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New Hampshire Lakes and YOU! – A guide to clean, healthy, & safe lakes.

Our newest publication is available for FREE download – just click here!

Member groups can also request up to 50 free copies of this publication. Please contact us a and let us know how many copies you would like and delivery instructions.


Member Matters – News and Tools for Your Local Lake Conservation Work

Member Matters is a quarterly ePublication of NH LAKES designed just for our local lake conservation group members to deliver news, information, and tools for fostering lake stewardship, increasing membership, and more! You can read past issues here.

If your lake group is a member of NH LAKES, you can login and access all archived copies of Member Matters. If you do not remember your group’s login and password, please email us at

NH LAKES Lake Host Charitable Giving Program

We have developed this program to help our local partners raise funds for their NH LAKES Lake Host Program payroll expenses and to provide individuals with an easy way to support the Lake Host program at their favorite lake.

To learn more about how you or your group’s supporters can make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to your local Lake Host program, click here.

Year-Round Professional Consultation

If your association needs help with help in the area of nonprofit administration or governance, we can help. To request a consultation, please click here to fill out a request form. We have staff and experts available to assist with the following:

  • Obtaining IRS 501(c)(3) Charitable Status. NH LAKES will work with you to determine if securing IRS chapter 501(c)(3) Charitable Tax-Exempt status is right for your organization. If so, we will work with you to help you submit the appropriate paperwork to apply.
  • Association Governance. We have staff and resources available to help with bylaws, incorporation, and other governance questions.
  • Member Services. We recognize that one of the most time-consuming and challenging tasks volunteer associations face can be communicating with and tracking your membership. NH LAKES staff has resources to help make these jobs easier.
  • Bookkeeping.

Watershed Warriors

Is your group looking for a way to foster the next generation of lake stewards in your community? If “yes,” consider bringing the Watershed Warrior Program to your next association family-friendly event. Click here to learn more!

NH LAKES Lake Host Aquatic Invasive Species Education & Prevention Grant Program

Member groups are eligible to participate in this award-winning program. Click here for more information about participating in this program.

NH LAKES Enviroscape

EnviroScape ModelMember organizations are eligible to use the NH LAKES Enviroscape interactive watershed model to provide a unique educational experience in your community. NH LAKES staff will train members of your organization to successfully use this tool. If you are interested in reserving the Enviroscape for your next event, send an email to and put “Enviroscape Request” in the subject line.

Stormwater Runoff Consult

NH LAKES staff is available to consult with your group on stormwater runoff problems. If you are interested in having a member of the NH LAKES staff make suggestions on how to resolve a problem at your lake, please call us at 603.226.0299.

NEW! Federal and State Filing Reminder Service

Is your organization a 501(c)(3) organization? Would you like NH LAKES to remind you to file your 990 or New Hampshire Annual Report? We would be happy to send you a reminder email in the last month of your fiscal year with helpful links to the forms and instructions you need to stay in good standing with the IRS and the state. Click here to fill out an application for this service.

NH LAKES is committed to supporting local lake and watershed associations. Have a question about your lake, 501(c)3, or a tax or legal question? If you have any lake ecology, management, or protection questions, or need an article for your local association newsletter, contact us at or call 603.226.0299.

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