Landscaping for Water Quality
NEXT TRAINING -
Soak Up the Rain - Landscaping for Water Quality in the Lakes Region - March 30 & 31, 2017 in Moultonborough, NH.
Registration is now closed and the class is full. To be put on a waiting list, please call Suzanne Hebert at 603-862-3200.
Lake Winnipesaukee Association and the Moultonborough Conservation Commission are offering $20 off the normal registration fee of $69 per person before March 23, for landscapers who work in the Winnipesaukee Watershed and/or are from Moultonborough. If you qualify, please contact Cathy Neal at 603-862-3208 to get a coupon code before you register online.
Your landscape can make an important difference in the health of Lake Winnipesaukee or your local rivers, lakes and streams, even if you don’t live on shoreline property. Appropriate trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in your landscape will help capture and absorb rain water and snowmelt. This helps prevent contaminants such as nutrients, sediments and bacteria from reaching the Lake or other water bodies.
Do you or your landscaper know how to keep your property looking great without using excessive amounts of fertilizers and pesticides? Would you like to install landscape features that help promote clean and healthy water by slowing down spreading out, and soaking up runoff on your property?
Most of the program development cost was underwritten by a Project of Special Merit Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) awarded to the NH Dept. of Environmental Services and UNH Cooperation to develop and conduct this training. Last year's program can be viewed here.
A list of landscape professionals who have completed training to date can be found here:
Landscaping at the Water's Edge
Landscaping at the Water’s Edge is a manual for NH landowners and landscapers that covers the basics of ecological design for water quality protection in lakes, rivers, streams and coastal areas. Not just for shoreland properties, anyone who lives in a watershed shares the responsibility for protecting our water. The program was developed by a team of UNH Cooperative Extension specialists in water resource and horticulture.
Click on the Publications button above to order or download the book.