Reflections On The Lake
"The Lake Host Program is a group of people trying to stop the spread of exotic weeds that are invading the lakes in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. We take a course about administering the program, learn all about these exotic species and educate the public on how to inspect their boats by offering a courtesy boat inspection.
We could really use some more volunteers to cover during the week. That is definitely the time we are most vulnerable. It only takes one little piece of a weed and the whole lake could be infested within a few years. If you have seen the pictures of an infested lake, you would volunteer to keep this from happening to us."
Celeste Schmitt, Lake Host Volunteer
PLIA Mission Statement
The Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association (PLIA) is a Private, Non-Profit Organization formed to monitor and act upon environmental and safety issues in the Pawtuckaway Lake Watershed area. The PLIA also provides education, information, recreation and other services to its members.
The Association routinely conducts water quality sampling under the New Hampshire Volunteer Lake Assessment program of the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Other activities (sailboat races, fishing derbies, etc.) may be coordinated by the Association, but are funded by program participants.