Cyanobacteria and You

Blooms of potentially toxic cyanobacteria have been happening more frequently around the country and locally in NH.  Bear Island cyanobacteria bloom

Cyanobacteria (often referred to as blue-green algae) are a natural component of New Hampshire waterbodies, and are important organisms for the health and growth of many plants.  However, certain cyanobacteria produce toxins that can affect the nervous system, liver, or endocrine system if ingested in large enough quantity.  Jim Haney, UNH Center for Freshwater Biology, and his team of researchers have been conducting research for the past decade to learn what effects cyanobacteria and its toxins may have on human health through water and the food web.

Come learn about the types of cyanobacteria, current management options, and what you and your local lake association can do to help minimize blooms.  The program will be held on August 17th, 6-8pm at the Pinckney Boat House, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Contact LWA at 581-6632 or visit

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