On July 2, 2016 fishing derby participants from the age of one on up thru all ages of adults tried to catch the “big one”. With a sunny and very, very windy day 16 year old Ryan Brown hauled in… (READ MORE)
Today, Chris Martin of NH Audubon and I went out looking at the eagles. The new nest in the new tree seems to be a great tree for them and Chris indicated that the nest might still be there (and… (READ MORE)
For those of you who aren’t at the lake in June, you don’t see the waves of yellow pollen blowing off the pine trees. It is a pretty inefficient way to mix up the gene pool and it sure means… (READ MORE)
Implementation of the Wentworth/Crescent Watershed Management Plan is taking another step forward as project organizers begin an effort to protect Fernald Brook, one of the largest tributaries to Lake Wentworth, from the effects of stormwater runoff.
Officials from the Lake Wentworth Foundation, the Town of Wolfeboro, and the project’s lead engineering firm, Tighe and Bond, dug a series of test pits on April 13 behind Auto Care Plus (formerly Trites Automotive and Miller Chevrolet) to determine how best to capture storm runoff from the parking areas that cover the property. During rainstorms and snow melt, water flows across the lots and towards Fernald Brook, bringing with it the potential for sand and contaminants from nearby roads to reach the stream.
It is important to remember that streams continue to flow, ponds and lakes continue to ‘live’ under their ice and our responsibility to maintain healthy water ecosystems continues throughout the winter. During significant snow and ice storms, road safety requires the application of salts to melt ice and provide safe traction. Each winter local road departments, commercial parking lot owners, home contractors and homeowners use salt to melt snow and ice and to maintain road and other surfaces.
If you live on shoreline property, maintaining and designing your septic system requires more care than a system located elsewhere. Water pollution can happen even though your system appears to be working well and complies with local health department codes. Indicator… (READ MORE)
Both Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake are categorized as ‘oligo’ lakes. What the heck does this mean? First “oligo’ is short for Oligotrophic. If you separate the two parts of this word you have “oligo” which means very little; and… (READ MORE)
Aquatic plants are a common sight in New Hampshire’s waterbodies, and many lake residents, as well as visitors to New Hampshire’s numerous waterbodies, may question the importance and role of aquatic vegetation. Each waterbody may vary in terms of the… (READ MORE)
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There is a slow, but growing, use of drones in the field of conservation. Drones are “unmanned aerial vehicles” or UAVs, sometimes referred to as flying robots. They allow for access to areas that might be off limits to other… (READ MORE)