Representatives of NH DES will be coming to Silver Lake on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm to teach the assessment and design skills for people interested in helping design solutions to solve stormwater issues around the lake. Anybody who is interested please RSVP to Rick Brackett of the Monadnock Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, August 27. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water, snacks, and food if you plan to go – Rick will email back to let you know where we are meeting to start. This workshop will cover identifying stormwater issues, taking measurements, filling out the NHDES project worksheets, matching BMP’s with the issues, determining the size and location of BMP’s and percolation rate testing.
Please join us for the Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Brantwood Camp, Breed Pond Road, Nelson.
SLLT Membership not required!
The rain location is at Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450
Directions to Brantwood Camp from the Harrisville end of Silver Lake:
Drive Breed Road past Silver Lake, with the lake to your left, all the way to end, with Childs Bog to your right. Turn left on Nelson Road. After about 1 mile, turn slightly left onto Hardy Hill Road (a gravel road, and the rest of the roads are gravel). After about 0.7 miles, make a sharp left onto Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, make a left turn onto Breed Pond Rd. Drive carefully up the bumpy road for about a half mile to Brantwood Camp.
from Nelson center:
At the center of town, turn onto Nelson Common Road at the library. Continue straight on Hardy Hill Rd (a gravel road). Continue for a total of about a half mile and bear right on Lead Mine Road. After about 0.7 miles, turn left on Breed Pond Road. Brantwood Camp is about a half mile up the bumpy road.
The Silver Lake Land Trust is happy to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from New Hampshire DES as part of their “Soak Up the Rain” program to help property owners around Silver Lake provide simple solutions to protect Silver Lake’s high quality from pollution carried in stormwater run-off. The Monadnock Conservancy is providing an additional $7,750 grant so that their Land Manager and GIS Specialist, Rick Brackett, can help with this project.
This is a $17,750 investment in advice and cost-share incentives available to every property owner on the shoreline to act to minimize pollutants carried in stormwater that “runs off” into the lake. This partnership of the SLLT, NH DES and Monadnock Conservancy will target 10 to 15 projects through 2016, each reimbursing on average $500 to $1,000.
Nearly every property owner around the lake has a potential stormwater problem that can be solved with rain barrels that collect water from gutters, with rain gardens or plantings at the base of steep slopes to capture flowing stormwater, or with other solutions which are easy to implement. These projects can be done by you or by volunteers working for you, and half of the expenses will be reimbursed. All that you need to do is to:
- Work with an NH DES and SLLT team to identify a potential problem at your property and discuss “Best Management Practices” to reduce pollutants carried in stormwater runoff.
- Implement the approved practice (e.g. rain garden, rain barrel, plantings) with volunteers trained to do the work, or do the work yourself.
- Submit receipts for work completed and receive reimbursement.
Volunteer to learn “Best Management Practices” so that you can help others as well as yourself as part of the solution. See NH DES’s excellent website at soaknh.org to learn more about this grant program and DES’s program to protect and restore clean water in New Hampshire waterways.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com
Please join us for the Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Brantwood Camp, Breed Pond Road, Nelson. A lovely setting, interesting agenda and you won’t want to miss special guest speaker Chick Colony telling stories about “The Silver Lake Farm and the Seaver Family.”
SLLT Membership not required!
The Silver Lake Land Trust Board of Directors invites you to join us for a summer gathering to learn about the activities of the Land Trust and to explore ideas and hopes for continued conservation of the land surrounding Silver Lake.
SUNDAY JULY 7, 2013 – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
TOAD HALL 125 EAST SIDE RD.
For all who share in this beautiful natural resource through ownership of land in the Silver Lake Watershed, we want you to know what’s going on around the Lake! The Harris Center will participate with us in a presentation that includes:
- History of land conservation on Silver Lake
- Shift of focus from Westside to Eastside
- Status of the Seaver Silver Lake Farm Trust lands
- Small Lots Initiative on East Side Rd.—a proposal for restrictive covenants with conservation restrictions
- Invitation to other landowners to enter into discussions about conservation with Silver Lake Land Trust or the Harris Center
- Questions and Discussion
Won’t you please join us for this important informational gathering? Come by boat, kayak, canoe, on foot, or by car. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-827-3026
We’ll have a full report of the 2010 Annual Meeting shortly, but, until then, enjoy this slide show of photos from the meeting! (Click on it to start the slide show.)
Vodpod videos no longer available.
(If anyone would like a copy of one of these photos, please send an email to Sal Mollica and he will be happy to send you a copy.)