Friday June 27, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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Church Landing at Mills Falls 
 281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253

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Aqualogic, LLC


All Lakes Congress registrants will be entered into a FREE raffle to win a day's worth of aquatic plant mapping/harvesting from Aqualogic!

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.


New England Milfoil 




Advanced Onsite Solutions, LLC

Aqualogic, Inc.

Environmental Canine Services, LLC

FB Environmental

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Loon Preservation Committee

McIntosh Control Corp./Rain Water Solutions

NH Dept. of Environmental Services

NH Fish & Game Dept.

New England Environmental

Sippican Partners

And, more!

The New Hampshire Lakes Association (NH LAKES) cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Lakes Congress! This annual educational conference and networking event will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Church Landing at Mills Falls in Meredith along the shoreline of beautiful Meredith Bay.

The theme of the 2014 Lakes Congress is “Holistic Lake Management & Protection.” By fostering an approach that integrates lake and watershed management, pollution prevention and remediation, and education and advocacy, and that engages and builds the capacity of stakeholder groups, we will build a community of stewards that will pass New Hampshire’s lakes on to future generations in better condition than they were inherited.

Attendees can choose among 18 sessions organized within five topic tracks. These tracks are: Lake Education; Lake Advocacy; Lake & Watershed Management; Association Management; and Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert.

The 2014 Lakes Congress will also feature many returning and new exhibitors, including Environmental Canine Services' pollution-sniffing dogs!

There is so much for attendees to choose from at the 2014 Lakes Congress. We encourage lake associations to send multiple representatives.

All 2014 Lakes Congress registrants will be entered into a FREE raffle to win one day of professional services from Aqualogic! (Services are transferrable and include aquatic plant mapping and harvesting.)

We expect that the 2014 Lakes Congress will be sold out early, so don’t delay—REGISTER TODAY!

 2014 Lakes Congress Agenda

 (to veiw session descriptions - see column to left)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.       REGISTRATION (refreshments, visit exhibitors, network)

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.       WELCOMING REMARKS Andrea LaMoreaux, Vice President, NH LAKES

9:10 – 9:25 a.m.:      KEYNOTE ADDRESS Vicki Quiram, Assistant Commissioner, NH Department of Environmental Services 

 9:25 – 10:00 a.m.:   PLENARY SESSION Tom O'Brien, President, NH LAKES 

                                "Foundations of Holistic Lake Management & Protection"

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.   BREAK (refreshments, visit exhibitors, network)

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.   CONCURRENT SESSION I

A.   Lake Education Track: Aquatic Invasive Species - Status, Prevention & Early Detection

B.   Lake Advocacy Track: Grassroots Advocacy 101

C.   Lake & Watershed Management Track: Enjoying Lakes While Protecting Wildlife

D.   Association Management Track: How Mature is YOUR Group? - Organizational Life Cycles & Self Assessment 

E.   Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert - "Office Hours" Appt. 1 (10:15-10:45)

F.   Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert - "Office Hours" Appt. 1 (10:45-11:15)

11:15– 11:30 a.m.    BREAK (refreshments, visit exhibitors, network) 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    CONCURRENT SESSION II

A.   Lake Education Track: Improving the Water Quality of Pow Wow Pond One Yard at a Time

B.   Lake Advocacy Track: Lake Management Through Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building

C.   Lake & Watershed Management Track: Aquatic Invasive Species Management - Ask the People in the Trenches

D.   Association Management Track: Engaging Highly Skilled Volunteers in Your Organization

E.   Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert! - "Office Hours" Appt. 3 (11:30-12:00)  

F.   Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert! - "Office Hours" Appt. 4 (12:00-12:30)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    LUNCH (network, visit exhibitors)

1:00 1:20 p.m.      Bacteria Source Tracking and Canine Detection Demonstration

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.      CONCURRENT SESSION III

A.   Lake Education Track: The Secret Lives of Lakes - What you need to know to inspire stewardship

B.   Lake Advocacy Track: The Economics & Policy of Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention & Management

C.   Lake & Watershed Management Track: "I'll take P-ing in Lake Winnipesaukee for $500, Alex"

D.   Association Management Track: Choosing a Member Database that Meets Your Needs & Budget

E.   Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert! - "Office Hours" Appt. 5 (1:30-2:00 - FILLED)

F.   Ask the Tax & Nonprofit Organization Policy Expert! - "Office Hours" Appt. 6 (2:00-2:30 - FILLED)

2:45 3:00 p.m.       Closing Remarks