Weed Watching on the Squam Lakes

The SLA has been actively managing aquatic invasive species since variable milfoil was first found in Squam back in 2000. We've logged many thousands of hours removing countless gallons of milfoil, and are seeing real progress. But we need help! We are staying ahead of this issue by constantly removing it from the lakes. This leaves little time to go hunt down new infestations.

Prior to volunteering, you’ll head out with an expert from our conservation team and learn what to look for under the water. It’s a great way to enjoy Squam and you can feel good about playing an important role in keeping the ecosystem healthy.

Join our Weed Watcher crew!

Folks can weed watch while snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or while on a motor boat. Gather some family, friends and neighbors together and we’ll come to you! Help us protect your favorite part of the lake.

Click here for more in-depth information about milfoil and its management on the Squam Lakes  

Click here for our online Weed Watcher Kit

Click here for the Weed Watcher Volunteer Report form 

Please contact Rachel Coughlin, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, if you are interested in becoming a trained Weed Watcher!