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Watershed

LSPA’s watershed steward is Robert "Woody" Wood whose work in the watershed ranges from assisting contractors and others working on the land in the watershed to joint efforts with local road agents to control runoff and erosion.

Through Wood’s efforts, LSPA has received several type 319 Clean Water Act grants from NH Department of Environmental Services to implement various plans to keep water, carrying sediments and pollutants, from running off the land and roads into Lake Sunapee and its tributaries. Measures, including swales, sediment basins, buffer zones, and special “Sunapee Swirler” catch basins, have been installed at Sunapee Harbor, Hastings Landing, and Newbury Harbor.

LSPA was the initiator of the Lake Sunapee watershed management plan idea. LSPA’s Wood and Fichter presented information on watershed planning to the local towns, and this effort led to the formation of the Sunapee Area Watershed Coalition (SAWC). SAWC, through its agent LSPA, has received a $50,000 pilot grant to develop a watershed management plan for the Lake Sunapee watershed. Since 2006, SAWC has met regularly to work toward an increased understanding of what can be done in the area’s watershed to help maintain water quality in the area’s lakes, ponds and streams.

Current News & Topics

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

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

What Trees Do for You
10-04-2012
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
04-20-2012
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?
02-17-2012
Why is There No Snow?
Not easy to answer, but letís try to shed some light on the reasons.


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

What is a Natural Environment Worth?
05-03-2011
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
11-30-2010
Demonstration Landscape Project - LSPA's demonstration landscape project for stormwater handling is complete!

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

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

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

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

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

Management Plan for the Lake Sunapee Watershed, Intro and Chapter 1
08-07-2008
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
08-07-2008
Chapter 2 of the Lake Sunapee Watershed Plan contains a physical description of the watershed.

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

Watershed Plan for Lake Sunapee Watershed Chapters 4 & 5
08-07-2008
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
08-07-2008
The Chapter Three Figures show the water monitoring locations in the watershed.

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

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

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

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

Navigation Charts
09-01-2007
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