Explore Lakes with NH LAKES
Summer is in full swing and the plants in our lakes are reaching the height of their growing season. While most plants are good for our lakes, some are not and can cause big problems. Last night, participants tuned in to our webinar, “What Plants are Growing in the Lake?” and learned how to identify what plants are growing in their favorite lakes and what to do if you think they’ve spotted a problem plant. If you missed it, want to watch it again, or share it with a friend, the slides and recording are now posted on our website.
This webinar was part of our “Explore Lakes with NH LAKES” webinar series, brought to you by Presenting Sponsor Grappone Automotive Group.
Be sure to catch the rest of the series this summer—see below and visit our website to learn more and register. These sessions are all FREE, but pre-registration is required.
Erin Mastine, Outreach Program Coordinator
Cyanobacteria Update: What We’ve Seen & What to be on the Lookout for
Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tune in for an update on the status of toxic cyanobacteria blooms in New Hampshire’s lakes during Summer 2021 and find out what to be on the lookout for this fall.
Presenter: Amanda Murby McQuaid, Ph.D., Harmful Algal and Cyanobacteria Bloom Program, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Register for August 18 – click here
The Geology of New Hampshire’s Lakes
Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Did you know that most of New Hampshire’s lakes are more than 10,000 years old? As old as this seems, the lakes are geologically young features compared to the long history of geologic change that has shaped New Hampshire’s Lakes! Tune in and find out how our lakes and landscape were formed and how they have changed over time due to geologic forces.
Presenter: James Vernon, Director of Water Supply Services, Nobis Group
Register for September 1 – click here
What Plants are Growing in the Lake?
Presented on August 4
Presented by Amy Smagula, Exotic Species Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Your Summer Rx: Enjoy Clean & Healthy Lakes!
Presented on July 28
Presented by Krystal Costa Balanoff, Conservation Program Manager, NH LAKES and Erin Mastine, Outreach Program Coordinator, NH LAKES.
Enjoying Lakes While Protecting Wildlife
Presented on July 7
Presented by Lindsay Webb, Wildlife Educator, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and Harry Vogel, Executive Director & Senior Biologist, Loon Preservation Committee.
Lake Level Management: A Balancing Act
Presented on June 16
Presented by Jim Gallagher, Chief Engineer, Dam Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
Boating Safety 101
Presented on June 2
Presented by Timothy Dunleavy, Captain, New Hampshire State Police—Marine Patrol.
Keeping the Family Lake House in the Family
Presented on May 5
Presented by Caitlin McCurdy, Associate, Trusts & Estates Department, McLane Middleton, and Christopher Paul, Director and Chair, Trusts & Estates Department, McLane Middleton.
Introduction to Lake Modeling
Presented on April 28
Presented by Bob Hartzel, Principal Scientist, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc., and David Roman, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc.
Lakes in Spring
Presented on April 7
Presented by Krystal Costa Balanoff, Conservation Program Coordinator, NH LAKES, and Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President of Programs & Operations, NH LAKES.
The Secret Life in Lakes
Presented on March 3
Presented by Amanda Murby McQuaid, Amy Smagula, and Sara Steiner, biologists with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
Eagles and New Hampshire’s Lakes
Presented on February 3
Presented by Chris Martin, Senior Biologist, New Hampshire Audubon (Photo courtesy of Jack Dorsey.)
View these past sessions & more – click here
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