Lake Sunapee Watershed  

Water is the driving force of all nature.
— Leonardo da Vinci

LSPA  provides advisory services and information on a variety of water protection topics to area lake and pond associations, homeowners, contractors, developers, municipalities, and other interested parties. 

All watershed and water quality work is guided by comprehensive plans to best practices in a watershed:

  • The Sunapee Watershed Management Plan which was generated by the Sunapee Area Watershed Coalition
  • The Lake Sunapee Long Term Invasive Species Management  Plan which was created by LSPA and the NH Department of Environmental Services.

LSPA works 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 to large projects including:

  • Small grant projects that are designed to protect water quality, stream corridors, wetlands and other water resources
  • Multi-year projects such as the Sunapee Watershed Infrastructure Project,  which was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  

LSPA’s Watershed Committee works with the watershed municipalities to improve water resource protection ordinances and compliance in the entire watershed. These efforts help to protect all water resources, including drinking water supplies.