Squam community to present forum on climate change

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Squam Lakes Association, and Squam Lakes Conservation Society will hold the first Squam Climate Change Forum on Saturday, June 8, from 9-11:30 a.m. The forum is an opportunity for concerned citizens to learn about the impact of climate change on the local community of the Squam Lakes watershed and discuss actions that can be taken at the individual and community level, to protect resources like Squam Lake, seen from Mount Fayal above. Participants will discuss what can be done as a community to prepare for the impacts of climate change and what actions can be taken to reduce these effects. Scientists and community leaders will speak before engaging the full group in discussion about moving forward together to create collective impact. Speakers will include Rick Van de Poll, founder of Ecosystem Management Consultants of New England, presenting on regional biological impacts of climate change, and John Cleveland, co-author of 'Life After Carbon', presenting on community level climate mitigation. Will Abbott, vice president for policy and reservation stewardship at Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, will serve as moderator. The program will take place at the Squam Lakes Association barn on Route 3 in Holderness. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by visiting squamlakes.org/events. Seating is limited. (Courtesy photo)

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