What is the MLPA?

The Mirror Lake Protective Association ("MLPA") is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 that works to maintain the environmental quality of Mirror Lake and its watershed, a 378-acre lake located in the towns of Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro in Carroll County, New Hampshire.

Recent MLPA News

  • Loon Preservation Committee – Summer 2014 Newsletter:

    A great resource of information pertaining to Loons.  With our newly hatched chicks this newsletter may provide you with further understanding on how we can be good neighbors with our Loons.

    Loon Preservation Committee – Summer 2014 Newsletter

  • The Tuftonboro Times:

    Stay in touch with your community, follow The Tuftonboro Times.

    The Tuftonboro Times – Summer 2014

  • Officers & Board Members elected at Annual Meeting:

    Mirror Lake Protective Association held it’s annual meeting on June 21, 2014 at which time Kathy Sciarappa, Chairman of the Nominating Committee presented the slate of Officers and Board Members for consideration.  With no nominations from the floor the slate was unanimously adopted.  Gene Kelley is the newly elected President of the Association.  Val Zanchuk will continue as Vice President, Alison Jones is the new Treasurer and Julie Tryder continues as Secretary.  Dusty Davies was thanked for her valuable service as President and will continue to serve the Association as a Board Member.  Newly elected to the Board is Larry Gil.  Continuing to serve the Association as Board members are Steve Dombroski, Kathy Sciarappa, Ed Pease and Nancy Byrd.

    Special thanks to Dick Byrd for his services as Treasurer, Mary Ann Murray and Donna Cote for their contributions as Board Members.

  • Aquatic Plants of Mirror Lake 2014 – Guide:

    Amy P. Smagula of NHDES has produced a fantastic guide on the Aquatic Plants of Mirror Lake.  This is an easy to read and follow presentation.  Hope everyone takes the time to open or download this valuable asset.  Click image to view Guide.

  • Bald Eagle For Sure:

    If there had been any doubt regarding our feather friend, it’s been settled.  A big thanks to Mirror Lake’s “official” photographer, WedgePhotoworks©

    “This guy/gal (mom or dad) is definitely more camera shy than the other two. I was at least 100 yards away and only had about a minute or so before it was gone.

    Not really “in my range” but better than nothing…!”  Ed




  • Mirror Lake Baby Loon Pictures:

    A very special thanks to WedgePhotoWorks© for providing us these wonderful shots of our new arrival on Mirror Lake.  The Powerpoint Show was made courtesy of and with permission to use by WedgePhotoWorks.

    Click picture of the loon to view slideshow of the new arrival.


  • Low Impact Landscaping for Homeowners:

    This slide presentation provides homeowners with an overview of “low impact development” (LID) storm water management practices and gives a step-by step guide to building rain gardens, “bioretention cells”, porous pavers, rain barrels, and other LID landscaping techniques that use native shrubs, annuals and perennial flowers.

    Click link to right for slides:


  • Young Eagle on Mirror Lake:

    A special thanks to a MLPA member for sharing these fantastic shots of an immature Eagle that calls Mirror Lake home.  The photos are protected by Copyright 2013 WEDGEphoto and have been shared with us for publishing on the web site.






  • The Frightful Fourteen:

    14 exotic aquatic plants are prohibited in New Hampshire due to their abilities to choke surface waters, harm native vegetation and wildlife, impact recreation, and lower property values.

    These exotic aquatic plant species are regulated in New Hampshire – and you can help to prevent their spread.

    According to NHDES there are 9 different exotic aquatic plants already in some of NH’s waters and DES wants everyone’s help in keeping out the additional 5 species.  Please follow the link to DES’s brochure (pdf) for more details.

  • Notice of Free Workshop – details on “Programs” page:

    The issue:  Prevent the risk of cyanobacteria blooms in Mirror Lake by reducing the level of phosphorus.

    How?  Slow the flow of storm water run-off which carries phosphorus loaded sediment into Mirror Lake.

    What?  A free workshop to teach participants ways to beautify their property while protecting Mirror Lake’s water quality.

    When?  Saturday, July 20th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Mirror Lake Community Church  (where Tuftonboro Neck Road intersects Governor Wentworth Highway – Route 109 north).

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