A New Hampshire lake at sunset

Explore Lakes with NH LAKES Webinar Series

We are offering monthly webinars through the end of 2021! Explore our lakes through the seasons from the comfort of your own home! These webinars are FREE but pre-registration is required.

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Thank you to our “Explore Lakes with NH LAKES” Webinar Series sponsor, Grappone Automotive Group! Grappone has been a long-time supporter of NH LAKES, and we are grateful for their continued support of our programs!

Lake Level Management: A Balancing Act

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bellamy Dam Madbury NH 1

While most of New Hampshire’s lakes were formed naturally by nature, the water level in many of our lakes is managed by dams. Attend this session and learn about how dams are maintained and operated in a safe manner and about the challenges of lake level management in New Hampshire.

Presented by Jim Gallagher, Chief Engineer, Dam Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

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Boating Safety 101

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Marine Patrol Boat

New Hampshire’s lakes are warming up and so is the boating season! Whether you enjoy exploring our lakes by motor boat, paddle board, sail boat, canoe or kayak, be sure to tune into this session for a refresher on basic boating laws and safety practices. This session will help you stay out of trouble while enjoying smooth sailing all summer long.

Presented by Timothy Dunleavy, Captain, New Hampshire State Police—Marine Patrol

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Keeping the Family Lake House in the Family

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Lake Front Cabin

Family properties along our lakes are special places, often passed down and enjoyed and cherished by generation after generation. Sometimes, though, hanging on to the family lake house can be challenging and complicated. Tune in to this session and hear from two New Hampshire attorneys with extensive experience helping families plan gracefully for the future of their beloved property.

Presenters:

  • Caitlin McCurdy, Associate, Trusts & Estates Department, McLane Middleton
  • Christopher Paul, Director and Chair, Trusts & Estates Department, McLane Middleton

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Introduction to Lake Modeling Is Your Lake Ready for the Runway?

Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Lake Modeling

Tune in to learn about the fundamentals of lake trophic state modeling and how this can be a useful tool to help your community plan for clean and healthy lakes in the future. Two experts in this field from Comprehensive Environmental, Inc., will kick off the session with an overview of lake biology principles and landscape concepts that provide the foundation for lake modeling. Then, they will dive into how models are developed to predict biological conditions in lakes and how they will respond to future changes on the landscape.

Presenters:

  • Bob Hartzel, Principal Scientist, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc.
  • David Roman, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc.

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Lakes in Spring

Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Lakes in Spring Photo

Find out how our lakes are waking up from a long winter’s nap and what lake-friendly actions you can take this spring and summer to do your part to keep them clean and healthy!

Presented by:

  • Krystal Costa Balanoff, Conservation Program Coordinator, NH LAKES
  • Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President of Programs & Operations, NH LAKES

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Lakes in Spring

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The Secret Life in Lakes

Wednesday, March 3, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Secret Life in Lakes

Join biologists from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and take a look into the lake to see and learn about the curious and beautiful array of microscopic and other largely unseen critters that live in our lakes—including your favorite lake!

Presented by:

  • Amanda Murby McQuaid, Ph.D., Harmful Algal and Cyanobacteria Bloom Program, NH Department of Environmental Services
  • Amy Smagula, Limnologist & Exotic Species Coordinator, NH Department of Environmental Services
  • Sara Steiner, Volunteer Lake Assessment Program Coordinator, NH Department of Environmental Services

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Eagles and New Hampshire’s Lakes

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Female Eagle by Jack Dorsey

Eagles soaring over our lakes is becoming a more and more common occurrence here in New Hampshire. Tune in and find out how the population of eagles is recovering throughout the state and what you can do to help!

Presented by Chris Martin, Senior Biologist, New Hampshire Audubon.

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Lakes In Winter

Wednesday, January 6, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Lakes in Winter Photo

Find out how our lakes freeze and what happens under the ice…and see and hear some strange and usual winter phenomena!

Presented by Krystal Costa Balanoff, Conservation Program Coordinator, NH LAKES, and Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President of Programs & Operations, NH LAKES.

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New Hampshire’s Changing Climate & Lakes

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ice melt and sunburst

The climate in New Hampshire is changing. Find out how and what this means for our water resources and our lakes.

Presented by Sherry Godlewski, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Manager, NH Department of Environmental Services, and Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President of Programs & Operations, NH LAKES.

Climate Change in New Hampshire – Making Connections slides

NH’s Changing Climate and Lakes – A Special Focus on Lakes slides

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Chat box discussion

Otters, Beavers, Turtles, & Frogs!

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

beaver otter frog turtle

Our lakes are home to many animals, including otters, beavers, turtles, and frogs. Find out about the fascinating lives of these critters and where they go and what they do during winter.

Presented by Patrick Tate, Wildlife Biologist, New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, and Josh Megyesy, Wildlife Biologist, New Hampshire Fish & Game Department

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View the Otters & Beavers slides

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Otters, Beavers, Turtles & Frogs Zoom Chat Box

Answers to Questions After Webinar

Lakes in Autumn

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

October Lakes in Autumn

Find out how our lakes are getting ready for a long winter’s nap and what lake-friendly actions you can take to make sure they wake up healthy and rejuvenated in the spring!

Presented by Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President of Programs & Operations, NH LAKES, and Krystal Costa Balanoff, Conservation Program Coordinator, NH LAKES

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Lakes in Autumn Zoom Chat Box