Help Us Recruit an Exceptional Team!

Position Openings with NH LAKES (Summer 2019)

NH LAKES is recruiting exceptional individuals to join our team this summer! These three positions, based at NH LAKES headquarters, will help to inspire people throughout the state to care for our lakes. See the position descriptions below, apply if you are interested, and please spread the word to others. THANK YOU!

NH LAKES Conservation Program Assistant – Seeking 1 full-time temporary employee (May – Sept.)

We are seeking one full-time (temporary) employee to assist with the implementation of the organization’s conservation programming, including the Lake Host aquatic invasive species prevention program and the new LakeSmart lake-friendly living program. For more information:

Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps MemberSeeking 2 full-time half-year members (May – Oct.)
NH LAKES is seeking two individuals to serve in the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC), an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. NH LAKES AmeriCorps members will be introduced to all facets of operating a statewide nonprofit organization, while helping to expand and deliver statewide lake conservation outreach programs and activities. Members will also have the opportunity to develop new and innovative lake conservation outreach tools and activities and to obtain training and certification in aquatic plant management and trail maintenance. Housing and living stipends are provided. At the successful completion of the program, an education award is also provided. For more information:

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Request for Qualifications: Country Pond Watershed Plan





Date of Issue: February 11, 2019                                                                                Submission Deadline: March 21, 2019, 4:00 PM

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), with support from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), seeks responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from professional firms and other entities to work with RPC, NHDES, and project partners to develop a watershed management plan for Country Pond. To learn more about the project, RFQ process, contact information, and additional project information please download the RFQ here:  Country Pond RFQ Final Feb 11

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Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar series is back!

Feb. 12th: Storm Hazard Mitigation through Designing with Nature.        

To Register*  

This webinar will explore the City of Northampton’s innovative approach to addressing storm hazards through Northampton Designs with Nature. Northampton, Massachusetts is home to 28,549 residents with a total land area of approximately 22,849 acres. During the past five years, Northampton has seen significant areas of development including the redevelopment of the former Northampton State Hospital into Village Hill and expansion of residential projects and redevelopment of sites on the City’s highway oriented commercial strip. Northampton’s location on the Connecticut River and presence of I-91 and other major roadways was a strong determinant on the growth of the city. Green infrastructure is a critical part of a broader comprehensive system to mitigate flooding.

The webinar will examine key elements of the city’s Hazard Mitigation Plan including its innovative comprehensive Climate Resiliency and Regeneration Plan. The plan is a combination of traditional, green infrastructure, and regulatory approaches designed to produce local environmental results. The webinar will explore how to advance and potentially replicate these tools and techniques for any community, including strategic and comprehensive plans, traditional flood control and stormwater infrastructure, green infrastructure, while identifying and incorporating appropriate projects, and local and regional perspectives.


Wayne Feiden, FAICP, Director of Planning & Sustainability, City of Northampton, MA

Emily Slotnick, AICP, CFM, Senior Planner, Environment & Land Use, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, MA

Rosalie Starvish, PE, CFM, CPMSM, Project Manager, GZA

*Registration site-

For information on Soak Up the Rain and the webinar series-  

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REGISTER now for the 30th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference!


The 30th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 18 & 19, 2019 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Both full conference and single day registrations are available.

 Attendee and Exhibitor Early Bird Registration will close March 15th. All registration will close March 25th.

 This conference, which is coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with member states and EPA, has become the premier forum for sharing information about nonpoint source pollution (NPS) issues and projects in this region.

Conference attendees will include representatives from public and private sectors in New England and New York State involved in NPS pollution management, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. For more information about this conference, and to register, please visit

We hope to see you in Portsmouth!


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LAKELINE A publication of the North American Lake Management Society

Check out the latest issue of LakeLine for TWO great articles with NHDES 319 projects!

Nutt Pond: Restoration Challenges in an Impaired Urban Watershed on page 17

Authors Ben Lundsted, Robert Robinson, and Jeff Marcoux showcase a project involving Nutt Pond, an urban pond with a long succession of difficulties they had to face in implementing best management practices (BMPs) to improve water quality of the pond and its inlets. These included coordination among multiple landowners, lack of space for installation of desired BMPs, pieced-together funding, regulatory hoops to jump through, waivers to be sought, as well as easements to negotiate.


Going the Distance Along Dover’s Berry Brook on page 23

Authors James Houle, Ph.D., CPSWQ, CPESC and Dolores Jalbert-Leonard highlight the value of persistence in fostering buy-in from local municipalities in trying and modifying BMPs to work for them, and for improving water quality. Original designs of BMPs may not work for all communities, and the authors highlight the value of working closely with local entities to find a path forward towards implementation that works for water quality, and those involved in the installation and maintenance.



