TPPA has issued a JOB ANNOUNCEMENT for a paid Weed Watcher this summer.
1. to provide a summer work opportunity for one or two local (Milton or Lebanon) students, and
2. to augment TPPA’s Volunteer Weed Watcher Program with more intensive monitoring of vulnerable areas of Three Ponds’ shoreline.
Click here for the Job Announcement.
Milton Public Works Department is having a Roadside Clean-up Day and Open House on Saturday 19 April 2014 from 9:00 AM to Noon. Refreshments will be provided to volunteers. Click here for info on when to sign in as a volunteer.
In 2014 TPPA will continue to offer grants of up to $250 to individual home owners for remediation of erosion sites. ..click for an Application
The Dec 2013 issue of the TPPPA Newsletter is in the mail. Click here to download it.
One of our members found a jelly-like blob attached to a dock. NH DES told us it was a harmless Bryozoan. Click Here to learn more…
Get the Lead Out!
On August 16 2013, Tiffany Grade, a biologist from the NH Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) gave us an excellent presentation on the State of Loons in NH. Data collected by LPC since 1989 shows that lead fishing tackle is a major cause of adult loon mortality, accounting for 50% of all documented adult loon deaths in the state. These deaths are completely preventable. We urge all of you anglers to please use non-lead fishing tackle. See LPC pamphlet on this subject.
Milfoil Invades Nearby Spaulding Pond!
Click here to read Steve Baker’s newspaper article about this disaster and why we must all be vigilant about inspecting incoming boats for invasive plants. It takes only one “dirty” boat to ruin things for all of us.
TPPA Elects New Officers
At the membership meeting on 21 June members elected the following officers for the 2012 season:
President Steve Baker
Vice Pres Mike McDonnell
Secretary Wendy Beckwith
Steve Baker will continue to serve as Treasurer until a replacement is found.