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Lake-Friendly Living Webinar Series

Great news! Your NH LAKES Team is working harder than ever for clean and healthy lakes these days, and we’re pleased to announce a new program—the LakeSmart Lake-Friendly Living webinar series!

Whether you live along a lake or far from the nearest waterbody, if you maintain a household, yard, gravel road or driveway, or septic system, this webinar opportunity is for you! We’ve pulled together a few experts who are looking forward to sharing their time and tips with you on how to live in a lake-friendly way—all to help keep the lakes you love, clean and healthy.

Due to its popularity, this weekly, four-part series, which started on Thursday, May 21, has been extended to include a fifth session. These webinars are FREE, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Read on below to find out more!

Lake-Friendly Living: Are YOU LakeSmart?!

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Are you LakeSmart? Do you know if you are living in a way that helps keeps our lakes clean and healthy? Whether you live along or lake, or miles from the nearest lake, attend this session and find out how the NH LAKES LakeSmart Program can help you live in a lake-friendly way, and how you can help encourage lake-friendly living as the norm in your community!

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

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Lake-Friendly Landscapes: How to Get the Landscape You’ll Love & Protect Our Lakes

Thursday, May 28, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Fire Ring

We all want to have an outdoor space that is beautiful, and functional, while also protecting our lakes. Attend this session and hear from the professionals at Belknap Landscape give guidance on achieving this based on their experience building and maintaining great properties across the Lakes Region.

Presented by Belknap Landscape—Hayden McLaughlin (Owner), Mark Smith (Project Department Head), and, Jeff Sirles (Brand Coordinator). Belknap Landscape is a full-service landscape company that has been serving the lakes region for over 30 years. They specialize in high-quality design, permitting, project management, construction, irrigation, maintenance, and tree care services.

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Lake-Friendly Living with Septic Systems

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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In New Hampshire, many homes—including most lakeside homes—are served by an on-site septic system. If you have a septic system, do you know if you are maintaining it in a lake-friendly way? Attend this session and hear from Russ Lanoie, a long-time wastewater management professional, about how these systems work and the do’s and don’ts of lake-friendly living with septic systems.

Presented by Russ Lanoie, Owner of Rural Home Tech. Russ has worked for several years as a licensed septic system designer and installer, concentrating on septic system locating, troubleshooting and repairs.

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Septic System Troubleshooting Guide

Lake-Friendly Living with Gravel Roads & Driveways

Thursday, June 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Do you own or maintain an unpaved road or driveway? If yes, whether it’s along a lake, or miles from the nearest waterbody, this session is for you! Proper maintenance of unpaved roads and driveways is one of the best way to reduce polluted runoff water that flows into our lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Join Russ Lanoie, recognized as one of the most “foremost authorities on camp road maintenance,” for a lively, informative, and practical discussion of the do’s and don’ts of lake-friendly living with unpaved roads and driveways.

Presented by Russ Lanoie, Owner of Rural Home Tech. For over 50 years, Russ has been learning the secrets of dealing with too much water on roads in an environment with considerable frost, snowfall, and torrential thunderstorms. Russ has published an owner’s manual for those who live and travel on dirt and gravel roads.

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A Ditch in Time: An owner’s manual for those who live and travel on dirt and gravel roads

Lake-Friendly Landscape Maintenance for All Seasons

Thursday, June 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

BLC3Attend this session and get tips and learn best practices from the experts at Belknap Landscape about how to maintain your waterfront and watershed landscapes year-round in a lake-friendly way. Caring for your lawn, recognizing runoff issues, and snow and ice management will be just some of the topics covered.

Presented by Belknap Landscape—Jeff Sirles (Brand Coordinator), Andrew Morse (Manager of Recurring Services), and Peter Schmidt (Certified Arborist). Belknap Landscape is a full-service landscape company that has been serving the lakes region for over 30 years. They specialize in high-quality design, permitting, project management, construction, irrigation, maintenance, and tree care services.

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