Join Newfound Lake Region Association (NLRA) Education & Outreach Manager Mirka Zapletal for a relaxed autumn hike in Sugarloaf-Goose Pond Conservation Area and Wellington State Park September 21 at 10am. First heading to Little Sugarloaf and then looping around to Goose Pond, hikers will be on the lookout for plant communities and the animals that call them home, noticing how these species groups change with elevation, access to water, and other factors. The sequence of plant communities and how quickly they change through space can have impacts on habitats downstream, especially during rain events. Participants will get a sense of how supporting water quality in the lake involves protecting areas upstream as well. Registration is required and space is limited. Register online at NewfoundLake.org/events or call (603) 744-8689.
The Newfound Lake Region Association (NLRA) is committed to protecting Newfound Lake and its watershed through education, programs, and collaboration that promote conservation and preservation of the region’s natural, social, and economic resources. Through water quality and invasive species monitoring, educational events such as guided hikes and nature activities, and land conservation efforts that protect open spaces and help manage stormwater pollution, NLRA approaches conservation at the watershed level. You can learn more about NLRA’s initiatives at NewfoundLake.org.