This is what your watershed association does for you:

  • Monitor
    and sample the water quality and keep a database of its
    changes. Each year we collect different measurements/samples that
    tell us what is going on within the water column.  We collect
    water transparency measurements as well as measurements of
    temperature, oxygen, conductivity (a surrogate for salts), turbidity
    (particulate matter), pH etc from the surface down to the lake
    bottom.

  •  Protect
    local wildlife – by working
    with various Wildlife Protection Organizations as well as the NH Fish
    and Game Department. Members of your Watershed Association work in
    coordination with the Loon Preservation Committee to aid in the
    placing of loon rafts, help with the annual loon count, watch and
    protect animals and loons from dangerous predators, both domestic and
    wild. 

  • Watch
    the surrounding land use and construction activities. Guarding
    against the major development of areas around the lake have
    historically been the goal of your Watershed Association. On many
    occasions reports have come from around the lake by people concerned
    about construction projects and their impact on the lake. To be sure
    that our watershed remains clean and safe, your Lake Association has
    investigated and taken action.

  • Support
    other environmental protection organizations. The
    Lake Kanasatka Watershed
    Association contributes money and works with several groups in the
    state: The NH Lakes Association, the Squam Lakes Association, the
    Loon Preservation Committee, and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.

  • Educate
    our members in proper land and water use. In
    the past the July and August meetings have had guests from various
    organizations. Most
    recently we had presentations from members of the Department of
    Environmental Services, the Carroll and Belknap County Conservation
    Districts, and the NH Marine Patrol.