Lake Host Program: This program is jointly sponsored by the New Hampshire Lake Association and the GPLA, and has as its primary goal to stop the introduction and spread of exotic aquatic plants in NH. It helps to educate boaters and assist with boat inspections. These boat inspections (done at “The Acre”) help detect invasive plants before they are introduced into the pond. For example, in 2010 there were 624 individual boaters greeted by the Lake Hosts, with 335 of them as powerboats (down from 2009) and a total of 791 boat inspections.
Some state funding is available to pay Lake Hosts for hours worked. Volunteers are always welcome for this task. Training is provided and hours are flexible. If interested in participating in this program, please contact Barbara Dolyak, Lake Host Point Person, at: