Lake Sunapee Protective Association

12-06-2010
"Lake Friendly" Dock Choices
Building or replacing a dock is no easy task. Check out our new brochure for help!

10-15-2012
2011 Annual Report Highlights
Lake Sunapee 2011

04-25-2011
2011 Lake Sunapee Ice Out
Lake Sunapee ice out was Thursday, April 21st-late in the day!

07-27-2008
A Busy Summer for Visiting Scientists at LSPA
June and July were busy months for visiting scientists at LSPA!

07-23-2014
A Few Good Reads:
We find so much in the books we read.

09-01-2007
A Guide to Responsible Lighting
How to Save The Beauty of the Night.

09-20-2007
A Homeowner's Guide to Lakeshore Living
This pamphlet presents some guidlines for living responsible on a lake or pond.

09-07-2007
Algae is Thriving in Lake Sunapee
Gloeotrichea noticeable in Lake Sunapee, and surrounding lakes and ponds in summer 2007.

08-01-2007
Algae Update
There are five general types of algae in Lake Sunapee and surrounding ponds.

02-19-2014
All About Bats
Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

01-08-2010
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.

12-02-2010
All About Winter Lake De-Icers
All About Winter Lake De-Icers

07-11-2013
Beach Advisory Information
Beach Advisory Information

09-25-2008
Beaver Dam Breaks
Beaver Dam Breaks sending Muck into Lake

12-10-2010
Below the Winter Ice
Lakes and ponds are starting to freeze over and there is a lot that goes on under the ice!

09-01-2007
Blue-Green Algae: Cyanobacteria in our lakes
Gloeotrichia echinulata, or “Gloeo,” is a cyanobacterial species that has been appearing in Lake Sunapee regularly since 2004.

12-01-2006
Board Representative From Springfield
Sue Venable appointed to the LSPA Board as the representative from Springfield.

10-23-2007
Buoy Data Air Temperature
Lake Sunapee Air Temperature September 2007

08-20-2010
Buoy Maintenance
What is it like to maintain a buoy?

12-01-2006
Burkehaven Lighthouse Repairs
The Burkehaven lighthouse last of the three Sunapee lighthouses to be refurbished by LSPA in recent years.

03-03-2011
By All Reports N.H.’s Energy Efficiency Program Saves Money
UNH Report Outlines RGGI Economics and Success

03-01-2011
Can We do it - Completely Green Energy
Noteable engineers tackle the following question: is it possible to convert all of the world’s energy needs to 100% renewable energy?

12-01-2006
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.

06-23-2009
Carey’s Graduate Work
Cayelan Carey will be continuing
the data collection work she began last
summer for her dissertation at Cornell.


12-05-2007
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.

07-01-2008
Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act Summary
The CSPA Summary from NH's DES is an explanation of the new CSPA rules adopted state-wide on July 1st, 2008.

09-20-2007
Cumulative Effects: Non-Point Source Pollution
The greatest threat to water quality today.

07-02-2014
Cyano Count Program
LSPA has a new "Cyano Count" program for Lake Sunapee.

06-23-2009
Cyanobacterial Blooms
There has been recent local media attention to cyanobacterial (blue green algae) blooms in New Hampshire lakes.

12-01-2006
Dartmouth Engineers Designing Buoy
Dartmouth students designing GLEON buoy and its communications systems.

11-30-2010
Demonstration Landscape Project
Demonstration Landscape Project - LSPA's demonstration landscape project for stormwater handling is complete!

09-06-2007
Didymo: The New Invasive
The invasive species Didymosphenia geminata, or didymo was discovered in Vermont June 25th, 2007

11-18-2009
Dominant Phytoplankton (Algae) in Lake Sunapee
dominant algae present

12-12-2007
Dr. David Strayer talk on Invasive Species
Dr. David Strayer, senior scientist at the Institute for Ecological Studies, spoke at Colby Sawyer College's Ivey Center

02-23-2014
Ecology Camp
Monday-Friday, July 21-25, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon

09-01-2007
Eurasian Milfoil
Species Description for Eurasian Milfoil

03-21-2011
Extreme Natural Events: A Cautionary Tale for NH
The recent monumental tragedy in Japan is the latest series of events to remind us that we live on earth at the mercy of tectonics, floods, “fire and ice”.

