Town of Chesterfield
The SLA is pleased to work with any number of partner organizations, chief among them the Town of Chesterfield and the NH Department of Environmental Services. Over the years, we have worked extensively and closely with the Town Board of Selectmen, as well as the Planning Board, Finance Committee, and Conservation Commission on such issues as watershed management, road salting, lake water level, Lake District septic regulations and most recently the steep slopes ordinance. We are grateful for the many forms support we receive and particularly for the recent additional financial funding for the Spofford Lake Control and Remediation of Invasive Species Expendable Trust Fund.
State of New Hampshire
We are equally proud of our working partnership with the State of New Hampshire and particularly the Department of Environmental Services. DES has been extremely helpful in any number of projects over the years, for example, training our weed watch team, providing guidance on runoff including on 319 grants and Soak Up the Rain and assisting in the development of the Watershed Management Plan. DES is also an important partner in water quality testing and, most recently, quickly jumping in to identify cyanobacteria and advise the public of any health concerns.
We would also like to thank the NH Department of Transportation for its cooperation in the revising the protocols for road salting and help with the most recent 319 grant application.
Southwest Regional Planning Commission (SPC)
Southwest Regional Planning Commission is an important and required partner in securing and administering the US EPA and NH DES grants received to date. Thus far, grants have financed the creation of the 2018 Watershed Management Plan, and programs (319 Grants) focused on curbing stormwater runoff into the Lake.
NH LAKES Association
Lastly, NH LAKES, the association which initiated and administers the mighty and vital Lake Host Boat Inspection program. Moreover, NH LAKES provides so much valuable content and educational programming and is a strong voice in Concord advocating for legislation and funding to support strong and healthy lakes.
Page updated April 15, 2021