Lakes Region New Hampshire Rivers Council River Runners
Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join the effort to monitor invasive aquatic species in New Hampshire’s rivers and streams by becoming a River Runner. River Runners are volunteers trained to identify the noxious weeds that are taking over our rivers, lakes and ponds. Learn about Didymosphenia geminata, also known as “Rock Snot” and the best ways to prevent it from spreading throughout the state. Members of conservation commissions, watershed associations, Local River Management Advisory Committees, Volunteer River Assessment Programs, fishing clubs, and river recreationalists are encouraged to attend a free workshop. Volunteers are asked to monitor at least one site, one time, between June and October and report findings to the New Hampshire Rivers Council.
Have you seen an aquatic plant that you are unsure of? Take a sample to a River Runners workshop near you. Preserve the sample by placing it in a ziplock bag with at paper towel and store it in the refrigerator. Make a note of where the specimen was found and the date of its collection. Do not allow fragments of the plant to spread in the waterbody.
These workshops are free thanks to support in part from New Hampshire Rivers Council members and by a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Registration is required.
Thursday, July 18 , 2013
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by the Belknap County Conservation District
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New Hampshire Rivers Council, hosted by the Belknap County Conservation District
The New Hampshire Rivers Council is committed to the conservation and ecologically sound management of New Hampshire's rivers, watersheds, and related natural resources.
Since its incorporation as a non-profit organization in 1993, the Rivers Council has worked to educate the public about the value of the state's rivers, designate rivers in the state's protection program, and advocate for strong public policies and wise management of New Hampshire river resources.
The Rivers Council grew out of the New Hampshire Rivers Campaign, a group of concerned citizens and conservation organizations that united in 1985 to create a voice for protection of New Hampshire rivers. The Campaign helped establish the state's Rivers Management and Protection Program in 1989. The Campaign also helped shepherd river nominations into the new state protection program and helped establish river corridor protections under the state's Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act. In 1992, the participants in the campaign recognized the need for a permanent, ongoing voice for river protection in the state, and formed the New Hampshire Rivers Council.