The Lake Host program is our line of defense against infestation of Conway Lake by invasive species such as milfoil, fanwort and zebra mussels.

 

Once invasives become established, they are nearly impossible to eradicate, cost tens of thousands of dollars annually to control, and reduce property and recreational values by roughly one-third.

 

Lake Hosts will be on duty starting Memorial Day through Labor Day

6am – 7pm and on weekends up through Columbus Day.

“CONWAY CARES” IN & OUT VOLUNTARY BOAT INSPECTION PROGRAM

 

 

Conway Lake Conservation Association introduced a new boat launch voluntary tagging program in May of 2018. The program was designed for all repeat users of Conway Lake. It is called the “Conway Cares” In & Out Boat Inspection Program.

 

This unique, first in New Hampshire pilot program, was designed to improve the Lake Host efficiency at the Conway Lake boat launch site located on Mill Street. It was also introduced to help with the ongoing education of the public about the dangers of “Aquatic Hitchhikers” like Milfoil and other invasive species.

Here is an overview of how this new voluntary pilot program worked:

After normal Lake Host inspection prior to launching, boaters with trailered boats were asked if they want to register and join the new “Conway Cares” In & Out boat inspection program.

If they want to participate they receive a “Conway Cares” decal to go on their boat and when they pull their boat out of the Lake with the decal on their boat, the Lake Host then attaches a secure wire seal from the boat to the trailer.

 

When the Boat returns to Conway Lake in the future, with the secure wire seal in place, it indicates that the boat has not been in any other Lake. The wire seal is then cut, removed and the boat goes right into Conway Lake with no additional Lake Host inspection required.

 

The program applied to trailered boats only and did not apply to Canoes and Kayaks which still had to undergo normal Lake Host Inspection every time they launch on Conway Lake.

 

This new program ran from Memorial Day thru Columbus Day weekend.

 

Overall Conway Lake Host Inspection results:

                                                     2018      2017      Variance

 Total Watercraft Inspected              4,419    4,559      <3.2%>
                 Trailered Boats               2,157   2,013       + 9.2%
                 Canoes & Kayaks            2,261   2,489      <10%>
                 New Tagging Members       100      N/A
                 Tagging Visits recorded   * 345      N/A

 

                             *included in the total of 4,419

 

For more information contact:

Conway Lake Conservation Association – Rick Blank at Rick@rickrobin.com or

Senior Lake Host – Judy Capreralla at Capreralla@Gmail.com

Conway Lake Conservation Association Board Officers

 

Kin Earle: President

Rick Gronneberg: Vice President

Eric Tambor: Secretary

Sumner Jones: Treasurer

Share your thoughts!

 

Bill Petry: (781) 929-2021 (Membership Info)

Kin Earle: (978) 884-8541 (General Information)    

 KinEarle@aol.com

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