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NH LAKES helps local Associations with resources, training and advocacy.  Find out more here.

What is a Lake Host Program?

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.

What does an invasive species look like?

See this handy chart to identify common types of invasive species, both plants and animals.


NH Department of Environmental Services VLAP Program

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. 

NH DES Cyanobacteria Fact Sheet

What are cyanobacteria?

Shy should I be concerned about cyanobacteria?

What does a Cyanobacteria bloom look like?

NH DES Weed Watcher Program

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.


NH DES Soak Up The Rain Program

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. 

NH DES Shoreland Program

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? 

Fireworks and New Hampshire's Lakes


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.


NH Fish and Game

Guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources