OUR MISSION STATEMENT
LSPA, founded in 1898, is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the special environment of the Lake Sunapee region, through education, research and collaborative action.
WHAT WE DO
LSPA works year-round to maintain the quality of Lake Sunapee
and its watershed. LSPA’s educational outreach is to all residents,
lake users, students and visitors in the Lake Sunapee region. LSPA
has over 1000 family and business members who support LSPA financially
and volunteer as weed-watchers, water monitors, lake hosts or on
a variety of committees.
LSPA’s programs focus on: water quality and watershed science
and on education and outreach for children and adults. We actively
engage in scientific research, water quality sampling for laboratory
analysis of water quality factors, prevention and control of invasive
aquatic species, and education programs. LSPA’s quarterly publication, the
Beacon, keeps members up to date.
The annual operating budget of LSPA is funded almost entirely by the
annual membership contributions of its members, which range from $25
to over $5000. Additional sources of funds are special donations, bequests,
LSPA offers brochures on a wide variety of topics: landscaping, lake
and watershed “friendly living”, responsible lighting,
septic systems, invasive plants, algae, and zoning regulations in the
If you are a new Lake Sunapee area homeowner, or are considering new
construction or landscaping at your home, LSPA’s Watershed Stewards
are available to help you plan projects that will be “lake friendly”.
Call LSPA at 763-2210.