Category Archives: Stuff that Worked

UNH Cooperative Extension Brochure Advises How to Have – Green Grass & Clear Water!

We just added a few new resources to this post.  This is an awesome new resource!   Please check it out.  UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Sea Grant have a new information sheet Green Grass & Clear Water: Environmentally friendly lawn care recommendations for northern … Continue reading

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Register for the 2013 Lakes Congress – time is running out!

Learn about how you can help prevent the spread of Asian clams – one of the latest nuisance species that is threatening our waters – and find out if they have already snuck into your favorite lake or river… Join … Continue reading

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Road Salt Pollution Prevention Strategies: An EPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Webinar

Check out the first presenters – from New Hampshire Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST Session Description: EPA’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Webinar Series will highlight efforts to reduce pollutants in stormwater through controlling pollutants … Continue reading

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Cobbetts Pond Improvement Association Installs Several Stormwater Management Practices!

The Cobbetts Pond Improvement Association (CPIA) recently completed installation of four raingardens, an infiltration swale, and two 1000 gallon infiltration catch basins in the Fossa Road Subwatershed on Cobbetts Pond. The BMPs are designed to reduce sediment and pollutant loading to Cobbetts Pond.  … Continue reading

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DES Best Management Practice Site Visits – Summary Reports

One important part of Section 319 Grant funded projects is the implementation of structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) designed to protect or improve water quality.  In 2008 the NH DES Watershed Assistance Section began conducting site visits of BMPs implemented … Continue reading

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Free Watershed Academy Webinar: Tools for Developing State Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Reduction Strategies” on Nov. 30, 2011

On Nov. 30, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm a free Watershed Academy Webinar will be held entitled “Nitrogen and Phosphorus Webinar Series: Tools for Developing State Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Reduction Strategies.”   To register: please vistit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts . This webinar will … Continue reading

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Stormwater Utility Messaging

I wanted to just follow-up on a conversation that was had on Thursday regarding the messaging surrounding the creation of a “Stormwater Utility” and how to avoid it being deemed a “rain tax”. There was a recent thread on the … Continue reading

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Winnipesaukee Gateway receives the 2011 NH Planners Association Project of the Year Award!

At the 2011 NH Planners Association Annual Conference held on Thursday June 9, 2011 in Keene, NH, the Lakes Region Planning Commission was awarded the 2011 New Hampshire Planners Association Project of the Year for the “Winnipesaukee Gateway”. This award … Continue reading

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Update from the 2010 NH Watershed Managers Roundtable and Tour Held on October 7th

Greetings NH Watershed Managers:   Check out the 2010 NH Watershed Managers Roundtable notes and participant evaluations that are now available for review and comments. Summary of Roundtable and Tour The DES  Watershed Assistance Section hosted the 2010 Watershed Managers Roundtable … Continue reading

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