NEWS & EVENTS

CURRENT LAUREL LAKE NEWS

COMPLETE THE FITZWILLIAM MASTER PLAN SURVEY TODAY! 

The town of Fitzwilliam is currently engaged in a master planning process.  The Master Plan Committee is seeking input from the entire Fitzwilliam community including its part-time/seasonal residents. 

 

Please take a moment to complete the Master Plan Survey and have your voice heard!

Link to the Master Plan Survey here.    Note: Survey portal is open until mid-June.

TOWN OF FITZWILLIAM NEWS:

REMINDER: SIGN UP TODAY FOR YOUR
CURRENT LAUREL LAKE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP HERE.

2022 LAUREL LAKE LEDGER IS NOW POSTED!  Get caught up on all of the recent Laurel Lake news in the Spring 2022 Ledger, now posted HERE.  Take a trip back in time & explore Laurel Lake life from 1988 to 2021 via archived Laurel Lake Ledgers which are posted on the Lake Association website as well.

SUMMER 2022 EVENTS AND DATES HAVE BEEN POSTED!!  The 2022 Laurel Lake Association events calendar has been approved by the Board and Officers and is posted below.  See you soon! 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW: Don't miss the 2022 annual Association Meeting on Saturday July 16 which will be followed by a Chicken BBQ and concert! 

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM 2021 LLA EVENTS HERE.  Send us your summer event photos!

2022 LAKE HOST @ LAUREL LAKE PROGRAM HAS STARTED!  The very successful 2021 Lake Host program conducted 230 boat inspections, logged in over 200 hours at the ramp, and made 1 of just 15 documented "saves' state-wide by keeping the invasive fanwort from hitchhiking its way into our lake on an incoming boat trailer.   A REMINDER THAT OUR PUBLIC RAMP REMAINS OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  FOR ALL BOATERS WHO VISIT LAUREL LAKE, PLEASE REMINDER TO "CLEAN, DRAIN, AND DRY" YOUR BOAT WHEN ARRIVING AT THE RAMP. 

Thanks to a generous grant awarded by NH Lakes and the continued support of the Laurel Lake Association, the 2022 Lake Host @ Laurel Lake program is underway!  Our veteran Lake Host Inspector Bob Handy will anchor our program at the ramp again this summer beginning mid-May.   WE NEED LAKE HOST VOLUNTEERS!  Provide 5 or more hours of volunteer time at the ramp and get a Lake Host t-shirt!  LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S LAKE HOST @ LAUREL LAKE PROGRAM
HERE.

NEW OUT OF STATE BOATING LAW IN NEW HAMPSHIRE!  Per the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services website: "The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is reminding all persons operating a motorboat on New Hampshire public waters that is registered in another state (other than New Hampshire) of a new requirement to purchase and display a New Hampshire aquatic invasive species decal from NHDES. The new law (RSA 487:43) went into effect on July 1, 2019.  Decals can be purchased online for $20 each. You can purchase decals online at NHDES Invasive Species webpage, by clicking on the link for the boater decal, or at the Out-of-State Boater Decal Purchase Page.  The decal must be displayed within 3 inches of a boat's valid registration decal. Decals should be placed on the port side of the vessel. Decals expire on December 31 each year. Proceeds from the decal program will be used for prevention and management of invasive aquatic species in New Hampshire."

2021 ANNUAL MTG: The 2021 Laurel Lake Association Annual Mtg was held on Sat 7/10.  The meeting agenda is posted here.  Tom White presented information about Hemlock woolly adelgid around the lake from a Zoom mtg he held with Kyle Lombard at NH DES. Guest Speaker Pat Deyo gave an informative presentation about our wonderful & complex Laurel Lake ecosystem.  Committee reports were presented.  There was no cookout this year due to ongoing COVID concerns.

30th ANNUAL CANOE, KAYAK & SUP RACE RESULTS! 

We had a beautiful day for the 30th Annual Laurel Lake Association Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race. What a great time for all 46 participants with lake residents cheering them on as they rounded the shoreline.  In addition to LLA President Tom White being given the Race Committee MVP award, the results of this great event posted here.

YouTube post of Zoom meeting with Kyle Lombard from NHDES about battling Hemlock woolly adelgid is here.  Learn about this invasive insect that is infecting Hemlocks at Laurel Lake.
FUTURE NEWS ITEMS
2022 LAKE ASSOCIATION EVENTS
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2022 SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Saturday June 4, 2022

9:00am - 12:00noon

Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall

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SPRING LAKE ASSOCIATION POT LUCK SUPPER

Saturday June 4, 2022

5:00pm

Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall

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JULY 4th FLARE AFFAIR

Sunday July 3, 2022

9:00 - 10:00pm

Flares should be lit at sundown.  Evening boat cruising is encouraged!

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ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MTG, BBQ & CONCERT

Saturday July 16, 2022

10:30am - 1:00pm

White's Field Keene Avenue

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

Chicken BBQ and Concert to follow!!

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31TH ANNUAL CANOE/KAYAK RACE

Saturday July 30, 2022

8:00am - 5:00pm

Details to be Announced

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ANNUAL DRESSER FRIEDMAN REGATTA

Saturday September 3, 2022

10:00am - 12:00noon

Organizer: Tom White

Details to be Announced

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FALL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Saturday September 10, 2022

9:00am - 12:00noon

Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall

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FALL LAKE ASSOCIATION POT LUCK DINNER

Saturday September 10, 2022

5:00pm

Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall