Healthy Lakes Focus of Upcoming Meeting

Freedom—September 18, 2023—Freedom’s Berry Bay Association is sponsoring a public presentation on the importance of preserving and protecting local lakes, rivers and streams on Saturday, September 30, in Freedom Town Hall.

The speaker will be Andrea LaMoreau, President and Policy Advocate of the Concord-based non-profit organization NH LAKES. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

“Freedom has at least seven ponds and rivers which are irreplaceable natural resources that are important to the health of the Ossipee Watershed,” said Berry Bay Association President Roberta MacCarthy.

“This is an opportunity to hear from the state’s foremost lake organization about the importance of these bodies of water to the environment, the economy and property values,” she said.

LaMoreau joined NH LAKES in 2007, bringing extensive experience and understanding of how lake volunteers can help ensure clean and healthy lakes, and make caring for them a way of life.

Many Ossipee Lake residents will recall LaMoreau for her many years of managing DES’s Volunteer Lake Assessment Program.

Berry Bay Association’s MacCarthy said its members are increasingly concerned about how climate change and the increasing population in the Ossipee Lake Region are “changing the way we enjoy our lakes and rivers.”

“With the increasing frequency of significant rain events, it is more important than ever that we act individually on our own property to minimize run-off water and possible pollution, as well as act together on such issues,” she said.

Coffee and refreshments will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. That’s September 30 at Freedom Town Hall.

For more information or questions, please call (617) 780-5724.

1 comment

  1. Jon Swan 7 months ago September 19, 2023

    Shoot, have a prior engagement…would love to be there! We are hoping to roll out our state-wide PFAS testing initiative, to establish protective baselines for lakes and well vs unwanted industry and development which may threaten our water sources! Stay tuned!

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