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Squam Lakes Association – Watershed News April 2021

Squam Watershed News
April 2021



Steps you can take to prevent tick bites. Image credit: BeBop Labs

Spring is here! Along with warmer weather, we’re seeing the return of birds, flowers, open-water fishing, and a hiker’s least favorite pest: ticks. But don’t let them deter you from enjoying the outdoors! With daily tick checks and a few preventive actions, you can reduce your exposure to ticks while outside.

Thanks to our friends at BeBop Labs for sharing the following tips and graphics.

Some ticks can be as small as a poppy seed, so it’s important to do daily, thorough checks to catch any potential hitchhikers!

Make sure to feel for any bumps and look out for any small, dark spots. If you’re with someone, ask them to look at the back of your neck and behind your ears. The image above shows common hiding spots for ticks that you should pay extra attention to.

For a detailed tick check walkthrough, take a peek at this page from The Tick & Mosquito Project.

Don’t forget to check your furry friends too!

Find a Tick? Send it to BeBop Labs!

Help us better understand ticks and tick-borne diseases in New Hampshire by mailing ticks you find to BeBop Labs. Click the image above for mailing instructions. Must include date, location, on whom the tick was found, etc.

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Ridj-It: An Outdoor Adventure Platform
Presented by co-founder Ari Iaccarino
April 28th, 7:00pm

Join us for this month’s virtual talk to learn about the community adventure platform, Ridj-it! Carpooling with strangers to the woods was how the adventure began, but five years later, Ridj-it (pronounced “Ridge-it”) has become an entire outdoor adventure event platform where individuals, organizations, and businesses can post events and benefit from tools to help make their outings even better.

Hundreds of adventures, thousands of carpool rides, tens of thousands of dollars for charity, plus even more for small businesses have occurred through Ridj-it in every state of New England for activities like hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, virtual events, and more. And the unifying concept behind all of it? Accessibility. Learn more about Ridj-it, why it’s pronounced the way it is, and how tech and innovation can drive accessibility to the outdoors for everyone!

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Speaker Series


Walking in the Woods: An Intro to Backpacking
Saturday, April 24th

Thinking of getting into backpacking? This program is a great introduction to the activity: we’ll go over why people love it, what and how to pack, the basics of backpacking food, and introduce you to some trips in the area!

This event will be held on Zoom. Registration is required.

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Belknap Woods Bird Walk
Saturday, May 1st

Join LRCC member Daniel for a bird-watching walk in Belknap Woods! You’ll go over the basics of bird identification, especially for birds in the Squam Watershed, then put your ID skills to practice out on the trails. All experience levels welcome.

This event will be held in-person, limit 10 attendees.
Registration is required. 

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How To Recreate Responsibly This Summer: A Crash Course in Leave No Trace
Saturday, May 8th

Walk the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest trails with LRCC member Mikey as you learn how to minimize your impact on the environment while hiking, camping, backpacking, or any other outdoor activity!

This event will be held in-person, limit 10 attendees.
Registration is required.

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Brrrr! SLA Director of Trails & Access, Katri Gurney, taking measurements for the summer swim line at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest.

Want to make a difference in the Squam Watershed? Join now.

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Squam Lakes Association
534 US Rt. 3, Holderness, NH 03245

(603) 968-7336 | [email protected] |





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