12-13-2013
First ice on Lake Sunapee
For those hoping for a season of ice-related recreation

11-18-2009
Forest Ecosystem Threats
Three exotic insect forest pests are a major threat to northeastern forest ecosystems.

10-04-2010
Freshwater Jellyfish – Species on the Move
In September, fresh water jellyfish were seen in lakes in NH and MA. Just what are these critters.

03-25-2009
From the Lake to the Classroom
LSPA is a collaborator in a National Science Foundation effort to bring real scientific data to the classroom.

11-01-2011
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.

09-01-2007
Gloeotrichia echinulata
Gloeotrichia echinulata, a blue-green alga, has recently been blooming in Lake Sunapee.

09-01-2007
Gloeotrichia study
Scientists work together to study this invasive species.

07-23-2014
Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Bivalves
Why Invasive Bivalves are a Problem.

01-28-2008
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!

12-01-2006
How YOU Can Save Energy and Reduce Emissions
LSPA hopes members will take energy-efficient measures to save money as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

07-23-2014
Ice Management Choices for Homeowners
Minimizing Your Impact

04-29-2014
Ice Out on Lake Sunapee
Ice Out on Lake Sunapee
April 23, 2014


12-01-2006
In the Aftermath of the Sewage Spill
LSPA has been active in follow-ups after the September 12 sewage spill in Georges Mills.

09-06-2011
In-Lake Sunapee Cleanup
Harbor Cleanup Joint Effort of Lake Sunapee Protective Association and New London Fire and Rescue Dive Team

07-26-2010
Inspiration from Lakes
Inspiration from Lakes - Surprises in and around our lakes

08-01-2007
Invasive Animals
There are other aquatic invasive species in New England that LSPA is concerned with.

08-01-2007
Invasive Aquatic Plants
LSPA’s volunteer weed watch program discovered invasive milfoil in Georges Mills in the summer of 2001.

07-23-2014
Invasive Aquatic Plants
The best way to deal with aggressive, invasive plants is Prevention

08-31-2011
Irene and Lake Sunapee
Tropical Storm Irene did have its influence on Lake Sunapee. View the graphed data collected by LSPA's buoy.

07-28-2008
John Downing - lake scientist visits Sunapee
During the week of July 21st, Prof. John Downing studied Lake Sunapee, defining the lake bottom contour.

08-30-2010
Keeping our water clean
Keeping our water clean - LSPA and Fells volunteers and staff clean up a section of Lake Sunapee.

10-23-2007
Lake Sunapee "Fall Turnover"
Lake Sunapee Graph showing "lake turnover"

01-08-2009
Lake Sunapee Bathymetry
Some Surprises from Lake Sunapee Bathymetry

06-02-2008
Lake Sunapee buoy wind rose graphs
Wind direction and freguency on Lake Sunapee from May 27, 2007 to May 28, 2008

10-23-2007
Lake Sunapee Dissolved Oxygen
Dissolved Oxygen Graph for Lake Sunapee

05-01-2013
Lake Sunapee Ice Out April 18, 2013
Lake Sunapee Ice Out April 18, 2013

11-02-2009
Lake Sunapee NOAA Infrastructure Project
NOAA & LSPA Sponsored Sunapee Area Infrastructure Project Underway

03-01-2010
Lake Sunapee Watershed Spring Newsletter
Spring newsletter for the Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project Updates & Highlights

10-30-2011
Lakes, Ice and New Hampshire Winters
Lakes, Ice and New Hampshire Winters - Research and weather data review tell us that the New England winters are changing.

07-23-2014
Landscape Garden Plants
Plants for stormwater absorption, hardiness, low maintenance and natural beauty.

10-24-2007
Landscaping Lakeshore Properties
Principles of Lakeshore Landscape Design

02-09-2012
Lead Free Lakes – Good for Loons and People
Lead Free Lakes – good for loons and people
There is a movement underway to make NH lakes lead-free.


03-02-2011
Legislation and Water Quality
New Bills Threaten Water Protection

02-24-2014
Little Loon Grows Up!
Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

01-30-2008
Living Green
"Reprinted" from an article on using common earth-friendly solutions to solve cleaning problems.

