Lamprey River Watershed Outreach Conference 2009
The Lamprey River Watershed Outreach collaborative hosted an outreach conference in June 2009 on pressing water issues for the residents of the 14 towns that make up the watershed. The conference was titled "Your Water, Your Wallet, Your Watershed - Why Working Together Across Town Boundaries Makes $ense For Protecting Our Water".
"The Road Less Salted" Seminar 2010
On Thursday, May 13, 2010, a seminar on water quality and salt reduction was held at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH.
Testing over the last 25 years has indicated that chloride levels have increased steadily and substantially in New Hampshire’s freshwater streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and groundwater - including well water. In many small streams in southern and coastal New Hampshire, elevated chloride levels are so high that they threaten the health of sensitive fish species and smaller organisms that serve as their food source. There is no easy solution. At this time, the only way to prevent chloride from reaching surface and ground water is to reduce the amount applied to our roadways and parking lots without compromising safety.