Our Squam Speaker Series is held once a month on Wednesday evenings. Forever Squam? is the third of our SPRING INTO ACTION series focused on inspiring people to take action to help the environment. Roger Larochelle from the Squam Lakes Conservation Society will discuss Squam's impressive commitment to land conservation. But is it enough to ensure its future amidst culture and climate change?
The Squam community has permanently protected 30% of its land and established the whole watershed as a National Historic landmark. Come and learn how land conservation progressed over time, and the story of those who carried the banner of land conservation forward. Hear about the challenges that remain, and discuss how land conservation just may be part of the answer we seek to ensure that the character of Squam remains rooted in the protection of its natural resources. But is land conservation enough to stem the tide of cultural and climatic changes?
About the Speaker:
Roger Larochelle: Roger became SLCS’s Executive Director in 2003. Growing up in urban Manchester, NH, he was always drawn to the Lakes Region and White Mountains, serving as camp director of JSLA in 1984, and 15 years with the Mayhew Program, including eight as executive director. He holds a BA in Anthropology from UNH and worked as an archeologist and land surveyor. He lives in an old farm house in Hebron with Jennifer, and is a proud parent of Grace, Alex and Chloe.
This program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will support the SLA's mission "to conserve for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed."