About Us



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




Current News & Topics

Road Salt - Things to Know
Road Salt - Things to Know

The Wild Goose Boat Launch Project....Just the Facts....
The Wild Goose Boat Launch Project....Just the Facts....

Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project
Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project

8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Watershed
8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Watershed

NH Supreme Court issues opinions on Wild Goose
NH Supreme Court issues opinions on Wild Goose

Wild Goose Boat Launch Controversy Continues
Wild Goose Boat Launch Controversy Continues

What Trees Do for You
Many people donít give a second thought to trees, but there are some very good reasons for everyone to appreciate trees.

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.

Why is There No Snow?
Why is There No Snow?
Not easy to answer, but letís try to shed some light on the reasons.

People Who Love Landscaping!
LSPA is looking for volunteers at LSPAís Knowlton House in Sunapee Harbor, who love landscaping.

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.

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

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

Inspiration from Lakes
Inspiration from Lakes - Surprises in and around our lakes

NOAA Project and Local Participants discuss Stormwater
NOAA Project researchers and leaders and local Participants discuss Stormwater Infrastructure in the Sunapee area

Lake Sunapee Watershed Spring Newsletter
Spring newsletter for the Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project Updates & Highlights

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

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

NOAA Project Meeting Minutes
NOAA Infrastructure Project Meeting Results

Lake Sunapee NOAA Infrastructure Project
NOAA & LSPA Sponsored Sunapee Area Infrastructure Project Underway

Toward a Water Resources Plan for New Hampshire
Overview of the N.H. Water Resources Primer

Lake Sunapee Bathymetry
Some Surprises from Lake Sunapee Bathymetry

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.

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

Watershed Plan for the Lake Sunapee Area Chapter 3
Chapter 3 of the Watershed Plan for the Sunapee Area details water quality.

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

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

Watershed Plan for the Lake Sunapee Watershed Chapter 6
Chapter 6 of the Watershed Plan review the recommendations for improving water quality.

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.

Watershed Overview
3 slides providing background information for the Lake Sunapee watershed.

A Guide to Responsible Lighting
How to Save The Beauty of the Night.

Navigation Charts
2007 New Edition Navigation Charts now available!

Robert "Woody"  Wood, Watershed Steward

An Installation of a "Sunapee Swirler" sediment basin.





Links to Local Regulations:

Newbury Town

New London Town

Springfield Town

Sunapee Town

Links to State Regulations:

DES Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act