Conservation Organizations


The Maine Land Trust Network (MLTN)

is a coordination service provided by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Launched in 1995, MLTN helps facilitate communication among local land trusts, provides technical conservation information, disseminates news, and offers a forum for addressing conservation issues.  Map Land Trust Map

Three Rivers Land Trust – Member of MLTN

Mission Statement:  To protect farmland, forestland, wildlife habitat, and water resources.  Region: Acton, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford, and Shapleigh.  Visit Site

Acres under Conservation Easement: 538

Activities

* Work with landowners to develop easements to protect their properties.

* Oversee CEs

* Fundraising & memebership drives

* Proactive work on critical areas determined by maps of natural resource data

* Monthly meetings

* Education and Outreach

Moose Mountain Regional Greenways

Mission Statement: The purpose of the MMRG is to identify and protect important natural resource areas, including water resources, farm and forestlands, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, cultural and scenic areas; to educate others about these efforts and to join protected lands to form greenways. Visit Site

Audubon Society of New Hampshire

3 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301-8200
603-224-9909 / 603-226-0902 (fax)
Diane DeLuca, Sr. Biologist/Ornithologist
ddeluca@nhaudubon.org
http://www.nhaudubon.org

Protects and conserves wildlife and their habitat in New Hampshire through wildlife research and monitoring; land protection and advocacy, technical assistance on wetland protection to municipalities; exhibits, events and publications; and educational programs at the Seacoast Science Center/Odiorne State Park in Rye.

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)

Boott Mills South
100 Foot of John Street
Lowell, MA 01852-1102
978-323-7929 / 978-323-7919 (fax)
Ronald Poltak, Executive Director
rpoltak@neiwpcc.org
www.neiwpcc.org
Coordinates efforts of member states (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI and VT) to improve and maintain water quality. Reviews proposed legislation and regulations; provides a forum for interstate dialogue and consensus building; implements special projects; and approves interstate water classification. Produces a regional newsletter, Water Connection, that covers water quality issues.

Sierra Club of New Hampshire

Laura Scott, Seacoast Chair
25 Salmon Falls Landing
Rochester, NH 03868     603-335-4398
scottlaura@hotmail.com
http://newhampshire.sierraclub.org
A non-profit, member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions. Participates in the water quality, pollution source identification team of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project.

New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-5953 / 603-228-0423 (fax)
Mary Brown, Executive Director
NHWF@aol.com
http://www.nhwf.org
Protects natural resources through conservation, education and legislation. Promotes quality outdoor recreation for today and future generations. Publishes bimonthly newsletter.

Loon Preservation Committee

Moultonborough, NH
1-603-476-5666
http://www.loon.org/

The Loon Preservation Committee’s vision is to restore and maintain a healthy and biologically stable population of Common Loons throughout New Hampshire as a component of a regional population and ecosystem; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations and individuals as biological sentinels of environmental degradation and improvement; and to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the beauty, complexity and interrelationships of the natural world.


The Maine Land Trust Network (MLTN)

is a coordination service provided by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Launched in 1995, MLTN helps facilitate communication among local land trusts, provides technical conservation information, disseminates news, and offers a forum for addressing conservation issues.  Map Land Trust Map

Three Rivers Land Trust – Member of MLTN

Mission Statement:  To protect farmland, forestland, wildlife habitat, and water resources.  Region: Acton, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford, and Shapleigh.  Visit Site

Acres under Conservation Easement: 538

Activities

* Work with landowners to develop easements to protect their properties.

* Oversee CEs

* Fundraising & memebership drives

* Proactive work on critical areas determined by maps of natural resource data

* Monthly meetings

* Education and Outreach

Moose Mountain Regional Greenways

Mission Statement: The purpose of the MMRG is to identify and protect important natural resource areas, including water resources, farm and forestlands, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, cultural and scenic areas; to educate others about these efforts and to join protected lands to form greenways. Visit Site

Audubon Society of New Hampshire

3 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301-8200
603-224-9909 / 603-226-0902 (fax)
Diane DeLuca, Sr. Biologist/Ornithologist
ddeluca@nhaudubon.org
http://www.nhaudubon.org

Protects and conserves wildlife and their habitat in New Hampshire through wildlife research and monitoring; land protection and advocacy, technical assistance on wetland protection to municipalities; exhibits, events and publications; and educational programs at the Seacoast Science Center/Odiorne State Park in Rye.

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)

Boott Mills South
100 Foot of John Street
Lowell, MA 01852-1102
978-323-7929 / 978-323-7919 (fax)
Ronald Poltak, Executive Director
rpoltak@neiwpcc.org
www.neiwpcc.org
Coordinates efforts of member states (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI and VT) to improve and maintain water quality. Reviews proposed legislation and regulations; provides a forum for interstate dialogue and consensus building; implements special projects; and approves interstate water classification. Produces a regional newsletter, Water Connection, that covers water quality issues.

Sierra Club of New Hampshire

Laura Scott, Seacoast Chair
25 Salmon Falls Landing
Rochester, NH 03868     603-335-4398
scottlaura@hotmail.com
http://newhampshire.sierraclub.org
A non-profit, member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions. Participates in the water quality, pollution source identification team of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project.

New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-5953 / 603-228-0423 (fax)
Mary Brown, Executive Director
NHWF@aol.com
http://www.nhwf.org
Protects natural resources through conservation, education and legislation. Promotes quality outdoor recreation for today and future generations. Publishes bimonthly newsletter.

Loon Preservation Committee

Moultonborough, NH
1-603-476-5666
http://www.loon.org/

The Loon Preservation Committee’s vision is to restore and maintain a healthy and biologically stable population of Common Loons throughout New Hampshire as a component of a regional population and ecosystem; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations and individuals as biological sentinels of environmental degradation and improvement; and to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the beauty, complexity and interrelationships of the natural world.

About the Watershed Survey

 We are pleased to announce that the Great East Lake 2021 Watershed Report is finished and
available as a PDF link below. Many thanks to Jon Balanoff, the AWWA Executive Director, for
his perseverance in seeing the project through to this point.
We all know that our lake is very clear and clean, but the challenge before us is to keep it that
way for future generations. The survey identified many sites throughout the watershed that
threaten its present condition. Here is a quick summary of the findings:

           -25 sites were identified as having a high impact on water quality
           -97 sites were identified with medium impact
           -101 sites were identified with low impact

Of these 200+ sites, about half of them require no-cost or low-cost remediation. The other half
are more involved, more technically challenging, and will have a greater expense associated with
them. Please keep in mind that AWWA’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is available to assist
with remediation projects and property owners need only pay the cost for materials, not labor.

Letters and emails have been sent to all participating members informing them if erosion issues
were found on their property or not. If issues were found, members were provided with details
of the findings and suggested remediation methods.

If you do not receive a letter or email and would like to inquire about findings on your property
you can send your request to either the GELIA Watershed Committee email or the AWWA email
address listed below to request that information. Please provide your name, the property
owner’s name and the property address in your request.

          watershedsurvey@greateastlake.org
          info@AWwatersheds.org

We urge all property owners to read the report as it’s filled with useful information, helpful
remediation options and best practices for all kinds of issues. We also want to stress the
importance of addressing issues promptly should any be identified on your property.
Thank you again to all those who assisted with this survey and thanks to everyone for helping to
keep our lake as clean, clear and beautiful as we possibly can.