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Feds go along with name change for Lake Wicwas

December 22, 2019

Published December 20, 2019 – Laconia Daily Sun

Letter from U.S. Geological Survey

Governor signs bill standardizing spelling of “Wicwas”

December 22, 2019

Published July 19, 2019 – Laconia Daily Sun

Chinese Mystery Snails in Wicwas

July 23, 2019

Published July 23, 2019 – Laconia Daily Sun

What a Difference a “K” Makes

February 5, 2019

What a difference a K makes

Published February 3, 2019 – The Concord Monitor

What a difference a K makes.

“It has been an aggravation and irritation for some time,” is how David Thorpe of Meredith puts it when talking about whether the letter K belongs in the name of a small lake. “In the last 10 to 15 years, with GPS becoming so ubiquitous, it has become a problem.”

Via The Concord Monitor

Meredith Select Board Approves “Lake Wicwas” as official name.

February 5, 2019

Published January 31, 2019 – The Meredith News


Lake Hosts help prevent spread of invasive species

May 22, 2015

Lake Hosts Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

Published 21 May 2015 – The Laconia Daily Sun

LACONIA — Memorial Day weekend not only signifies the start of the recreational boating season, it also marks the official start of the New Hampshire Lakes Association (NH LAKES) Lake Host Program.  This summer, approximately 750 Lake Hosts stationed at 105 of the most highly used boat ramps throughout the state will teach boaters how to clean, drain, and dry their boats to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species from water body to water body.

via Lake Hosts help prevent spread of invasive species.

Editorial: Loons and Lead; N.H. Bill Offers Needed Protection | Valley News

April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
(Published in print: Saturday, April 13, 2013)

If you sense that there are significantly more loons on the lakes, ponds and rivers of New Hampshire than just a few decades ago, you’re absolutely right. Thanks to the hard work of the Loon Preservation Committee and other conservation organizations, about three times as many loons now take up summer residence in New Hampshire as did in the mid-’70s. Anyone who has watched one of these spectacularly handsome birds or heard its signature call can only be grateful for how much has been achieved.

But it hasn’t been easy. Loons are not only finicky breeders, they’re slow ones.

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Vistors from Great Britain treated to ride & tea aboard Meredith man’s hand-built steamship

September 11, 2012

Vistors from Great Britain treated to ride & tea aboard Meredith man’s hand-built steamship.

Protected Loon Shot In New Hampshire « CBS Boston

September 4, 2012

Protected Loon Shot In New Hampshire « CBS Boston.

NH Fish and Game seeks help in loon shooting –

September 3, 2012

NH Fish and Game seeks help in loon shooting –