12-10-2010
Local Foods
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.

11-03-2009
LSPA and GLEON
LSPA continues to be active member of GLEON

08-27-2007
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.

11-13-2013
LSPA Library Lending Backpacks
Get Outdoors! LSPA has a new way for you and the kids in your life to explore your own backyard.

12-01-2006
LSPA Receives Bequest from “Pete” Fellows
LSPA receives an unrestricted $25,000 bequest from the estate of Haynes H. “Pete” Fellows, Jr.

08-27-2007
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.

02-18-2014
LSPA's Lakeshore Adventure Walk for Families
Thursday, July 31th at 6:00 p.m.

02-17-2014
LSPA's Love Your Lake Day & Antique Boat Parade
Sunday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

02-20-2014
LSPA's On the Water Plant ID
Saturday, July 26th at 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

02-16-2014
LSPA's Super Full Moon Cruise
Monday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. boarding time

02-18-2014
LSPA’s Next Generation Council (NGC) cocktail party
Saturday, August 2nd at 7:30

12-01-2006
LSPA’s Wood is Advisor on Regulation Updates
Process initiated to improve various water resource protections in the state of NH.

08-07-2008
Management Plan for the Lake Sunapee Watershed Chapter 2
Chapter 2 of the Lake Sunapee Watershed Plan contains a physical description of the watershed.

08-07-2008
Management Plan for the Lake Sunapee Watershed, Intro and Chapter 1
The Sunapee Area Watershed Coalition, composed of area town board members and citizens, has completed an initial Watershed Plan.

04-30-2008
Maple Sugar and Syrup
A local experience of making maple syrup!

06-16-2007
Milfoil "Save"
On June 16th, LSPA Lake Host made another milfoil “Save” this summer.

09-01-2007
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.

12-01-2006
Mount Sunapee Supports Education
The Mount Sunapee Community Challenge Fund supports LSPA’s education programs with two grants.

09-01-2007
Navigation Charts
2007 New Edition Navigation Charts now available!

07-12-2007
New Threat to Local Lakes, Ponds and Rivers
In summer of 2007, a new invasive threat is found in the upper Connecticut River.

06-04-2010
News on LSPA's Buoy
The Sunapee Buoy is repaired and back in place!

06-24-2013
NH SB89 Passed!
NH Senate Bill 89 was recently signed by the governor. 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.

06-30-2013
NH Supreme Court issues opinions on Wild Goose
NH Supreme Court issues opinions on Wild Goose

10-07-2010
NHLA Grant -2010
NHLA Grant-2010 Helps Prevent Invasive Milfoil

04-02-2010
NOAA Project and Local Participants discuss Stormwater
NOAA Project researchers and leaders and local Participants discuss Stormwater Infrastructure in the Sunapee area

11-13-2009
NOAA Project Meeting Minutes
NOAA Infrastructure Project Meeting Results

10-22-2012
Now is the TIme to think About Dock De-Icers
Dock De-Icers: Tips for safe and effective use. Help Lakes Have a Healthy Winter...Manage Bubblers

09-18-2008
NSF Workshop Held at LSPA
National Science Foundation Workshop held at LSPA

08-30-2010
Otter Pond Withdrawals
Otter Pond Withdrawals - extraordinary water withdrawals at Otter Pond.

04-20-2012
PAI/LSPA PLANET Day of Service Volunteer Rain Garden Project
PAI/LSPA PLANET Day Volunteer Rain Garden Project
On Friday April 20, Pellettieri Associates, Inc. and LSPA joined efforts to install a rainwater collection and infiltration garden at LSPA.


05-09-2011
People Who Love Landscaping!
LSPA is looking for volunteers at LSPA’s Knowlton House in Sunapee Harbor, who love landscaping.

02-27-2008
Prevailing Winds at Lake Sunapee
Wind Measurements from the LSPA Buoy

02-03-2009
Public Access versus Public Good
Public Access versus Public Good

07-23-2014
Rain Barrels
Make your own rain barrel.

07-23-2014
Rain Garden & Infiltration "Train"
Controlling Stormwater Runoff

06-30-2008
Recycling-It Pays!
A report on recycling locally and in NH-how it can save money for communities.

