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Lakes Region Conservation Corps – LWA

2019 Lake Winnipesaukee Association Opportunity- Two half-time AmeriCorps positions available!

The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites located with a number of conservation organizations, including the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.  The program provides hands-on conservation work experience over a broad range of areas which ensure that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Association is seeking two half-time (22.5 weeks) Lakes Region Conservation Corps members to provide technical assistance to residents, businesses, communities, and organizations located in the Lakes Region in order to increase awareness, prevention, and remediation of nonpoint source pollution.  The Lakes Region Conservation Corps – Lake Winnipesaukee Association Program runs from May 20 through October 24, 2019.

For more information about the positions available with the Lake Winnipesaukee Association, click here.

Homes needed for AmeriCorps Members

Homes are needed for AmeriCorps members serving this year in the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC). The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that provides hands-on conservation work experience over a broad range of areas. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The LRCC, based out of the Squam Lakes Association, has positions available with several conservation organizations located in the Lakes Region, including the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is excited to participate in the program for 2019.  The LWA will be hosting two members who will assist the organization in expanding and building on lake protection programs in three main areas: water quality monitoring, education and outreach, and lake management and implementation activities.  Pat Tarpey, Executive Director of the LWA, stated “We will be able to accomplish so much more this year through this program.  These AmeriCorps members donate approximately half a year of their lives to improve the communities in which they serve.  They serve 40 hours a week for 22.5 weeks in exchange for a living allowance of approximately $800 per month.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for both the host site and the AmeriCorps member.  In addition to their service, members receive trainings, certifications, and experiences which help develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field.  The program is a win-win for all.” 

High rents and low vacancy rates leave few options for AmeriCorps members.  Finding affordable housing is crucial in order for them to be able to serve in the Lakes Region.

Host homes, for six months, are needed from mid-May to the end of October so that AmeriCorps members can make the Winnipesaukee Watershed a better place to live.

Individuals providing Homes for Service will receive personal benefits by hosting an AmeriCorps member: 

–They can provide the added security of another adult in the home of a single parent or a senior citizen living alone. 

–They have their own transportation, can purchase their own food, and may be able to share in household expenses.

–As members of the household, they can help with occasional chores such as lawn mowing or pet care.

If you have a spare room, in-law apartment, or extra space in your home, consider providing a temporary free or low-cost Home for Service to an AmeriCorps member.

The gift of blue water!

Give the Gift of Blue Water!

We all benefit from a clean and healthy Lake Winnipesaukee – whether you live directly on the lake or simply enjoy living here in the lakes region.  Our communities, lifestyle, and economies are stronger and more vibrant because of this beautiful resource.

Your financial contribution will be used toward our lake protection programs.  We hope you feel good knowing that you are helping to ensure that Lake Winnipesaukee remains beautiful and healthy for not only people to enjoy, but also for the fish and wildlife that depend on the lake for their life.

Please give generously so LWA may serve its mission to its fullest.  THANK YOU!

Volunteer

Volunteers Needed!

Afraid the lake is going to turn brown, and you will no longer be able to swim around? Alarmed the milfoil will touch your toes, and send you home with the woes? Scared that all of the boat wake may be giving the lake a bellyache? Well have no fear because all you need to do is VOLUNTEER!

We need your help in protecting the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed. The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Mailing/Fundraising Helpers

Job Description: We need writers for columns in our newsletter as well as help with layout and bulk mailings.

Artists

Job Description: We need creative people to help design outreach materials.

Association Members

Job Description: We are always seeking ‘environmentally conscious’ people to serve on our board and to attend our monthly meetings.

Water Quality Monitors

Job Description:  Have a boat? Like being out on the water?  Are you able to donate 1-2 hrs. per month for sampling? Do you want to contribute to the long term data collection of lake data?  If the answer is yes, then we need you!  Contact us to find out where monitors are needed.


If interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities with LWA, please contact us at mail@winnipesaukee.org

Donations and Sponsorships

As a non-profit, the Lake Winnipesaukee Association relies on funding from individuals and organizations.

Donations from individuals, families, and organizations are always welcome. Cash, materials, stocks, and planned giving are all welcome and appreciated.

Company sponsorship opportunities are also available. We accept sponsors for our programs, various events or donations from organizations. Recognition will be provided at the sponsored events and will be listed on the “Our Sponsors and Supporters” page under the “About” section of the web site.

For information about Underwriter Benefits, to make a donation, sponsor a program or event, or to discuss other options for supporting the LWA, please email us at mail@winnipesaukee.org or call us at 603-581-6632.

You can also click on the PayPal Donate button found in the right hand column.

We truly appreciate and thank you for your support!

Membership

LWA is a non-profit organization that is supported by memberships, donations, and grants.   Your membership in LWA provides the foundation of our work and supports water quality monitoring, lake management, lake protection projects, and our lakeside learning  activities throughout the year. 

Caring for the lake is the responsibility of everyone. Our vision for an active and informed community partnership of residents, business, government and visitors acting as stewards of the lake begins with you!

Becoming a member is easy. Just click here, complete the form and either send a check in the mail payable to LWA or use the Donate button below to pay now.  Checks may be mailed to:

LWA, P.O. Box 1624, Meredith, NH 03253

Thank you for your support!

Membership Categories

  • $50 Individual/Family/Winni Friend
  • $75 Club/Association/Non-profit
  • $100 Business/Winni Watcher
  • $250 Winni Steward
  • $500 Winni Protector
  • $1,000 Winni Guardian

All gifts are tax-deductible under applicable IRS regulations.

Membership lists are not sold. Association memberships do not confer individual memberships.

 

Getting Involved

Volunteers Needed!

Afraid the lake is going to turn brown, and you will no longer be able to swim around? Alarmed the milfoil will touch your toes, and send you home with the woes? Scared that all of the boat wake may be giving the lake a bellyache? Well have no fear because all you need to do is VOLUNTEER!

We need your help in protecting the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed. The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Mailing/Fundraising Helpers
Job Description: We need writers for columns in our newsletter as well as help with layout and bulk mailings.

Artists
Job Description: We need creative people to help design outreach materials.

Association Members
Job Description: We are always seeking ‘environmentally conscious’ people to serve on our board and to attend our monthly meetings.

If interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities with LWWA, please contact us at mail@winnipesaukee.org