Thank you to all who attended Lakes Congress 2022 along the shoreline of beautiful Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee at Church Landing in Meredith on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3.
And, thank you to our 2022 Lakes Congress Presenting Sponsor, Grappone Automotive Group!
One hundred ninety-two lake conservation enthusiasts gathered to:
- Learn about many lake-related topics from the greatest minds in the state.
- Take actions back to their community to make a difference.
- Enjoy a tasty lunch provided by the Lakehouse Grille.
- Share their stories and challenges and get advice from peers and experts, alike.
Make sure to save the date for Lakes Congress 2023 on Thursday, June, 1 and Friday, June 2!
Lakes Congress 2022 Presentation Slides
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
Track A: Lakes and Climate Change
Warmer, Wackier Weather: Protecting New Hampshire’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate.
Presented by: Haley Andreozzi, Wildlife Outreach Program Manager, University of New Hampshire, and Lisa Wise, Climate Change Adaptation Program Manager, University of New Hampshire
Paleolimnology: Studying the Past to Conserve Our Lakes into the Future
Presented by: Lisa Doner, Associate Professor, Plymouth State University
Track B: Lake Advocacy and Public Policy
The State of Lake Advocacy in New Hampshire
Presented by: Michelle Davis, Policy and Advocacy Program Manager, NH LAKES
Climate Adaptation & Watershed Management
Presented by: Laura Diemer, FB Environmental
Taking the Lead: Lake Associations Going Above and Beyond
Talk 1: Harnessing Local Expertise to Develop a Watershed Management Plan on a Small Budget
Presented by: Joan Gorga, Gregg Lake Association;
Talk 2: Tucker Pond’s Cyanobacteria Committee is Taking Action—Volunteers Making a Difference
Presented by: Laura Colcord, Tucker Pond Improvement Association;
Talk 3: Community Engagement Helps to Inform Voting on Funding
Presented by: Forrest Bell, FB Environmental; and Tim Baker, Lake Kanasatka Watershed Association.
Track C: Lake-Friendly Living
Creating a New “Norm” of Lake-Friendly Living on Your Lake
Presented by: Krystal Costa Balanoff, Conservation Program Manager, NH LAKES, and Bree Rossiter, Conservation Program Manager, Lake Winnipesaukee Association
Lake-Friendly Landscaping Workshop
Presented by: The NH LAKES Conservation Team; Hayden McLaughlin, Owner, Belknap Landscape Company and Jeff Sirles, Brand Coordinator, Belknap Landscape Company; and Bree Rossiter, Conservation Program Manager, Lake Winnipesaukee Association
Track D: Hot Topics
Cyanobacteria—What You Need to Know About Toxic Blooms in Our Lakes
Presented by: Kate Hastings, Harmful Algal Bloom Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Microplastics and Forever Chemicals in Our Lakes
Presented by: Jill M. Emerson, MB (ASCP) CM, Water Quality Coordinator, Green Mountain Conservation Group, and Dr. Jonathan Petali, Toxicologist, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
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!
Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation