NH LAKES helps local Associations with resources, training and advocacy. Find out more here.
LakeSmart is an education, evaluation, and recognition program that is free, voluntary, and non-regulatory. Find out how lake-friendly your property and activities are. The evaluation covers driveway and parking areas, structures and wastewater treatment systems, and yard and play areas. The shoreline and shallow water areas of the lake are included.
Want to find out more about living near a lake? Check out the LakeSmart Resource Library. Find information on activities, water quality and property maintenance from landscaping to fishing to invasive species and more!
What is a Lake Host Program? Why have a Lake Host Program? What does a Lake Host do? Find out in this article from NH LAKES.
See this handy chart to identify common types of invasive species, both plants and animals.
Regular water testing is essential to understanding the health of a lake or pond. Local lake associations partner with the NH DES Volunteer Lake Assessment Program to collect samples and submit them for testing.
What are cyanobacteria?
Shy should I be concerned about cyanobacteria?
What does a Cyanobacteria bloom look like?
By early detection and removal, this volunteer program from the NH DES can help prevent an invasive species from becoming a costly problem and overtaking a water body. Please let CPLA know if you would like to volunteer to become a Weed Watcher for Country Pond.
Preventing storm water from running into our lake is the most important step we can take to reduce pollutants and silt. It's simple and anyone can do it! Learn more at the link below.
Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act frequently asked questions such as: What is protected shoreland? What activities require a permit? Can I use fertilizers on protected shoreland? Can I cut trees in protected shorerland?
Concerned about the use of fireworks near Country Pond?
This Fact Sheet from NH DES discusses the best practices for using them, the potential impact and how their impact compares to other known sources of pollution.