SLA to Host Watershed Plan Kick Off Meeting!

Watershed Plan Kick Off Meeting! 

January 20th, 2016 5:30-8pm, SLA Resource Center 

In 1991, the New Hampshire Office of State Planning completed a Squam Lakes Watershed Plan. At that time, this effort was to serve as a model management plan for New Hampshire’s lake watersheds. Now, 25 years later, we are ready to  begin updating this plan. We invite you to join us on January 20, 2016 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the SLA Resource Center  in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Squam Lakes Watershed Plan and to assist us in taking the next steps in updating this important management tool.

Much has changed in the past quarter-century, necessitating a Watershed Plan update. Not only has our landscape changed, but our understanding of lakes and watersheds has evolved. The planning process and requirements for watershed plans are also different with a stringent set of requirements. Our meeting on January 20, 2016 will serve as a jumping off point for the planning process, set to be completed by early summer 2017. We will focus on the requirements of an updated plan, the steps and resources that are necessary for creating the plan, and accomplishments to date.

The Squam Lakes Association is leading the Squam Watershed planning effort in partnership with the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University. We welcome everyone to the January 20th meeting: local public officials, conservation organization partners, state agencies, watershed landowners, town residents, and the general public. Please share this event with your friends and neighbors. RSVPs are requested.

We look forward to seeing you in January as we celebrate the rich history of this area and help to shape the future of the Squam Watershed by developing a meaningful watershed plan.

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