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MPPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

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2016 Watershed Summary and Next Steps


2016 Completed

Messer Pond Watershed Plan

and Appendices


2015 NHDES VLAP Workshop Presentation:

The Messer Pond Watershed-based Implementation Plan - More Science on a Lower Budget


2013 Messer Pond

Watershed Management Plan:

Site Specific Project Plan


2015 Spring Cleanup Success!

Clean Culverts & Roadsides!

Helps Keep Debris

 Out of the Pond

Thanks to all who Participated


Messer Pond

Best Management Practices


VLAP Individual Lake Report:

 Messer Pond Water Quality 2014


VLAP Regional Report  for Dartmouth Lake Sunapee 2012

Lake Host Program

Weed Watchers

Water Quality Monitoring

Volunteers Needed!


MPPA Board Meeting

Wed, 2/15 @ 7:00pm

Meetings are held at

Tracy Memorial Library,
304 Main Street, New London


Latest Meeting Minutes


MPPA 2016 Annual

Meeting Presentation



~Town of New London~


Town Website & Calendar


Zoning Ordinance


Unless otherwise specified all meetings are held in the Sydney L Crook Conference Rm, 2nd Floor, Town Offices, 375 Main St


Meeting Minutes



3/15 @ 7:00pm

Old Middle School

 14 Cougar Court


Board of Selectmen

 2/21, 3/6, 3/20 @ 6:00 pm


Conservation Commission

2/15, 3/15 @ 8:30 am


Planning Board

2/28, 3/21 @ 6:30 pm


Zoning Board of Adjustment

2/6, 2/7, 3/7 @ 6:30 pm


Budget Committee

2/8, 2/9 @ 7:00 pm


Citizen's Advisory Committee

2/4 @ 7:30 am



Kearsarge Regional

School District


KRSD Website 


MPPA Annual Report


 2016 Town of New London Annual Report

MPPA Calendar July - Sandy Brown


New London

 Winter Carnival


New London Jack Frost Dinner 

Jack Frost Dinner

2/17  5:30 - 7:00pm


Market on the Green

at Whipple Hall

2/18 10:00am - 4:00pm

2/19 10:00am - 1:30pm 


Scavenger Hunt

2/18  11:00am - 2:00pm


New London S'mores Party

S'mores Party

2/18 5:00 - 6:00pm


New London Fireworks 


2/18 6:00 - 6:30pm



 Welcome to the MPPA Website


The Messer Pond Protective Association (MPPA) is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to oversee the well-being of Messer Pond and the surrounding watershed in New London, New Hampshire.  Our goals are to maintain the health and beauty of Messer Pond for the benefit of all human and wildlife residents. 

The MPPA was founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1997.  Its primary purposes are threefold: environmental, educational and effective public access.  Specifically:

a)  Promote stewardship of and monitor Messer Pond and its watershed area to preserve and protect its many qualities as a natural resource;

b)  Educate its membership, the community, and the general public on the proper environmental preservation and use of Messer Pond and its watershed;

c)  To maintain insofar as possible a desirable water level for Messer Pond;

d)  Assist in and support the work of federal, state, and local authorities in protecting Messer Pond's ecology with respect to water purity and its natural populations of fish, water birds and other wildlife;

e)  Educate its membership, the community and the general public using the water body about the boating rules and regulations, both state and local, pertaining to Messer Pond; and encourage all to comply with such rules and regulations; and

f)  Promote and assist in other events and activities that advance the purity, safety and recreational value of Messer Pond and collaborate with other organizations in endeavors that further the purposes of the MPPA.


About Messer Pond   Physical Description and Location of Messer Pond

Membership & Donations   Application and Donation Form for the current calendar year

MPPA Brochure  A Summary Description of MPPA's history and purpose with an invitation to join and/or support


>>>NEW<<< Members Only  Password Protected Membership Directory 

Current Officers   Officers' and Directors' contact information

Meeting Minutes   Current Board of Directors Minutes  

Archives   Meeting Minutes, Messer Ponderings issues, MPPA Bylaws, MPPA Articles of Agreement 

Water Protection   Lake Hosting, Weed Watching, and Water Quality Testing  

Messer Pond Watershed   Watershed Stewardship  

Education   Past MPPA Educational Programs and Material 

Water Safety   Boating Regulations & Marine Patrol Contact Info 

Fish & Wildlife   NH Fish & Game Fish Survey, May 2007 

Photo Gallery    Photos of Events and of Messer Pond 

Links   Internet Links to Relevant Lake Protective Sites 

Members Page   Postings by Members - help wanted, for sale, group hikes, etc.

Items for Sale to Support MPPA   MPPA Calendars, Note Cards and Tee-Shirts - many designs available


New London Weather Link   Courtesy of The Weather Channel



 MPPA is a Proud Member of:




Messer Pond Protective Association
PO Box 103
New London, NH 03257

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