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  • 5 Jul 2020 5:55 PM | SLA Reporter (Administrator)

    A paddle boarder, with tether unattached and no life jacket, nearly drowned mid afternoon on July 4th. Unable to swim to his board after losing his balance, he was very lucky that Meredith Donaher and Josh Hagstrom saw that he was drowning.  Lucky too that both are accomplished swimmers and that Meredith had water rescue training. Nearly unconscious when they got him to shore, the man was recovering when the Spofford Fire Department arrived.

    Thanks to Meredith, Josh and the Spofford Fire Department. Well done.

    Lesson: You can actually drown.  Think safety on  the water. Paddle boarders, tether the board to your ankle and wear your life preserver.

  • 19 Jun 2020 12:00 PM | SLA Reporter (Administrator)

    In partnership with Beeze Tees of Keene, NH, the Spofford Lake Association is operating an online store for members and the public to purchase Spofford Lake merchandise!

    You can browse and purchase shirts, sweatshirts and hats with the new SLA logo and then pick them up in Beeze Tees' Keene location or have them shipped directly to you.

    Make sure to get you 'stuff' before the store closes. When it's closed, it's closed!

  • 29 May 2020 12:00 PM | SLA Reporter (Administrator)

    Last fall the DES funded an $80,000 grant to help shoreline property owners reduce their stormwater runoff. The grant will pay for consultants’ planning expenses and materials which could include plants, shrubs, stone, soil, mulch, gutters, rain barrels, etc. The property owner then supply the volunteer labor or hired labor to complete the project.

    Earlier this spring, members of FB Environmental visited nine properties on the Lake as a first step in this grant process. They will provide recommendations for land owners to make changes on their property that when completed will reduce the amount of stormwater that runs into the lake, getting us closer to the goals set in the Watershed Management Plan.

    For this first round the grant 9 properties were selected that will have the greatest impact when improvements are made. The SLA will continue to apply for the 319 grant each year to involve more and more property owners.

  • 12 May 2020 12:00 PM | SLA Reporter (Administrator)

    This Spring is very different than any other we've experienced around the Lake. 'Social-Distancing' means that we see neighbors from 6 feet away only on our walks. When and how this will pass, we've yet to know. Summer, almost certainly, will be very different than any of us planned earlier this year. 

    Given this, the Board has cancelled the SLA's Annual Meeting this year. Elections of new officers will instead be done by mail-in ballot. Watch for this material in your spring SLA newsletter. 

    Nevertheless, the SLA plans to continue its work and programs to 'To protect, enhance and sustain the ecological, environmental and recreational character of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed'.

Spofford Lake Association
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Spofford NH, 03462 USA



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