LSPA’s Associate Executive Director is Robert (Woody) Wood.
Among other things, Wood oversees LSPA’s water quality, watershed and invasive species programs.
Through these programs LSPA provides advisory services and information to area lake and pond associations, homeowners, contractors, developers, municipalities, and others on a variety of water protection topics. Through all of our watershed and water quality work, LSPA’s is guided by the Sunapee Watershed Management Plan, generated by the Sunapee Area Watershed Coalition, and the Lake Sunapee Long Term Invasive Species Management Plan, generated by NHDES and LSPA. We work with local, state and regional partners including private citizens and businesses, governmental and other public agencies, and other non-profit organizations.
Our watershed work ranges from small grant projects to protect water quality, stream corridors, wetlands and other water resources, to multi-year projects such as the Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -funded grant.
As part of the NOAA-funded project LSPA helped watershed towns assess the adequacy of storm water infrastructure for current and projected storm intensities. Municipal officials and community members participated in and made informed decisions regarding ways to address current and projected inadequacies. This project generated some other very practical information, e.g., a “prioritized” list of storm culverts that were “most likely to fail”. These lists can be used to guide highway departments in their culvert upgrade decisions. Though culverts are just one piece of storm water infrastructure, preventing culvert failures caused by undersized units can help prevent water quality and stream degradation as well as save money for municipalities and private property owners.
LSPA’s Watershed Committee, which includes community members, is also working with the watershed municipalities to efforts to improve water resource protection ordinances and compliance in the entire watershed. These efforts help to protect all water resources, including drinking water supplies.
If you have questions regarding water quality and/or water resource protection, LSPA's Watershed Stewards, Wood and Geoff Lizotte, may be able to help. Call or email at number/adresses below.
LSPA (603) 763-2210
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