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Have you seen a new aquatic plant and aren't sure what it is? Do you care about your local river or stream? Do you want to do more to prevent invasive species infestations? You can help stop invefestations in their tracks when you become a River Runner™.
Since 2009, the New Hampshire Rivers Council River Runners have been the early detection network for Didymo, Eurasian Milfoil, and other invasive species in our rivers and streams. Training is fun and free and monitoring is easy—just be observant when paddling, swimming, and fishing in your favorite river and then report what you find. You'll meet new friends and learn valuable indentification skills.
If you have found an aquatic plant and want to know what it is, you can bring a sample to a River Runners workshop near you. Preserve the sample by placing it in a ziplock bag with a wet paper towel (don't fill the bag with water) 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 and by a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Exotic Species Prevention Grant Program and generous gifts from New Hampshire Rivers Council members like you. There is no charge to attend but space is limited so registration is required.
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New Hampshire Rivers Council
The New Hampshire Rivers Council is the only statewide organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of New Hampshire's river resources. The 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 nonprofit organization in 1993, The Rivers Council has worked to educate the public aabout the value of the state's riveres, 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 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 established 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.