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There's no place like NH's lakes!
October 17, 2015
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES ASSOCIATION
Dear Lake Friend,
There's no place like New Hampshire's lakes to enjoy autumn. This year it seems like the colors mirrored in our lakes are more splendid than ever. This is, indeed, a time of reflection.

If you haven't already, we ask that you take a few minutes to reflect on what is important to you when it comes to lake management and protection. Then, please share your priorities with us by taking the 2015 - 2016 Advocacy Survey, as explained in the first article below in this month's issue of Shorelines.

Fog lifts on Crystal Lake in Eaton.
Photo credit: Conway Daily Sun, Jamie Gemmitti.
What are Your Priorities?
Tell us through the 2015 - 2016 Advocacy Survey!
As we do every year, NH LAKES is asking for your input on lake and watershed issues to determine our legislative and public policy agenda for the coming year.

Through the 2015 - 2016 Advocacy Survey, we invite you to tell us about what issues are important to you and how you would direct NH LAKES to address them. 

Please completed this survey by November 30.
  Thank You! - YOUR INPUT AND FEEDBACK ARE CRITICAL!
From the NH Fish and Game Department...

Understanding the Coming License Fee Changes
A Collective Passion
For many of us, the great outdoors is a way of life. Your hunting or fishing license is a ticket to outdoor adventure. It's also an investment in Fish and Game’s work conserving habitat, keeping land open and managing fish and wildlife populations. Thank you!

Commission Approval
The NH Fish and Game Commission approved the proposed final license fee increases at its October 14, 2015, meeting. The process will not be complete until final approval is received from the Legislative JLCAR committee. Increases would take effect on January 1, 2016.
 
There were a few revisions from the initial proposal. Hunters and anglers over age 68 would have to buy a $5 annual license (plus habitat and transaction fees). Resident and non-resident hunting and fishing guide permits will both be $100, annually. There were also some technical changes to the fishing derby fee rule, which would take effect in 2017.

For more information, including why fees raises are needed, CLICK HERE.
From the NH Department of Environmental Services...

Comments Requested on Draft List of Impaired Surface Waters
Lake Winnisquam was recently removed from the 303(d) List of Threatened or Impaired Waters for cyanobacteria. (Photo credit earth66.com)
We are pleased to announce that the Draft 2014 303(d) List of Impaired Surface Waters is now available for review and comment on the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services website.
 
Comments will be accepted until 4 pm on December 11, 2015. 
 
To view the list and for guidance on how to submit comments, CLICK HERE.

The term "303(d) List" is short for the list of impaired and threatened waters (stream/river segments, lakes) that the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires all states to submit for EPA approval every two years on even-numbered years. The states identify all waters than do not meet state water standards and where required pollution controls are not sufficient to attain those standards.
 
The list also establishes priorities for the development of pollution cleanup plans – also known as total maximum daily load studies (TMDLs). In addition, EPA policy allows states to remove waterbodies from the list after they have developed a TMDL or after other actions to improve water quality have been made.
 
Reviewers are encouraged to read the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) for documentation of definitions and details regarding how this list was developed.
 
We hope you find the 303(d) List and website informative and useful. Should you have comments on the draft 303(d) List, please be sure to submit them in accordance with the guidance provided on the website. 
Check out the Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta on Oct. 17 & 18! 
Photo credit: Mark Bolton, Union Leader
We hope you enjoyed this issue of Shorelines. As always, please contact us with your lake questions and concerns.

Sincerely,
The NH LAKES Staff
 
Tom O'Brien, President
Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President
Martha Lovejoy, Member Services & Fiscal Administrator
Erin Graichen, Member Services Assistant
Gretchen Rae, Education Program Assistant

 
Dedicated to protecting New Hampshire lakes and their watersheds.
Join us as an individual, family, association, or business member!

If you are a member of your local lake or watershed association, join at a special discounted rate!

 
Join online!
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THANK YOU,
NEW MEMBERS!
Our New Member September membership drive was a success - THANK YOU to all who joined us! The more members we represent, the more we can do, together, to keep our lakes healthy, clean, and safe.

And, CONGRATULATIONS to Janet & Paul Damiano from Forest Lake in Dalton/Whitefield who won our New Member September weekend getaway to the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth!
Forest Lake, Dalton/Whitefield, as seen from the air. Photo courtesy of Janet Damiano.
WANT TO SEE WHAT NH LAKES IS UP TO?
 
Check out the new
NH LAKES CALENDAR!
IN THE NEWS
 
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

Hunting and fishing license fee increases approved


Let's Go Fishing Program Seeks Volunteer Instructors
 

Snowplow and Deicing Contractors Invited to the Second Annual NH Salt Symposium in Windham

 

Toxic bacteria blooming in N.H. waters

 

MAINE

 

Belgrade Lakes Conservation Alliance vigilant against milfoil

 

Portland middle school students build submersibles to help Maine fight invasive species

 

VERMONT

 

Zebra Mussels: Good, the bad and the ugly

 

MID-WEST

 

Increase in zebra mussels evident in Iowa Great Lakes

 

New invasive species threatening Minnesota lakes

 

Tourism officials compare Lake Erie algae problem to Gulf oil spill, say industry is ailing

 

WEST

 

Meeting the aquatic invasive species challenge at Tahoe

 

Warming Nevada Alpine Lakes
 

NATIONAL

 

Court orders EPA to rewrite ballast water regulations

 

WORLD

 

India: Bellandur Lake A Foamy Hazard

 

SPACE

 

NASA confirms ancient lakes excited on Mars 2 to 3 billion years ago
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