Dear friends and members of the Kolelemook Lake Protective Association:
2021 has been a remarkable year on Lake Kolelemook. Despite the added challenges of the COVID pandemic, your membership and donations of time and money have allowed us to continue our successful weed watcher, water quality sampling, and Lake Host programs. These programs help us to ensure the beauty and viability of our lake for the future.
The highlight of the summer and fall on the lake was the opportunity to watch the birth and growth of a loon chick. It was the first loon to be born on Kolelemook in living memory, and the KLPA took an active part in working with the Loon Preservation Committee to facilitate its safety. We assisted in locating and installing a floating nest for the mating pair to hatch the egg and posted signage to protect the trio from motorized watercraft and curious admirers. Your membership helped to create a pleasant home for the loons, and the nest is ready to welcome them home next summer!
The beauty and biodiversity of Lake Kolelemook impacts us all, from the value of our real estate to our physical and emotional health. This era of the pandemic has proven to us all the value and impact a pristine lake can have in our lives. As recent reports on cyanobacteria blooms and invasive aquatic weeds in New Hampshire lakes have revealed, the health of a lake can deteriorate rapidly. With your continued support the KLPA will protect this precious resource at the heart of Springfield. When you consider your year-end charitable giving, please keep KLPA in mind. We are now a 501(c)(3) organization, allowing your donations to be tax-deductible. If you follow the link to our membership page, you can both renew your membership and make a donation through our PayPal link (link here). We will reply with an acknowledgement of your gift. Also, please keep in mind that some employers will match your charitable gifts through a donor match program.
With gratitude and hopes for a healthy and happy season,