The Lake Host™ Program is a courtesy boat inspection program administered by NH LAKES in cooperation with local participating groups to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species, plants and animals, from waterbody to waterbody.
Infestations of invasive species such as variable milfoil and Asian Clams in our waterbodies are undesirable because: they make recreation in and on the water dangerous and unpleasant; they disrupt the ecological balance of waterbodies; they reduce shoreline property values; and they are difficult and expensive to control.
Trained Lake Hosts staff boat ramps to:
Educate visiting boaters about aquatic invasive species (plants and animals)
Conduct a brief boater survey
Teach boaters the “Clean, Drain & Dry” method for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species
Conduct courtesy boat and trailer inspections to remove all hitchhiking aquatic invasive species
Send suspicious species fragments to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for identification
Applications are available online at the following link: