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Pat Harris recently took this wonderful photo of the outlet
showing about 100 or so overwintering Mallards









2014 Spring Cleanup Success!

Clean Culverts & Roadsides!

Helps Keep Debris

 Out of the Pond

Thanks to all who Participated


Messer Pond Watershed Study

Study Summary


Messer Pond

Best Management Practices

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VLAP Biennial Report Card:

 Messer Pond Water Quality 2012


VLAP Regional Report  for Dartmouth Lake Sunapee 2012


Lake Host Program

Weed Watchers

Water Quality Monitoring

Volunteers Needed!


MPPA Board Meetings

Date TBD

Meetings are held at

Tracy Memorial Library,
304 Main Street, New London


Latest Meeting Minutes



MPPA 2014 Annual

Meeting Presentation


2013 Annual Meeting Minutes 



~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


Board of Selectmen

Monday 3/2, 3/16, 3/30 @ 6:00 pm


Budget Committee

Wednesday 2/25, 3/4 @ 7:00 pm


Conservation Commission

Wednesday 3/18 @ 8:30 am


Planning Board

Tuesday 3/3, 3/24 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday 3/4 @ 7:00 pm Snow Date


Zoning Board of Adjustment

Wednesday 3/11 @ 6:30 pm


Citizens Advisory Committee

Saturday 3/7? @ 7:30 am



Kearsarge Regional

School District


KRSD Website 



MPPA Benefit Dinner:

Thursday's Child
at the
Coach House Restaurant,
New London Inn

March 12, 5:30 - 9:00
Online Reservations or 526-2791







Kickoff Meeting



Read the President's Letter





 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


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

P.O. Box 103

New London, NH 03257


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