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Winter Water Quality Monitoring on Squam

Squam Lakes Association

  • January 1–February 28

This is an ongoing Citizen Science Experience. Contact the sponsoring organization to join in.



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The Squam Lakes Association is enhancing its water quality monitoring program by going year round! We are going to begin recording what’s going on under the ice. Monitoring the lake doesn’t end with summer and we need your help. We have 6 water quality sites and are seeking volunteers to lend a hand in collecting data and water samples from each. Sites need to be visited once monthly during the winter.

Get in touch!  We’ll show you what needs doing, set you up with a sampling kit and choose a site. Then it’s time to strap on the skis or snowshoes, or hop on the sled and venture out for some fresh air and quality conservation work.

Squam Lake Winter Water Monitoring Website