The Lake is Calling
The Squam Lakes Association has been at the forefront of the battle against invasive Variable Milfoil in within the Squam Watershed. For many years, our Lakes Region Conservation Corps members, and the Conservation Interns before them, have tirelessly removed this aquatic plant by scuba diving. We are excited to announce that we have acquired a new milfoil removal boat, made with more sustainable materials and designed to replace our older model. We couldn’t be more excited to have this new addition to our fleet and look forward to continuing our mission of protecting Squam Lake’s beauty and natural resources for generations to come.
Watershed Plan Implementation: Sandwich Beach Erosion Control
The Squam Lakes Association partnered with the Merrimack River Watershed Council, USDA Forest Service, Sandwich Town Parks & Recreation, and the Sandwich Town Board and Conservation Commission to implement the first of many projects outlined in our Squam Watershed Management Plan. On Saturday, May 6th, volunteers came out to Sandwich beach to help us plant over 80 shrubs and saplings to prevent further erosion of the soil surrounding the beach. This insures that the beach area will remain intact for beach users to enjoy for years to come while simultaneously filtering out nutrients that would otherwise runoff into the lake, contributing to eutrophication.
The Ice is out, its time to
Act!- Campaign Update
SLA Executive Director, EB James, gives an update on the Squam Watershed Campaign – Where we are, what we’re planning, what we’re doing, and how we’re moving forward as the weather warms up! If you want to learn more information about the Squam Watershed Campaign, head to squamcampaign.org.
New Equipment Arrives
Watch the Squam Lakes Association’s Director of Conservation, Cole Beale, test out our new multi parameter sondes meter. This new piece of equipment will allow us to test many more water quality data points more efficiently than we were previously able to.
Squam Watershed Campaign
In 1904, a small group of Squam visionaries made a simple but bold choice. Convinced that residents and visitors would be better off joining together to promote the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces, and wildlife of the Squam region, they created the Squam Lakes Association.
More than a century later, we remain strongly committed to and tirelessly expanding the SLA founders’ vision to preserving and protecting Squam. Every day, we fight back against water quality degradation, climate change challenges, environmentally damaging and unsafe lake uses, and the onslaught of invasive species.