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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 738-0456.
Splash Mobs – Source to Sea Jump in Journey!
Connecticut River Conservancy is hosting the Source to Sea Jump In Journey to “help remind people that the rivers have come a long way, and we need to continue working together to keep them clean and healthy!”
The Oyster River LAC has recently installed 3 new sets of Protected River signs on state road crossings over the Oyster River. The signs were posted on Routes 4 and 155 in Lee and on Route 108 in Durham, bringing visibility, awareness, and interest of the river’s location and protected status to travelers through the area.
The signs were a joint effort of the Oyster River LAC, the Towns of Lee and Durham, NHDOT, the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program, and the UNH Water Supply who funded the signs. Congratulations to all of you for your excellent work!
The New Hampshire Rivers Council and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) jointly hosted a workshop for LAC members on Saturday, May 13th. Information and materials presented at the Workshop are posted below.
Permit/Project Application Review
- Steve Landry’s Top Ten List of Project Requests
This list represents recommendations that LACs can request on proposed projects to reduce the impact of the project. These recommendations are outside of NHDES’ permit requirements, but can be beneficial to the river and its inhabitants.
Diversify and Inspire Your LAC
- Cold River LAC: Warren Brook Restoration Post Flood 2005
Students and Teachers Help – Media Coverage of the Project
Pre- and Post- Workshop Quiz Results
Show off your favorite Designated River by installing a Protected River sign along with the name of your river, just like this one recently installed on the NH Route 111 bridge over the Merrimack River.
For information about ordering and installing signs, contact Tracie Sales, Watershed Planner, at Tracie.Sales@des.nh.gov.