The 2018 LAC Newsletter linked below is packed with odds and ends of information, tools, and updates useful to LAC members and the work that you do protecting and restoring New Hampshire’s designated rivers.
LAC Newsletter 2018
Several of the map links and other resources described in the newsletter have been added to the Maps and Tools page under the LAC Resources tab above. This way they are easily accessible in the future.
September 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free Lunch for Volunteers 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Bass Island, located at the mouth of the Piscataquog River in Manchester on Second Street between West Hancock and Cleveland Street, is a great fishing spot, kayak put-in, and a quiet park in which to enjoy nature. The park and the riverbanks around it need a little tidying, and we are looking for your help.
Bring (if you have them):
Thick waterproof gloves
Tall rubber boots
Contact Representative Jane Beaulieu to sign up or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-203-8440.
Sponsored by the Piscataquog River Local Advisory Committee and the City of Manchester.
The Rivers and Lakes Programs in the NHDES Watershed Management Bureau are seeking a qualified candidate to fill a part-time position as the Rivers and Lakes Programs Assistant. This Environmentalist II position (Labor Grade 19) provides technical assistance to communities and local groups on surface water management and protection. This position may work up to 32 hours per week and includes pro-rated benefits. Information about the position can be found here.
Applications will be accepted until the close of business on Friday, July 20, 2018. Apply via the New Hampshire State Jobs website at https://jobsp.nhfirst.nh.gov/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/.
Contact Tracie Sales with questions about the position, or the NHDES Human Resources department about the application process.
Isinglass River Conservation Preserve, Pig Lane (credit Kendall Chance)
The Isinglass River Local Advisory Committee (IRLAC) may be small, but they have been very busy over the past year! They updated their Isinglass River Corridor Management Plan, and then revised their website to host the new plan and highlight the important aspects of the plan in an easy-to-use format on the site.
IRLAC’s updated website is located at http://www.isinglassriver.us/, and the 2018 Isinglass River Corridor Management Plan can be found either on the site, or here under the Management Plans tab.
Well done, IRLAC!
The Rivers Management Advisory Committee (RMAC) has published the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program Biennial Report for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. This five-page report, which fulfills the requirements of RSA 483:8 VI, summarizes the accomplishments of the RMAC, the local river management advisory committees, and program staff during the period of July 2015 through June 2017.
FY2016-2017 Rivers Management and Protection Program Biennial Report
The Lamprey River Advisory Committee has published a report on the work the committee has accomplished over the past 20 years. The full report, Lamprey River, New Hampshire – 20 Years of Progress, 1996-2016, is available at http://www.lampreyriver.org/about-us-lrac-twenty-years-of-progress.
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Do you know how your leach field works? Curious when to have your septic tank cleaned? Buying or building a new home? Come to the FREE Septic Smart Workshop
UPSTAIRS at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center
152 South St, Claremont, NH
Industry professionals will present information for the layperson, covering everything from how systems work, how to tell when something’s amiss, what not to flush, how often to get your tank cleaned, and regulations on installing a new septic system or replacing an old one.
Geared to both Vermont and New Hampshire homeowners, this free annual workshop is presented by the Mt Ascutney Subcommittee of the CT River Joint Commissions. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated, as light refreshments will be provided. Leave your name, contact information, and number of people in your group at email@example.com or (802) 738-0456.