Photo Credit: Don Yurewicz
The Conway Lake Conservation Association (CLCA) was founded in 1960 under the name of Walker’s Pond Water Conservation Society. Our mission is to preserve the water quality of Conway Lake, its tributaries and estuaries, and to protect the habitat for loons, bald eagles, and other wildlife indigenous to the lake’s environment. The most important activity we support is the Lake Host Program, inspecting boats entering the Lake via the public boat launch. This is the CLCA's largest annual cost and is critical in protecting the Lake from invasive plants and species. Inspecting boats entering NH lakes is now State Law (N.H. REA 487:16-d) and we are working in partnership with the town of Conway. CLCA has 3 employees who are stationed at the town beach boat launch daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day 6am - 7pm (and on weekends through Columbus Day) inspecting boats entering the lake according to this new law. Association members are mostly folks who own property on the lake, but membership is open to others who are interested in the Association’s mission. CLCA also contracts with divers who do periodic inspections for invasive weeds such as milfoil. Additionally CLCA membership supports the New Hampshire Loon Preservation Committee and the New Hampshire Lakes Association.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Patrol
Volunteers monitor shoreline plant growth and send samples of any species that are difficult to identify to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services if we feel that we have found an invasive infestation.
MORE PEOPLE ARE NEEDED FOR THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM! TO VOLUNTEER CALL MARIA GROSS AT: 603-447-6068.
Water Quality Testing
Volunteers collect weekly water samples from the lake during the summer months and test them for clarity and content. Volunteers use their own boats for this. Water samples are also taken from tributaries semi-annually.
TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT FRED GODBOLD: 603-447-4831.
Lake Host Program
In concert with the NH Lakes Association, we sponsor and fund a Lake Host Program. Three Lake Host employees inspect boats at the town launch ramp to prevent invasive weeds from entering the lake.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO ASSIST AS A LAKE HOST CALL TOM DEANS AT: 603-447-6914.