Join us for a discussion regarding the state of Winnipesaukee’s water quality on July 21 at 8:30 am to 10:30 am, at the Great Hall, Wolfeboro Town Hall, with speaker Don Kretchmer. Don is a Certified Lake Manager, limnologist, and Wolfeboro resident.
Although Lake Winnipesaukee is beautiful on most of the surface, water quality has declined significantly in many areas over the past 20 years. The lake is under threat from cyanobacteria blooms, and milfoil and other invasive plants and animals. Cyanobacteria blooms are blue-green clouds that form when excess nutrients are available in the water. Some cyanobacteria produce toxins that are stored within the cells but released upon cell death. Toxins can cause both acute and chronic health effects, ranging in severity from irritation of skin and mucous membranes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea to liver and central nervous system damage. Milfoil is an invasive plant that grows quickly, out-competing native plants. It can grow up to 20 feet in shallow areas, impacting recreational activities such as swimming and boating. Communities around the lake have spent over $350,000 combined per year in treatment and removal operations.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Association is leading the charge against both of these threats by analyzing the water and surrounding areas to identify and eliminate the biggest driver of their growth—phosphorus.
How does the water quality compare to 10, 20 years ago? What is LWA doing to protect this precious resource? How can you help?
The talk is free and the public is welcome. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Morning pastries will be provided. For more information, contact LWA at 581-6632.
The first annual Winnipesaukee Spring Clean Up will happen on Saturday, May 12, 9am-3:30pm. No matter where you live around the lake, you can pitch in to help clean the lake and along the shoreline.
This event has been organized by several volunteers to come together to clean up the lake they love. Following the cleanup, a barbecue and meet and greet will be held at Shep Brown’s at 31 Lovejoy Sands Rd., Meredith. Contact Robert Janes at 603-515-6677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also find information on Facebook @Lake Winnipesaukee Spring Clean Up.
May 12th: The Lake Winnipesaukee Association will join a panel of speakers to address questions and issues concerning what you can do to help protect our lakes.
This is the second Wolfeboro Water Summit, hosted by the Wentworth Watershed Association.
May 31: Bringing History Alive in an Exhibit Experience
Carriage House, Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH 7-8:30pm
Presented by Cynthia Robinson, Director of the Museum of the White Mountains.
Hosted by: The Lake Winnipesaukee Association in partnership with NH LAKES
On the evening of Thursday, May 31, join us and Cynthia Robinson, Director of the Museum of the White Mountains, as we kick off the 2018 Lakes Congress. Through this fascinating presentation about bringing history alive through an exhibit experience, you will learn how experiencing nature in New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains has been life-changing for generations of children.
Cost for Thursday evening’s talk is $5 and registration is required. Visit www.nhlakes.org/lakes-congress.
June 9 – Moultonborough Town Hall, 9am-12pm
Join the LWA, Moultonborough Conservation Commission, NHDES, and NH LAKES as we celebrate how lucky we are to live in the Lakes Region, and learn about what we each can do to keep our lakes and ponds clean.
Topics will include “Protecting Our Watershed” “Invasive Species: Present and Future”, and “Lake Hosts” making a difference on the lakes.
How is the water quality of Lake Winnipesaukee?
Join us on Saturday morning, 9-10:30am, on July 21, 2018, for a discussion on the state of the water quality of the lake. We will present a review of the lake’s current water quality and compare it to 10 years ago. Is the health of the lake improving or not?
More information to follow . . .