Year End Summaries
Milfoil Harvest Report
Lake Map (Areas subject to
Assessment Project (VLAP) Report
Lost & Found
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To preserve the natural beauty of our lake and the
surrounding area. We are a member-supported organization. Please consider joining.
This year as in years past our focus is on reducing the spread of
the exotic weed called
variable milfoil that has infested our lake. See below for more
information of what variable milfoil is and how you can help in containing
and stopping the spread of this infestation!
for the 2015 Spring Meeting can be found here.
here for the 2015 Annual Meeting minutes.
Please send your $35.00 check payable to CLAPA,
PO Box 125, Jaffrey, NH 03452 or give it to any CLAPA officer.
2016 Meeting Information
Meeting: June 18, Woodbound Inn Playbarn, 9:30am Social, 10:00am Meeting
Meeting: August 20, Woodbound Inn Playbarn, 9:30am Social, 10:00am Meeting
Need Your Help!
Due to governmental budgetary constraints much of our program costs will
fall on CLAPA. It is our responsibility as property owners and CLAPA
members to maintain our lakes beauty and our investments. Please
consider volunteering for one of our many programs that will ensure the
beauty of our lake for many years to come. A few of our volunteer
programs include milfoil diving, dive tending, weed watching and reporting
and more. Ask how you can help!
- Yearly membership dues for the year 2014-2015 remain
at $35 and are now due. Please bring your membership dues to the
Spring Informational Meeting (see details below), give it to any CLAPA
director or mail it to CLAPA, PO Box 125, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
Thank you in advance for supporting CLAPA and taking an interest in
- Because we are a member-supported organization any
additional moneys we receive over and above membership dues go
directly to maintaining and supporting the cleanup activities for your
lake. Please consider an additional contribution along with your
yearly membership dues. Any amount no matter how small will be
greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible.
Articles of Interest
State of NH Support Services
- NH Lakes
Association - We are members and program supporters. NH
Lakes Assoc. are providing a grant of $2,775.00 to support our
diving/weed pulling program. We provide matching funds in labor
- NH Department
of Environmental Services (NH DES) - Currently we are in the Water
Quality program and programs to identify areas, authorize and provide
grant for chemical treatment of selected areas.
Fish and Game
- Marine Patrol
- Random presence on the lake. In
case of accident or unsafe or unauthorized boating call the Marine
Patrol (1-800-642-9700 or 603-293-2037) or Ted Covert (603-899-6585)
or any CLAPA director.
DID YOU KNOW?
Fishing with lead
sinkers in NH is illegal?? According to the N.H. Fish and Game
Department, the U.S. Fishing and Wildlife Service and the Loon
Preservation Committee fishing in NH waters using lead sinkers is
illegal. Within three weeks of ingesting a lead sinker a loon will
die. Please help protect our loon and familiarize yourself with
these precautions http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/Fishing_PDFs/Lets_Get_the_Lead_Out.pdf
so that we preserve our current loon population on
Contoocook Lake. Below
are a few more interesting sites regarding loon and their habitat:
Wikipedia description of our
Geographic and our natural loon
Loon Preservation Committee
At the DES Conference in Concord, NH on May 21, 2011
CLAPA was acclaimed as the model milfoil program in NH for our combination
of diving and treatment!! Quite an honor! Lets keep it
|Our lake has an infestation of the exotic weed called
variable milfoil. Want to know how you can help contain and stop the
spread of this infestation? Learn
|A new invasive species may be coming
our way. Carried by water fowl or introduced
by boats in the lake, the Asiatic clam can be destructive since
there are no known predators for this invasive species. For more
information about the Asiatic clam: http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/Home/Topics/InvasiveSpecies/Details.aspx?PostID=659
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PO Box 125
Jaffrey, NH 03452
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