There are five general types of algae in Lake Sunapee and surrounding ponds.
All About Wind Chill
Wind Chill is an important factor to know when venturing out in the wintertime. Knowing how it is calculated helps to understand this human -related weather phenomenon.
Below the Winter Ice
Lakes and ponds are starting to freeze over and there is a lot that goes on under the ice!
Burkehaven Lighthouse Repairs
The Burkehaven lighthouse last of the three Sunapee lighthouses to be refurbished by LSPA in recent years.
Carey’s Experiments with Gloeo
In both 2005 and 2006, Cayelan Carey placed “traps” to catch the Gloeo migrating from the sediment into the water column. This allowed her to monitor the increase/decrease in colonies entering the water column, and the density of Gloeo near the surface.
Carey’s Graduate Work
Cayelan Carey will be continuing
the data collection work she began last
summer for her dissertation at Cornell.
CIT Article cites Lake Sunapee
California's Institute of Telecom and Info-tech website cites LSPA in a featured article. See www.Calit2.net LSPA's sensored buoy is part of GLEON and this community based research network.
There has been recent local media attention to cyanobacterial (blue green algae) blooms in New Hampshire lakes.
Didymo: The New Invasive
The invasive species Didymosphenia geminata, or didymo was discovered in Vermont June 25th, 2007
Ecology Camp at the Fells
in cooperation with The Fells and Newbury Recreation Program.
July 22 - 26, 2013, Monday - Friday
Forest Ecosystem Threats
Three exotic insect forest pests are a major threat to northeastern forest ecosystems.
From the Lake to the Classroom
LSPA is a collaborator in a National Science Foundation effort to bring real scientific data to the classroom.
GLEON 13 - A Success
The international conference,GLEON 13, of international lake scientists, cohosted by LSPA and the Cary Institute at Mt. Sunapee was a tremendous success.
Gloeotrichia echinulata, a blue-green alga, has recently been blooming in Lake Sunapee.
How Lakes Freeze
Recently, I have had several people ask about how lakes freeze. I knew some answers, but as I researched deeper, the freezing of lakes can be complicated!
In-Lake Sunapee Cleanup
Harbor Cleanup Joint Effort of Lake Sunapee Protective Association and New London Fire and Rescue Dive Team
There are other aquatic invasive species in New England that LSPA is concerned with.
Invasive Aquatic Plants
LSPA’s volunteer weed watch program discovered invasive milfoil in Georges Mills in the summer of 2001.
Irene and Lake Sunapee
Tropical Storm Irene did have its influence on Lake Sunapee. View the graphed data collected by LSPA's buoy.
Keeping our water clean
Keeping our water clean - LSPA and Fells volunteers and staff clean up a section of Lake Sunapee.
Landscape Garden Plants
Plants for stormwater absorption, hardiness, low maintenance and natural beauty.
"Reprinted" from an article on using common earth-friendly solutions to solve cleaning problems.
We as a state are fortunate to have a subsector of the total food system that supports local producers. These local farmers, artisans and the businesses that support them have a measureable impact on NH’s economy,employment and environment as well as making healthful, local food available for NH’s communities.
LSPA launches GLEON Buoy
On Monday, August 27, LSPA (Lake Sunapee Protective Association) launched the first GLEON (Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network) buoy in the northeast United States.
LSPA's Buoy Data
LSPA launched its Instrumented buoy on August 27th. This buoy is part of a global network of buoys, measuring lake parameters.
On June 16th, LSPA Lake Host made another milfoil “Save” this summer.
Milfoil prevention efforts at LSPA
Milfoil prevention efforts at LSPA began in 1998 when we established two aggressive programs (Weed Watch and Boat Launch Monitor) to provide early detection of invasive aquatic plants.
NH SB89 Passed!
NH Senate Bill 89 was recently passed by the NH legislature. This bill protects our state’s loon population by increasing existing restrictions on the use and sale of toxic lead fishing sinkers and jigs weighing one ounce or less—still the largest known cause of New Hampshire adult loon mortality.
A report on recycling locally and in NH-how it can save money for communities.
Retreat Sets LSPA’s Areas of Focus for the Next Few Years
30 members of LSPA’s staff and Board and past presidents worked together all day November 4, led by facilitator Judy Walke, to reach a strong consensus about the most important areas of focus for LSPA over the next three to five years.
Snow, Sleet or Rain
It's not so easy to predict whether meteorological conditions will result in snow, sleet, freezing rain or hail.
The New Aquatic Invasives
New Aquatic Invasives are spread in the Northeast. Zebra mussels, Asian clams and quagga mussels are among the latest "invaders" of our water bodies in NH as well as NY, VT, ME, MA and CT.
The Sunapee Watershed Plan is Complete!
The Sunapee Area Watershed Coalition has completed a Watershed Plan with recommendations and continues to work with local towns toward an action plan.
Tips for Boaters
Please help us take care of this lake for the pleasure of future boaters.
Tips for Renters
Our "Tips for Renters" Brochure informs visitors about "clean" lake living.
Myriophyllum heterophyllum (Michx)
Environmental Factsheet Courtesy of NH DES
Water Quality 2006 Overview
Surface water quality in the Sunapee watershed, as in other parts of the northeast, has been impacted heavily by unusually high levels of precipitation for three of the last four years.
Water Quality Monitors
LSPA has a long history of setting and maintaining standards of excellence in our water quality testing program
3 slides providing background information for the Lake Sunapee watershed.
Weathers Attends Taiwan Meeting
Fall meeting of the GLEON held in Taipei, Taiwan to discuss findings from the study of dissolved oxygen in Lake Sunapee.
What is a Natural Environment Worth?
In this time of economic caution and admonition, everything seems come down to cost, cuts and cash.
Traditionally, this has been the weakness of environmental protection.
What Trees Do for You
Many people don’t give a second thought to trees, but there are some very good reasons for everyone to appreciate trees.
Why is There No Snow?
Why is There No Snow?
Not easy to answer, but let’s try to shed some light on the reasons.
Wild Goose Project
Wild Goose needs you! Write a letter to the DES Wetlands Bureau.
“Gloeo” Blooms and Phosphorus
Studies of Gloeotrichia echinulata (Gloeo) a blue-green alga or cyanobacteria blooming in Lake Sunapee, do not hold good news for our lake.