Municipalities Carry Most of Milfoil Funding Burden
November 19, 2013
Considering that the State of New Hampshire owns and regulates the state’s water bodies but pays just 18% of the milfoil control cost, lake advocacy groups such as Ossipee Lake Alliance are urging the state to increase funding for its matching grant program. Alliance Executive Director Bob Reynolds says towns are becoming overburdened with invasive species control costs.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.
The Smart Report: Level Going Down — October, 17, 2013
Still great weather, but the autumn drawdown means winter is right around the corner.
Unmonitored Water Bodies – a Safe Haven for Invasive Species — October, 6, 2013
New Ossipee Lake Alliance survey shows 21 milfoil-infested New Hampshire lakes, ponds, and rivers do not have an ongoing weed control program.
Triple E Found in Ossipee Test Worries Health Officials — September, 27, 2013
A horse in Ossipee has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, an usual finding for our region that raises the risk level for the town of Ossipee from “remote” to “high.” The surrounding towns of Tamworth, Madison, Freedom, Effingham, Wakefield, Brookfield, Wolfeboro, Tuftonborough, and Moultonborough will increase to “moderate” risk level.
Selectmen Hear Progress Report on Covered Bridge — September, 26, 2013
The next step for the project is to receive all necessary permits to satisfy environmental protection requirements. Some work will be done to the bridge this fall, but work will not be completed this year.