12-01-2006
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.

07-08-2011
Secrets and Science of Lakes
Secrets and Science of Lakes

09-24-2007
Septic Systems
How Do They Work? How Do You Maintain Them?

03-26-2009
Snow, Sleet or Rain
It's not so easy to predict whether meteorological conditions will result in snow, sleet, freezing rain or hail.

03-29-2010
Springtime Signals Key Lake Cycle
Springtime Signals Key Lake Cycle
Much goes on underneath the surface of lakes as the ice melts!


04-01-2006
State of the Lake, April 2006
Aquatic Macrophytes (Plants) and Invasive Species

02-24-2014
Summer Eco Stories for children and their caregivers
Tuesdays, July 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19
10:00 a.m.


01-20-2010
Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project (SWIP) Moves Along
Watershed Infrastructure Project (SWIP) Moves Along-Stakeholders Meet and Upcoming Workshops

02-06-2013
Sunapee’s Unwanted Guests
As we prepare for the summer season, we at LSPA work on a variety of projects

01-30-2008
Taking Lake Sunapee's Winter Temperature
LSPA's GLEON buoy continues to take Lake Sunapee's temperature throughout the winter months.

08-04-2010
The Economic Value of Freshwater Systems
The Economic Value of Freshwater Systems -
Some insight into research done on the total economics of freshwater systems such as lakes and ponds.


08-20-2010
The Loons in Our Neighborhood
The Loons in Our Neighborhood

10-01-2012
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.

01-29-2014
The Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and You
The Polar Vortex and the Jet Stream are behaving differently this season, bringing really weird weather to New Hampshire and beyond.

05-30-2008
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.

07-23-2014
Tips for Boaters
Please help us take care of this lake for the pleasure of future boaters.

07-23-2014
Tips for Renters
Our "Tips for Renters" Brochure informs visitors about "clean" lake living.

02-03-2009
Toward a Water Resources Plan for New Hampshire
Overview of the N.H. Water Resources Primer

09-06-2007
Variable milfoil
Myriophyllum heterophyllum (Michx)
Environmental Factsheet Courtesy of NH DES


07-23-2014
VHS - Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia
A major threat to freshwater Fish populations.

09-03-2013
VT worries about "New" Aquatic Invasives
VT worries about "New" Aquatic Invasives

12-01-2006
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.

08-01-2007
Water Quality Monitors
LSPA has a long history of setting and maintaining standards of excellence in our water quality testing program

08-01-2007
Water Quality Parameters and Definitions
Water quality parameters which are regularly tested by LSPA include the following:

02-22-2014
Water Science Adventure at LSPA
Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m.

09-06-2007
Watershed Overview
3 slides providing background information for the Lake Sunapee watershed.

08-07-2008
Watershed Plan for Lake Sunapee Watershed Chapters 4 & 5
Chapters 4 & 5 of the Watershed Plan cover Existing Protection Measures and Potential Pollution Sources

08-07-2008
Watershed Plan for the Lake Sunapee Area Chapter 3
Chapter 3 of the Watershed Plan for the Sunapee Area details water quality.

08-07-2008
Watershed Plan for the Lake Sunapee Watershed Chapter 3 Figures
The Chapter Three Figures show the water monitoring locations in the watershed.

08-07-2008
Watershed Plan for the Lake Sunapee Watershed Chapter 6
Chapter 6 of the Watershed Plan review the recommendations for improving water quality.

12-01-2006
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.

05-03-2011
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.


10-04-2012
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.

02-17-2012
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.


10-09-2012
Wild Goose Boat Launch Controversy Continues
Wild Goose Boat Launch Controversy Continues

05-22-2009
Wild Goose Boat Ramp Story Continues
Wild Goose Boat Ramp Story Continues - You Can Help!

08-08-2009
Wild Goose Continues
Wild Goose Continues

05-05-2009
Wild Goose Project
Wild Goose needs you! Write a letter to the DES Wetlands Bureau.

12-07-2009
Winter Use of De-Icers
A Reminder About Winter Use of De-Icers

12-01-2006
Workshop Addresses Use of Data
One day workshop held to discuss the use of the data to be generated by the GLEON buoy’s instruments.

11-01-2006
“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.

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