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Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure

February 6th, 2015
Need financing for that stormwater improvement project?  Don’t know what resources are out there? Check out the new EPA document:

Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure, Finance  Options and Resources for Local Decision-Makers summarizes various funding sources that can be used to support stormwater management programs or finance individual projects.  Each type of funding source is illustrated by several municipal programs and contains a list of additional resources.  A comparative matrix is included which describes  the advantages and disadvantages of the various funding sources.

Crystal Clear Volunteers

November 19th, 2014

Citizen scientists put NH lakes monitoring program in national spotlight!

As a regional winner of the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Scholarship Award, UNH’s Lakes Lay Monitoring Program was one of four finalists competing for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.   The Winnipesaukee Watershed Association was honored to be chosen as the community partner representative for the award!


Moultonborough Bay Inlet Restoration Plan kicks off!

November 19th, 2014

Moultonborough Bay Inlet Restoration Plan kicks off!

On October 27, 2014, the Winnipesaukee Watershed Association and FB Environmental Associates held a kick off meeting at the Moultonborough Public Library to present an overview of the steps and process involved in developing a restoration plan to address water quality impairments in Moultonborough Bay Inlet.

The restoration plan will assist the town in identifying sources of pollutants within the Moultonborough Inlet sub-watershed that have led to the impairments and propose measures to address those sources.

If you are a resident of Moultonborough or Sandwich and are interested in serving on the Plan Advisory Committee, please contact Pat Tarpey, Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, at 581-6632.

Projects are underway!

November 18th, 2013

The City of Laconia just completed constructing a bio-retention basin located at the intersection of White Oaks Road and Weirs Blvd.  The bio-retention basin will help filter out pollutants before they enter Paugus Bay, Laconia’s drinking water source.  This was one of the projects identified in the Meredith, Paugus, Saunders Bay Watershed Management Plan.  Way to go Laconia!  Click on the link for an article on the project.  11.15.13_Paugus Bay

Map Atlas

November 29th, 2012

Check out the new map atlas that can be found under the ‘Watershed’ tab.  The selection of maps provide a quick visual of where certain features are found such as aquifers, steep slopes, wetlands, and which communities have ordinances in place to protect these features or resources.

Stormwater Footprint calculator – “What’s Your P?”

October 26th, 2012

You can now determine your property’s stormwater footprint by using the online pollutant load calculator that can be found under the “Resources” tab on the Gateway.

Adapted from the NH Department of Environmental Services’ “NH Residential Loading Model”, the “What’s Your P?” calculator allows a homeowner to determine their current stormwater footprint, the potential reductions in pollutant load from the installation of stormwater treatment practices, or the potential impact from construction activities such as the addition of a garage.

The “What’s Your P?” calculator is a great tool to use in combination with the ‘New Hampshire Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management’ – featuring do-it- yourself stormwater solutions for the home.




Gunstock Brook Stream Study Now Available!

July 23rd, 2012

A stream geomorphic assessment of Gunstock Brook was conducted by Bear Creek Environmental, LLC (BCE) in August 2011, with funding provided by the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation and the Belknap County Conservation District. A planning strategy based on fluvial geomorphic science was chosen because it provides a holistic, watershed-scale approach to identifying the stressors on river ecosystem health. The stream geomorphic assessment data can be used by resource managers, community watershed groups, municipalities and others to identify how changes to land use alter the physical processes and habitat of rivers. The stream geomorphic assessment data will be used to help focus stream restoration activities within the watershed and assist with town planning. You can find the study and its appendices under the Resources tab.

Interactive Water Quality Map

December 7th, 2011

Interactive Water Quality Map Now On Line!!

Check out the Monitoring Sites Map under the ‘Monitoring the Lake’ tab. The interactive map allows visitors to the Winnipesaukee Gateway website to access available water quality data for all of Lake Winnipesaukee.  The dynamic map provides up-to-date, easily accessible phosphorus, secchi-disk and chlorophyll-a data and allows the user to select from a variety of layers and views.