Rattlesnake Island Association

Landscaping by the Water’s Edge and Cyanobacteria and You: A Primer on Cyanobacteria

  • 26 Jul 2016 8:06 PM
    Message # 4157135

    I would like to make the Rattlesnake Island Association aware of two upcoming talks that residents may be interested in.  Please post these programs on your website.

    On August 9th, the Lake Winnipesaukee Association will be hosting a talk by Cathy Neal, UNH Cooperative Extension, on “Landscaping by the Water’s Edge”.  The program will be held at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building from 6:30-8:00 PM.

    ‘Landscaping by the Water’s Edge’ provides information on landscaping strategies to protect and improve water quality.  Cathy will discuss fertilizer and chemical use, as well as focus on control of stormwater runoff – ‘Slow it down, Spread it out, Soak it in!’   With practices suitable for every residential property, you will see that you can make a difference and still have attractive landscapes that serve an important pollution prevention function for the lake.  Registration for this program can be done at http://www.winnipesaukee.org/category/events/

    The following week, LWA’s annual meeting on August 17th, will feature a talk on cyanobacteria.  Blooms of potentially toxic cyanobacteria have been happening more frequently around the country and locally in NH.  Cyanobacteria (often referred to as blue-green algae) are a natural component of New Hampshire waterbodies, and are important organisms for the health and growth of many plants.  However, certain cyanobacteria produce toxins that can affect the nervous, liver, and endocrine systems if ingested in large enough quantity.  The evening’s presentation, ‘Cyanobacteria and You:  A Primer on Cyanobacteria’, will feature Jim Haney, UNH Professor of Biology, who has been studying what effects the organism and its toxins may have on human health through water and the food web for the past decade.  Learn about the types of cyanobacteria, current management options, and what you and the RIA can do to help minimize blooms.  This talk will be held at the Pinckney Boat House, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH, 6-8pm. Space is limited so pre-registration is required and can be done online at http://www.winnipesaukee.org/category/events/

    The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Winnipesaukee’s water quality and natural resources through monitoring, education, stewardship, and science guided approaches for lake management.  Our programs and projects arise from a deep appreciation and love for the lake and its environment, and desire to keep it beautiful and clean for countless generations to come.  Please help us in our mission by becoming a member of the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.



    Patricia Tarpey

    Executive Director

    Lake Winnipesaukee Association

    P.O. Box 1624

    Meredith, NH  03253

    (603) 581-6632

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