LAC Workshop April 11, 2020

POSTPONED

The New Hampshire Rivers Council and the NHDES Rivers Management and Protection Program present the 2020 Local River Management Advisory Committee Workshop!

Saturday, April 11, 2020
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
NHDES Office
29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH

The two main topics of the 2020 LAC Workshop is the newly implemented Wetlands dredge and fill rules and culvert assessments around New Hampshire. A complete agenda is listed below, and the $5 workshop fee will help cover the cost of the included lunch.

2020 LAC Workshop Agenda

Registration is required. You may sign up and pay online via Eventbrite. Registration deadline is Friday, April 3rd.

Click here to Register for the LAC Workshop (link coming soon)NH Protected River sign graphic

New in 2020! DOOR PRIZE of a Protected River sign for the LAC with most members attending as a percent of active LAC members on the roster. So encourage your fellow LAC colleagues to attend and take this sign home with you if your LAC wins.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this year, we will be making this workshop as sustainable as possible. Meeting materials will be available electronically to allow that tree that would have been cut down for paper to continue absorbing carbon, and use of disposable food service items will be minimized.

Posted in Announcements | Leave a comment

Saco-Swift Rivers LAC Meeting, 3/5/2020

MARCH 5, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 PM
CONFERENCE ROOM
NORTH CONWAY COMMUNITY CENTER
78 NORCROSS CIRCLE
NORTH CONWAY, NH

Contact SSRLAC Chair Jeff Sires for more information. All local advisory committee meetings are open to the public.

Posted in Announcements | Leave a comment

2019 LAC Newsletter

The 2019 LAC Newsletter linked below includes information, updates, and tools useful to LAC members and the work that you do protecting and restoring New Hampshire’s designated rivers.

LAC Newsletter 2019

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on 2019 LAC Newsletter

New Process for LAC Review of Wetland Permits

New Wetland Dredge and Fill permitting rules, Env-Wt 100-900, went into effect on December 15, 2019. These new rules change the way LACs and LRSs will review many types of wetland impact projects. A guidance document is posted below. This guide will be updated as questions arise, clarification is needed, and additional rule changes are promulgated.

Quick-Reference Guide to Wetland Permit Applications for LACs (updated 12/20/2019)Wetland Permit Application Review Process Flow Charts for LACs (updated 12/19/2019)
Wetlands Permit Guidance for LACs (updated 12/19/2019)

Please contact Rivers Program staff at RiversProgram@des.nh.gov if you have any questions.

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on New Process for LAC Review of Wetland Permits

2019 LAC Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the LAC survey! The opinions, comments, and suggestions of LAC volunteers are key to making the Rivers Program a continued success and ensuring that program staff are providing the support and tools they need. As an initial response, the Rivers Program drafted a document that compiled and analyzed all of the survey responses, as well as a short, one-page summary that includes how the responses will guide our work with the Rivers Program. These can be found below.

Summary of 2019 LAC Survey Responses (1 page)

Full Analysis of 2019 LAC Survey Responses (26 pages)

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on 2019 LAC Survey Results

Septic Smart Workshop – September 21st

Free Workshop

Presented by the Mount Ascutney Local River Subcommittee
of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions

Septic Smart Workshop
(Click on the flyer below for details)

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on Septic Smart Workshop – September 21st

The Importance of Riparian Buffers

The Connecticut River Joint Commission has published a helpful factsheet entitled Living with the River: The Importance of Riparian Buffers for Your Land and Your Environment.

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on The Importance of Riparian Buffers

Pemi River Cleanup- May 19th

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on Pemi River Cleanup- May 19th