The State of Lake Health & Advocacy in New Hampshire

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Fisher Family Barn on SLA's campus, 534 U.S. Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245

NH LAKES President Andrea LaMoreaux will kick off the conversation with an update on the health of New Hampshire’s lakes—including what’s been observed throughout the state this summer. Michelle Farnham, NH LAKES Policy & Advocacy Program Manager, will then take you on a deeper dive into the state of lake advocacy in New Hampshire, highlighting the core issues NH LAKES advocates on and what transpired during the New Hampshire 2022 Legislative Session that impacts our lakes. Michelle will conclude the session with some thoughts on what we can all do as the fall election season approaches to make lake-friendly policy a priority at the polls. 

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About the Speakers:

Michelle Farnham, Policy & Advocacy Program Manager, NH LAKES:

Michelle joined NH LAKES as the Advocacy Program Coordinator in September of 2020. She worked to instill her appreciation and stewardship of the outdoors with others during eight years as an outdoor and environmental education instructor in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Alaska, and as a Program Coordinator at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. 

Michelle holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Wilderness Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. While studying at Vermont Law, Michelle volunteered with a local planning commission to support conservation commissions’ efforts to protect public resources. In her free time, Michelle enjoys hiking, camping, and swimming with her partner and their two dogs. If she could only eat one food for the rest of her life, it would be cheese.

 

Andrea LaMoreaux, President, NH LAKES

Andrea joined NH LAKES in February 2007 and brings a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively work with volunteers, the ecology and health of the state’s lakes, and protecting and improving lake health. She coordinated the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Volunteer Lake Assessment Program for six years before joining NH LAKES.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Environmental Management degree in Water Resources from Duke University. She has taken several continuing education classes in environmental education and nonprofit management. She is a 2016 graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire Program and currently serves on the Newfound Lake Region Association Board of Trustees. In her free time, she tries to find time with her husband (who comes from the Finger Lakes Region of New York) and their daughter to enjoy Lake Sunapee and Seneca Lake, New York, but they mostly chauffeur their daughter around New England for hockey and lacrosse practices and games.