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30th Annual Nonpoint Source Conference, Portsmouth NH – Invitation to Exhibitors and Sponsors!

30th Annual NPS Conference
Invitation to exhibitors & Sponsors

Since 1990, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), in partnership with its member states, has been coordinating the Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Conference, the premier forum in our region for sharing information and improving communication on NPS pollution issues and projects. The conference brings together all those in New England and New York State involved in NPS pollution management, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments, as well as private sector, academia, and watershed organizations.

You are invited to join the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor.  Why should your company support with the Annual Nonpoint Source Conference? In one word: visibility! Being an exhibitor/sponsor at the Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference gives your organization the opportunity to network, build and maintain customer relations with existing clients, and widen your exposure to the NPS community.

With a guarantee to reach NPS professionals from around the region, this conference provides an excellent marketing vehicle to a targeted and attentive audience. Registration for all Attendees & Exhibitors/Sponsors will open in February! Space is limited and designated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please reserve your spot as early as possible once registration opens!

Hotel reservations at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel can be made by calling 1-603-431-2300, and requesting the “30th Annual Nonpoint Source Conference” group block. Conference registration does not include hotel accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth, NH in April!

Exhibitor Option:

– 6’ table set-up

– Registration for two attendees

– Admission to Wed evening reception


Sponsor Options:

– Logo on website and printed material


– Promotional Item Sponsorship


Social Media:

We will be highlighting all of our exhibitors and sponsors via social media channels.

Questions on Exhibiting or Sponsorships?


Kathleen Kolva




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Job Announcement: Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance

Executive Director of the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA)

The Executive Director (ED) manages all aspects of operations, programming, development, finances, marketing, and communications to implement and oversee the AWWA mission: “…to protect and restore water quality to maintain the social, economic, and environmental stability in our towns and in the region”; and realizes its vision that “Water quality in the Towns of Wakefield, NH and Acton, ME supports ecosystem health and community wellbeing.”

The ED takes direction from the Board of Directors. With the Board the ED guides AWWA to inspire local community, business and government leaders to support the AWWA mission. Related goals involve fundraising, grant management, water quality project implementation, summer Youth Conservation Corps oversight, and educational programs.

The right candidate will be a seasoned self-starter with experience in the following areas:

  • 10 years business, engineering and/or environmental science
  • Environmental knowledge and passion for watersheds, stormwater management, lake and stream ecology and invasive species
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Effective people management and motivational creativity
  • Broad computer knowledge over a range of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, WordPress, GIS software, etc)
  • Budget and financial management

Click here for the full job description:

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and contact info for at least three references to by February 28, 2019.

The position is full-time with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

The Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer based in Union, NH.


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Energy Efficiency Workshops for Wastewater and Drinking Water

There are four dates to choose from – Locations around the state. See the flyer for more details.

Energy Efficiency Workshops for Wastewater and Drinking Water Flyer

On the Agenda:

Energy Awareness
Energy Data Management
Strategic Energy Management
Funding Efficiency Projects
Case Studies

*Breakfast and lunch provided

*For more information, contact Sharon Nall at or (603) 271-2508

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Please help us spread the word!

Seeking applicants for the

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

AmeriCorps Program

(18 positions – May 20, 2019 through Oct. 24, 2019)

The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The LRCC is based out of the Squam Lakes Association at the following host sites with 18 total AmeriCorps positions available:

  • Lakes Region Conservation Trust (4) – Center Harbor, NH
  • Lake Winnipesaukee Association (2) – Meredith, NH
  • NH LAKES (2) – Concord, NH
  • Newfound Lake Region Association (2) – Bristol, NH
  • Squam Lakes Association (6) – Holderness, NH
  • Squam Lakes Conservation Society (2) – Holderness, NH

For more information, visit:

Please help us spread the word nationwide!

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Request for Qualifications

Development of a Watershed Management and Restoration Plan for the Turkey River Watershed Bow, Concord, Dunbarton, and Hopkinton New Hampshire

The Upper Merrimack Watershed Association (UMWA) partnering with the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC), and with support from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), is seeking statements of qualifications from professional firms, partnering organizations, and other entities to work with UMWA and the CNHRPC to develop a watershed management and restoration plan for the Turkey River watershed. To learn more about the project and process, questions and submission procedures, and further information please download the full request for qualifications by clicking here.


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