Loon with baby
Loon with baby

Photo by Sue Esposito

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Sunset over Kezar Lake
Sunset over Kezar Lake

Photo by Jane Williamson

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American bittern
American bittern

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Loon with baby
Loon with baby

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​​​​​KLPA NEWS

~Sutton Conservation Commission Event: Managing Our Forests In a Time of Climate Change This discussion will examine options for owners of forested lands and towns overseeing public forests on how to best steward their woodlands in this era of a changing climate. Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Sutton ‘Pillsbury’ Town Hall, 93 Main Street, Sutton Mills, NH. Resources and references related to this meeting are listed below.

Webinars and Videos

Articles and Educational Materials


~ KLPA Annual Meeting Minutes A summary of the July 2022 annual meeting, which included a history of Keysar Street, a presentation from NH Lakes, a water quality update, and more.

~ LakeSmart Program: For anyone living anywhere in the Kezar Lake watershed (not just on the lake itself), this program provides free property evaluations. Learn more about how we affect our watershed and what easy steps you can take to help keep our lake healthy.

Start here with a simple survey.
(Participation in LakeSmart also helps with our application for a Federal 604(b) grant.)

~ NH LAKES assists protective associations with the Lake Host Charitable Giving Program. Read more about the program and donate online to support our hosts (be sure to select ‟Kezar Lake Protective Associationˮ).


~ KLPA Board Meeting Minutes Read about the latest ideas and plans from the May 20 meeting. Your feedback welcomed!

~ Colby-Sawyer Collegeʼs Study of Kezar Lake and its Watershed: Read the final report here. This ambitious year-long project will continue with ongoing data collection and analysis to track the lakeʼs water quality. The classʼs community outreach measures are documented as well for all to read.

Presidentʼs Corner

Welcome to Kezar Lake... 

 

...and to Kezar Lake Protective Association’s website, which will inform you about most anything you care to know, from our lake’s resilient history to exciting ongoing events.

As we enter our 51st year, I want to acknowledge our debt to the original KLPA members who came together in 1971 to heal and preserve the lake. Our task is to continue with their legacy to manage current issues and prepare for the new challenges brought on by climate change and increased use of our lake. The Lake Host program is at the core of that mission, working in concert with NH LAKES to educate ourselves and put in place practices to protect the lake.

 

The Kezar Lake Watershed is the yearlong Community-Based Project of Prof. Harvey Pine’s third year environmental studies class at Colby-Sawyer College. Check out their in-depth report that covers the history and ongoing efforts to measure and track Kezar Lake quality.

KLPA is more relevant than ever as we face ongoing assaults on the environment. Raising money for potential remediation is a key part of our stewardship, so we can quickly and decisively address problems as they arise.

Our goal is to reach out to all who enjoy our lake, not just those who live on it. We provide amenities to make it more enjoyable — swimming lessons, educational signage and talks, and a port-a-potty at Horse Beach. People often ask our Lake Hosts what they can do to help, and they are prepared with the answer: donations of any size, either monetary or time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Lynn Wittman

“Madame President”

n.wittman@icloud.com

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