Messer Pond Lake Host Program



Over 55 waterbodies in New Hampshire are now impacted by exotic plants.

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The goal of the Lake Host Program is to prevent the spread of exotic milfoil and other invasive aquatic plants into New Hampshire waters.  The Program is educational in nature, whereby trained Lake Hosts stationed at public motorized boat ramps (1) educate visiting boaters about exotic plants by distributing brochures, answering questions, and completing a brief boater survey; (2) conduct courtesy boat and trailer inspections on vessels; and (3) show boaters where to look for plants on boats and encourage them to self-inspect.  In addition, Lake Hosts remove and properly dispose of all plant material found; and send samples of suspicious plants removed to the NH Department of Environmental Services for identification.


The Lake Host program is a wonderful complement to our Weed Watching and Water Quality Monitoring programs.  It offers a great opportunity to participate in further protecting our pond and, for the paid hosts, to earn some money.  Paid Lake Hosts must be at least 18 years of age.  Paid Lake Hosts are paid directly by the New Hampshire Lakes Association.


All Messer Pond residents seeking additional information about this program and/or interested in participating as either a paid Lake Host or a volunteer Lake Host should contact MPPA President, John Doyle,







Messer Pond Protective Association

P.O. Box 103

New London, NH 03257


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