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LAKES CONGRESS

Will we see you this year? Lakes Congress is back in person! Join us along the shoreline of beautiful Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee at Church Landing in Meredith on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3. Thank you to our 2022 Lakes Congress Presenting Sponsor, Grappone Automotive Group! 

Join others like you who want the best for our lakes!

  • Learn about many lake-related topics from the greatest minds in the state.
  • Take actions back to your community to make a difference.
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch provided by the Lakehouse Grille.
  • Share your stories and challenges and get advice from peers and experts, alike.

Registration is Now Open!

This event sells out quickly, so don’t wait!

Registration is $80 per person

Student registration is $60 per person

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Have questions? Check out our FAQ document:

Lakes Congress FAQ

Thursday Evening, June 2, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us Thursday evening for “Celebrating New Hampshire’s Freshwater Boating Heritage” a presentation from Martha Cummings, the Executive Director at the New Hampshire Boat Museum.

Explore the evolutionary history of boating on New Hampshire’s fresh waterways—from muscle and wind-power to combustion engine-powered boats. Martha will include highlights from the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s featured exhibits “Letting off Steam: Escaping to New Hampshire during the Golden Age of Steam” and “Who’s in the Boat?”—a history of the sport of rowing.

This is event is co-hosted by NH LAKES and the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.

Pre-registration is required and tickets are $5 per person.

Register for Thursday Evening Only

Friday, June 3, 8:45 am – 2:45 pm

Kick off our all-day event with our Keynote Address, “Preparing for the New Normals in New Hampshire’s Climate—The science behind the new Hampshire State Climate Assessment”

Presented by: Dr. Mary Stampone, New Hampshire State Climatologist, Associate Professor of Geography, University of New Hampshire

Warmer winters, recurrent droughts, and increased flooding are all signs that climate change is reaching New Hampshire. And, we know that our lakes are already being impacted by these events. Dr. Mary Stampone, New Hampshire State Climatologist and co-author of New Hampshire’s most recent Climate Assessment Report, will share an insider’s view of past, present, and future climate trends in the Granite State. Mary will highlight changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea-level rise, and answer your questions about how we ought to prepare for what’s next.

Choose from 12 different sessions on Friday!

Register for Friday with option to add Thursday Evening

Lakes Congress Safety Precautions

NH LAKES is committed to providing an event that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community.

NH LAKES asks all individuals who participate in Lakes Congress to be fully vaccinated in order to attend.

Anyone with cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms should refrain from attending. Thank you!

Additional safely precautions:

  • Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available for those who wish to use them.
  • We have reduced the number of sessions to avoid using small conference rooms.
  • Some sessions will be outside under the event tent—please dress for the weather!
  • Attendees can choose to eat lunch outside under the tent, inside in the ballroom, or on the grounds of Church Landing.

NH LAKES is following guidance from the CDC. You can learn more about COVID-19 on the CDC website here.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our 2022 Lakes Congress Presenting 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.

The support of our sponsors and exhibitors helps keep our lakes healthy and enjoyable for our use today and for future generations. Thank you to all our 2022 Lakes Congress sponsors!

Grappone Automotive Group

FB Environmental

Bridge & Byron Printers

BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC

EnviroTote

Lovett-Woodsum Foundation

Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation