NEWS & EVENTS

CURRENT LAUREL LAKE NEWS
WELCOME SUMMER 2022!!
 
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SUMMER 2022 LLA 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! 

YOU CAN STILL CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM 2021 LLA EVENTS HERESEND US YOUR SUMMER 2022 PHOTOS!

31st ANNUAL LAUREL LAKE CANOE & KAYAK RACE
The 31st Annual Laurel Lake Canoe & Kayak Race was held on Saturday July 30,2022.  Despite a challenging northerly wind, this year's entries were amazing in all of the races.  Photos from the 2022 Canoe & Kayak Race can be viewed HERE.  Also, results from last year's 30th annual race are posted 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.

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.

PRIVATE WELL WATER TESTING PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

On Thursday, August 11, the Fitzwilliam Conservation Commission will host a private well water testing program. At 6:30pm, state water representatives will give a presentation and testing kits will be distributed. Following the presentation, private well owners can submit water samples to be tested. Reduced pricing has been set up and costs range from $20 for arsenic or radon up to $105 for a comprehensive exam. All samples will be analyzed by EAI Analytical Labs. Once analyzed, the lab will send a report of the results to the well owner. The town will only receive aggregate information and all personal and identifiable details will remain confidential. Testing your water on a regular basis – for arsenic and other contaminants – and treating the water if results indicate the need to, is the only way to ensure safe private well water.

For more information, contact:

Fitzwilliam Land Use Coordinator (Lori Nolan) at 603-585-9119 or fitzlanduse@fitzwilliam-nh.gov.

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."

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.
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

Registration @ 9:30am - White's Field

Races begin at 11:00am

No Boat Wake Rule During Races

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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