State Milfoil Control Plan Released
March 9, 2014
The Department of Environmental Services has released a comprehensive report on its near-term and long-term recommendations to control invasive variable milfoil in the Ossipee Lake system. Non-native milfoil was discovered in Broad Bay in 1995, and the latest infestation was found in the big lake near the mouth of the Pine River in 2012. Click below to read or download the report.More »
NH Milfoil 2015
Lake communities like ours pay almost 90 percent of the direct costs of controlling milfoil in state-owned waters. In partnership with other New Hampshire lake organizations, we are seeking the state’s commitment to pay 50 percent of the cost of milfoil control by 2015 and establish a timeline for paying all of the cost by 2020. Look for more about NH Milfoil 2015 on this website. Coming soon.
Annual Ice-Out Contest is On — February, 17, 2014
Put your thinking cap on and try to guess when Ossipee Lake will be completely free of ice. Guess the correct day and time (to the closest half hour) and you could win a brand new rod and reel in this contest sponsored by the Ossipee Recreation Department and New England Rod and Reel.
NH House Passes $2 Boat Fee Hike for Milfoil Control — February, 1, 2014
The House voted 164-127 Wednesday to raise the boat registration fee after research showed a proposed boat decal program would probably not break even. The money raised by the registration fee increase would be dedicated to the lake restoration and prevention program that works to control exotic weeds like milfoil..
The Smart Report: Almost Full — January, 25, 2014
We have been experiencing real winter weather and snow. Looks like almost 2/3 of the snow cover has melted or turned to ice, and the temperature has been below zero many nights in the last ten days.
Area Biology Class Students Surprised by Milfoil Video’s Success — January, 7, 2014
Students at Prospect Mountain School in Alton earn a $1,000 scholarship for their video about the threat milfoil poses to New Hampshire lakes.