KLWA’s Education Committee strives to provide programs and activities that engage the local and seasonal communities, increasing understanding and appreciation of our watershed. We are actively involved in raising awareness about many of the issues confronting our watershed today. Below are some of the highlights of our programming:
- Present a series of walks and talks on subjects directly related to water issues in collaboration with the Greater Lovell Land Trust. 2014 programs featured:
- Aram J.K. Calhoun, Professor of Wetlands Ecology and a leading scientist in vernal pool ecology
- Peter Tobiessen, Professor Emeritus, Union College and author of “the Secret Life of a Lake: The Ecology of Northern Lakes and their Stewardship”
- Offer an Eyes-on-the-Water program in collaboration with the Town of Lovell to raise awareness about the dangers of invasive aquatic plants. This program typically includes two Eyes-on-the-Water Plant Paddles where participants gain hands-on experience in identifying invasive species.
- Sponsor a booth at Lovell Old Home Days providing information on what each of us can do to preserve the quality of our watershed.
- Publish and distribute educational tools on boating safety, loon protection and aquatic plant identification.
- Oversee the Joan Irish Endowment, which annually grants a college scholarship to a graduating senior at Fryeburg Academy planning to pursue higher education in field related to environmental studies.