Our lake is always in need of volunteer Lake Hosts and Weed Watchers!
Anyone can become a volunteer Lake Host! Trained Lake Hosts staff boat ramps to:
- Educate visiting boaters about aquatic invasive species (plants and animals)
- Conduct a brief boater survey
- Teach boaters the “Clean, Drain & Dry” method for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species
- Conduct courtesy boat and trailer inspections to remove all hitchhiking aquatic invasive species
- Send suspicious species fragments to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for identification
Anyone can become a Weed Watcher. We have trained lake residents, retirement groups, youth groups, fishing enthusiasts, and many others. Volunteers like these are the best line of defense because they are often the most familiar with the waterbodies they choose to monitor, allowing them to notice even a subtle change in plant growth.
Weed watching usually takes place once a month from late May through August.
Volunteers will be instructed on how to conduct a weed survey, what to look for, and who to contact if there is a problem. Volunteers will also receive a binder full of information on the program and details on the most threatening invasives. Included in the binder is a plant identification key for common plants on our waterbodies. There is no cost to the volunteer. The only equipment a volunteer will need is a boat, a partner or two, and a nice bright summer day.