First of all we would like to continue to thank everyone who has donated to support the WMP, the town of Moultonborough and its voters for funding a large portion of the plan development, and all our partners and stakeholders for their support and interest in protecting Lake Kanasatka. We know many of you are anxiously awaiting an update regarding the progress on the development of Lake Kanasatka’s WMP. We are pleased to report that significant progress has been made to date and that we continue to march towards completing our milestones with the assistance of our environmental consultants – FB Environmental Associates (FBE). We remain on schedule and expect to complete the Plan within the original summer of 2022 time frame. After many months of work, in November, the development of the Watershed Management Plan reached its first important milestone - the completion of the fieldwork and preliminary research [...]
From Lisa Hutchinson, Water Quality Chair and WMP Steering Committee member for volunteers/field work/water quality We are looking for several volunteers to help with some research needed to complete the Shoreland Surveys portion of the Watershed Management Plan. Research involves using Moultonborough’s online tax maps and inspecting hardcopy property records at town hall. Volunteers can be able to do either or both. Requirements are familiarity with using the internet and/or ability to spend some time at town hall, attention to detail, and ability to treat information confidentially. Adults and teens welcome. Timeframe is now through early September. Please contact Lisa at Lisahutch@comcast.net if you may be interested or have any questions.
Nothing says summer in NH more than our time at our beautiful lakes and the enjoyment of the Granite State's waterways. But, there's nothing more disappointing than finding our favorite recreational areas impacted by toxic algae blooms. Join us July 21st for a SCNH program to discuss Cyanobacteria. Found naturally in our environment, Cyanobacteria is as old as time. We'll discuss what causes the overactivity of Cyanobacteria to reach toxic levels and ways we can help to improve the safety and overall health of NH lakes and waterways. Panelists will include: Amanda McQuaid, PhD, NH Dept Environmental Services Andrea LaMoreaux, President, NH LAKES Rosemarie Rung, Member, Lake Kanasatka Watershed Association Click on the link below to listen! https://www.facebook.com/events/218389363332348
Third article in series.. HISTORIC MOMENT FOR LAKE K AND TOWN OF MOULTONBOROUGH - ARTICLE 14 PASSES WITH UNANIMOUS VOTE. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT??? LKWA, Lake K, and the Town of Moultonborough experienced a historic moment on May 15th as Article 14 which requested a $60,000 contribution towards the development of a Water Shed Management Plan, passed unanimously. Article 14 provides LKWA the necessary funds to continue the work in progress to develop a Watershed Management plan. As one man told me as he left the auditorium, “It took a Village”. My husband sitting in the back of room first noted the mood in the room at the beginning of the meeting “comfortable with people smiling and chatting.” But when I got up to move article 14, he said,“the mood changed dramatically as members went silent. I thought they (LKWA) were lost”. Then as each succeeding person spoke with both passion [...]
This article is the second in a series of articles addressing the WHAT, WHY and HOW the Lake Kanasatka Watershed Association (LKWA) has taken on developing and implementing a Watershed Management Plan (WMP). We hope this series will answer any questions you might have, and also serve as a call to action for you to help us, help our lake! Chapter 2 … How is the LKWA Advisory Board going to develop and implement a Plan? On a blustery September day inside the Center Harbor Gazebo, the concept of a Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for Lake K began to materialize. Shocked into action by the recent multiple closings due to cyanobacteria blooms, concerned citizens socially distanced, met with the LKWA Advisory Board (AB) to voice their concerns. All agreed action needed to be taken immediately to develop a plan to maintain a healthy Lake K. Shortly thereafter, [...]
This article is the first in a series of articles addressing the WHAT, WHY and HOW the Lake Kanasatka Watershed Association (LKWA) has taken on developing and implementing a Watershed Management Plan (WMP). We hope this series will answer any questions you might have, and also serve as a call to action for you to help us, help our lake! The series will cover the following topics: What is a Watershed Management Plan and why do we need it now? How is the LKWA Advisory Board going to develop and implement a Plan? How long does it take to implement a Plan? Where are we in this process…and what are next steps? How much does this cost and who pays for it? The importance of YOU in the process – and how you can help! What is a Watershed Management Plan and why do we need it now? [...]