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Squam Lakes Association

The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the lakes and surrounding area. In cooperation with local and state authorities and other conservation organizations, the Association promotes the protection, careful use and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forest, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes region.

The Squam Lakes Region is a unique natural area-a conservation alternative to high impact development. It will be evident to all who come to the Squam Lakes area that those who live and visit here appreciate Squam's unique beauty on low-impact terms, in harmony with its natural resources and share common goals and values.

The organization was founded in 1904. The organization promotes conservation, education and outreach. We maintain 50 miles of hiking trails, we are proactively managing invasive aquatic plants, such as variable milfoil. SLA has collected more than 30 years of water quality data from the Squam Lakes. We have a summer day camp program that introduces children to the unique resources of the Squam Lakes region and Community Youth Sailing Programs that introduce children to the techniques of sailing. The Association manages 15 backcountry campsites in the Squam area. To enhance public access to the Squam Lakes and to promote low-impact recreation use, the SLA rents canoes, kayaks and sailboats.

We have recently added a Youth Activity barn which includes a climbing wall to enhance our youth programing. On January 14th 2012 we will be holding our annual Winterfest event which is open to the public at no cost. Check out our website for further details.

Keep in touch with the SLA with our e-newsletter, facebook page, blog and website www.squamlakes.org. Our email address is info@squamlakes.org 

Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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