Help at the Boat Ramp – Be a Lake Host – Please

If you have a few hours, you can volunteer. If you have more time, you might make some real money. WE NEED LAKE HOSTS AT THE BOAT RAMP, Mast Landing, especially on weekends. Lake hosts help prevent invasive species from entering the lake through boat inspections and education. You can help or maybe know someone who can.

NH LAKES Association has awarded the LWA a Lake Host Program Payroll Grant Award in the amount of $1550 to help staff Mast Landing this summer. However, currently we have hired only one paid Lake Host to work about 8-10 hours/weekend this summer and we have 1 or 2 returning volunteers. It would be great to hire a second Lake Host to work about 8-10 hours/weekend. We are able to pay for only about 16 hours of paid ramp time on weekends so we really need some other people to volunteer their time to help us protect our lakes.

The job of the Lake Host is to greet boaters and educate them about aquatic invasive species (AIS) by distributing brochures, doing a brief survey and offering courtesy boat and trailer inspections to teach boaters how to look for hitch-hiking plants. The goal is to encourage all boaters to conduct self inspections before and after boating and to follow the “Clean, Drain & Dry!” method in order to prevent the spread of AIS.   lake host

This is a great part-time job for a college student, a retiree or just anyone who has a few hours on the weekends and likes to talk with people as they launch or take out their boats at Mast Landing. If you’d like to learn more or know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Susan Goodwin at sgwolfe66@gmail.com.  More information about what is involved is available at:  http://nhlakes.org/education/lake-host/