LRPC Environmental Workshop on Friday, January 31

MEREDITH —  The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will hold the third in a series of public workshops relating to the Lakes Region Plan on Friday January 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center.

The "Natural Resources in the Lakes Region" workshop will provide an opportunity for commissioners, local officials, and other interested persons to hear presentations on major topics including land conservation, agriculture, forestry, water infrastructure and watershed management, followed by break-out sessions where participants will identify key issues and brainstorm projects and implementation steps. Information from the break-out sessions, as well as the presentations, will inform the development of the Environmental and Water Infrastructure components of the Lakes Region Plan.

"These topical workshops provide our member communities and stakeholders with the opportunity to have a direct input into the development of the Lakes Region Plan," stated Jeff Hayes, the new Executive Director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission.

The Lakes Region Plan is part of the Granite State Future (GSF) project, a statewide project among all of the regional planning commissions coordinated by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and funded through a three-year grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each of the state's nine regional planning commissions is responsible for developing a regional plan.

Some of the objectives of the GSF are to identify important local assets that contribute to lasting prosperity; capitalize on and incorporate shared values and opportunities included in existing plans and research; plan for public infrastructure investment through an open and transparent process; direct capital investments toward locally identified needs; and conserve our natural, social and financial resources.

An association of 30 communities, the Lakes Region Planning Commission has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical assistance, and information services. Register for the workshop as lunch will be provided. Contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.