to 17 years old to experience a range of outdoor activities in the scenic environment of Squam Lake located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Members participate in a 22.5 week program before, during, and after camp season in order to establish and lead innovative conservation programs within the site. Under the supervision of the Camp Hale Director, members will lead trailwork crews, organize terrestrial invasive removal initiatives, plan and conduct environmental education programs, and lead guided hikes. Members conduct these programs while maintaining the Camp mission of providing guidance, leadership, and support to all individuals participating. As a new program, members will be provided the opportunity to develop additional conservation programs based on the needs of the site.
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Contact Jerrell Cox, Camp Hale Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information on the LRCC-CH program.
Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT)-
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to the permanent protection, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the region and its quality of life. LRCT protects more than 25,000 acres of land in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. These lands encompass over 95 miles of trails, 5 islands, numerous mountain summits, and a variety of other destinations that are open to the public. In 2019, LRCT will host four LRCC-LRCT members for 22.5 weeks from May though October. Members will work on a variety of projects including maintaining LRCT's 95+ miles of trails, serving as Island Stewards on Lake Winnipesaukee islands and property hosts at LRCT's premier hiking properties, removing invasive terrestrial plants on conservation land, assisting with guided excursions and other education and outreach events, and working on special property management projects such as updating property boundary markings and signage, conducting property research and property record keeping projects, and access improvement projects (repair/ building of kiosks and footbridges). LRCC-LRCT members will receive training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach. LRCT is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and NH Land Trust Coalition.
Click here to read more about the Lakes Region Conservation Trust's LRCC program.
Contact David Mallard, LRCT Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information on the LRCC-LRCT program.
Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA)
The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the water quality and natural resources of Lake Winnipesaukee and its watershed. Through monitoring, education, stewardship, and science-guided approaches for lake management, LWA works to ensure Winnipesaukee’s scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, water quality and recreational potential continues to provide enjoyment long into the future. The LWA will be hosting two half-year AmeriCorps members for 22.5 weeks, from May 20 through October 24, 2019. LRCC-LWA members will oversee the water quality monitoring program, assisting with recruitment and training of volunteers, and implementation of a cyanobacteria monitoring program. LRCC-LWA members will be involved with our watershed management and implementation programs, work with the public on lake ecology, water quality, and watershed issues, and develop and implement education and outreach activities throughout the watershed. Members will receive training in water quality monitoring, aquatic weed control and identification, and watershed and lake management. The positions, based out of our office location in Gilford, NH, will require travel throughout the Winnipesaukee watershed.
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Contact Pat Tarpey, AmeriCorps Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information about the LRCC- LWA program
NH LAKES is a statewide, member supported, nonprofit organization with the mission to keep New Hampshire’s 1,000 lakes clean and healthy, now and in the future. NH LAKES works with partners, promotes clean water policies and responsible use, and inspires the public to care for lakes. In 2019, NH LAKES will host two LRCC-NH LAKES members for 22.5 weeks from the end of May to the end of October. Members will be introduced to all facets of operating a statewide nonprofit organization, based in the state’s capital, while helping to expand and deliver statewide lake conservation and outreach programs and activities for youth and adults. These programs include an education and inspection program to help boaters prevent the spread of invasive species, a lake-friendly living education and certification program for property owners, and an interactive hands-on activity circuit for kids (and their parents!) to learn about lake ecology and conservation. Members will also have the opportunity to develop new and innovative lake conservation outreach programs and activities. In addition, members will have the opportunity to obtain training/certification in other conservation programs including the New Hampshire Weed Control Diver program and the Squam Lakes Association trails maintenance program. This position is based at NH LAKES headquarters in Concord, New Hampshire, with the opportunity for significant statewide travel and networking.
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Contact Andrea LaMoreaux, AmeriCorps Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information about the LRCC- NHL program.
Newfound Lake Region Association ( NLRA)
The Newfound Lake Region Association is a mission-driven, member supported environmental nonprofit committed to preserving the natural, social, and economic resources of the Newfound Lake watershed. The NLRA- Lakes Region Conservation Corps is designed to boost the capacity of the organization and leverage our success. There will be two, 22.5 week positions assisting with invasive species management, water quality monitoring, stormwater management, and trail work. Responsibilities will include overseeing summer staff, developing and implementing effective conservation initiatives, and engaging with the community. Members will also take part in periodic guided adventures and contribute to content in our various media outlets. We expect AmeriCorps members to inspire stewardship of our mountains, water and forests through their actions and presence in the Newfound community.
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Contact Andrew Veilleux, AmeriCorps Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information about the LRCC- NLRA program.
Squam Lakes Conservation Society (SLCS) -
The Squam Lakes Conservation Society’s (SLCS) mission is to preserve the unique quality and character of Squam by protecting lands for present and future generations. In 2019, SLCS will host two LRCC-SLCS members for 22.5 weeks from May through October as part of the greater Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC). These positions will complete training with other LRCC members from the Squam Lakes Association and the Lake Region Conservation Trust, but the day-to-day work for the two SLCS members will be through SLCS. You need only to fill out one application. Members will work on a variety of projects including managing SLCS preserves, monitoring conservation easements, removing invasive species, assisting landowners with their land management goals, and advancing land conservation projects, including using GIS and creating baseline documentation reports for newly conserved land. Members will also help develop and utilize social media networks to advance SLCS’s mission. Members will get exposure to all levels of land conservation work in a community that places a premium on the protection of its natural resources. SLCS is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and the NH Land Trust Coalition.
Click here to read more about the Squam Lakes Conservation Society's LRCC program.
Contact Pete Helm, SLCS AmeriCorps Site Supervisor, with questions or for more information on the LRCC-SLCS program.