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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: May 5, 2010
CONTACT: Sara Steiner, (603) 271-2658

Workshop Offered for Volunteers Interested in Lake Monitoring

Concord, NH – Do you live near a lake or pond? Are you interested in collecting lake samples, conducting your own water quality tests and understanding the test results? With New Hampshire being the fastest growing state in the Northeast, how can we work together to protect our lakes from land-use changes in the watershed? Have you heard about stormwater and its impact on New Hampshire’s waterbodies, exotic aquatic plants, such as variable milfoil or fanwort, and have you wondered if they grow in the waterbody you live around?

Attend the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Volunteer Lake Assessment Program (VLAP) annual workshop and these questions, and many more, will be answered! Workshop participants will learn about VLAP and how to become part of an important program that helps monitor the state’s water quality, identify aquatic plants, and utilize lake sampling techniques. Also, workshop attendees will learn more about stormwater runoff and view a pervious pavement demonstration. In addition to the popular lake ecology and aquatic plant identification sessions a special guest will present on warm water fishery management.

You won’t want to miss this exciting workshop!

What: Volunteer Lake Assessment Program Annual Workshop
Where: NH Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH
When: Saturday, May 15, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 registration fee at door, pre-registration is required.

For more information or if you would like to attend the VLAP workshop, please contact Sara Steiner, VLAP Coordinator, at (603) 271-2658, or email sara.steiner@des.nh.gov. Or, register on-line at www2.des.state.nh.us/Seminars/VLAP_Register.aspx.

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