At the heart of all non-profit organizations are the members and volunteers who make the mission of the organization possible. The Squam Lakes Conservation Society (SLCS) has been fortunate in having dedicated members who provide financial support, make up the Board of Directors, serve on committees, and assist with a variety of programs. Please join us!
Financial support allows us to work towards our mission. Visit our Support Us page to find out more about the different ways you can financially support us.
Volunteers perform a number of valuable activities from conservation easement monitoring to other duties related to land stewardship including pulling invasive plant species, to picking up roadside trash and helping the stewardship staff with a variety of projects. For example during the summer of 2018, we focused our efforts on removing invasive bittersweet, honeysuckle, and multiflora rose, etc. at Mill Brook Preserve every Wednesday morning! Visit our Volunteer page to find out more about volunteer opportunities including conservation easement monitoring opportunities.
2018 Lakes Region Conservation Corp
The Squam Lakes Conservation Society’s (SLCS) mission is to preserve the unique quality and character of Squam by protecting lands for present and future generations. In 2018, SLCS will host two LRCC-SLCS members for 22.5 weeks from May through October as part of the greater Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC). These positions will complete training with other LRCC members from the Squam Lakes Association and the Lake Region Conservation Trust, but the day-to-day work for the two SLCS members will be through SLCS.
Members will work on a variety of projects including managing SLCS preserves, monitoring conservation easements, removing invasive species, assisting landowners with their land management goals, and advancing land conservation projects, including using GIS and creating baseline documentation reports for newly conserved land. Members will also help develop educational curriculum to encourage students and educators to utilize our preserves as an outdoor classroom. Members will get exposure to all levels of land conservation work in a community that places a premium on the protection of its natural resources. SLCS is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and the NH Land Trust Coalition.