Archive for July 2012


MLPA actions recognized – “Hartford Courant”

- July 25, 2012
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In a recent July 12, 2012 issue of the “Hartford Courant”, Professor Robert Thorson recognized the positive activities of both the NHDES and MLPA. Professor Thorson, a Mirror Lake summer visitor, suggested that the State of Connecticut follow the lead of the proactive actions of both NHDES and MLPA. Our efforts continue to enhance the quality […]

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MLPA moving forward on Mirror Lake WMP (Watershed Management Plan)

- July 18, 2012
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On Saturday July 14, 2012 a careful search was conducted at 15 properties on Mirror Lake in an effort to find exemplary spots for rain gardens and water management sites. Surprisingly, large trees with roots, the location of septic systems, wells and other structures, inhibited the search. We found plenty of those! Dusty Davies, Kathy […]

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MLPA Education Committee

- July 18, 2012
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The MLPA Education Committee made the following presentation at the Annual Meeting held on June 30th, 2012. Chairperson Kathy Sciarappa, with assistance from Norma Milne, prepared and delivered the PowerPoint presentation as the closing speaker. Please take a few moments and view the slide show in PDF format.  This is a prime example of the quality […]

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Mirror Lake – Lang Pond Road Beach – e-coli hazard has passed!

- July 6, 2012
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I have been advised that the test results were  less than 2 which means: The “<2” means less than 2 colonies of E. coli per 100 ml of water. The state standard is 88 colonies of E. coli per 100 ml of water. If it is above 88 colonies of E. coli per 100 ml […]

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Lang Pond Road Beach – NHDES links & Response

- July 5, 2012
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As a follow up to some questions received, the following is the email response from Sonya Carlson of NHDES. Hi Dusty, The link from our website is: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/samples.htm and http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/health.htm The Center For Disease Control information is http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/ There is no reason to think that the entire lake is contaminated.  While there is no way to be sure […]

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Lang Pond Road Beach, high levels of e-coli. To be retested today!

- July 5, 2012
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MLPA has been notified by NH DES that water sampling on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Lang Pond Road Beach showed high levels of e-coli.  NHDES advised the Tuftonboro Code Officer and he will be posting a yellow “beach hazard” sign.  The beach is tested for e-coli three times a year and this is the first […]

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A Tribute Event in Honor of Jody Connor, Former DES Limnology Center Director

- July 2, 2012
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In Honor of a Special Friend to Mirror Lake A message from NHDES:   Please join us in honoring the memory of friend, mentor, colleague and former Department of Environmental Services (DES) Limnology Center Director, Jody Connor.  Jody passed away in June 2011, and in his honor we will be holding a memorial event and […]

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