The New Hampshire Rivers Council (NHRC) will run a project this summer to train individuals, conservation commissions, river and watershed associations in protecting rivers and their watersheds from invasive aquatic species. NHRC is building a team of volunteers that will contribute to information about the presence, or lack of it, of invasive aquatic species in NH rivers and stream. Didymosphenia geminata, also known as Rock Snot, will be a focus of the program, as well as other invasive aquatic plants such as variable milfoil.
- NH DES Boaters Guide on Exotic Aquatic Plants
- Aquatic Plants Aquatic Plants & Algae & Algae of New Hampshire’s Lakes and Ponds
- The Frightful Fourteen: 14 exotic aquatic plants prohibited in New Hampshire
- The new Rock Snot brochure! PDF, 1.2 MB
- River Runners Field Data Sheet PDF, 139 KB
- River Runners sample submittal instructions PDF, 111 KB
- River Runners Information Resource List PDF, 131 KB
Registration and a canoe or kayak is required.
Photo of invasive aquatic species: Water Chestnut
Photo of invasive algae: Rock Snot
Please join us for valuable training and volunteer to monitor a river you will frequent at least once a month from June until October. Your help with the River Runners project will provide valuable information that will be used to track and prevent the spread invasive aquatic weeds and the invasive algae known as "Rock Snot".
Recommendations welcome for the Eastern White Mountain Region, please send to .
Saturday June 9, 2012
Learn to identify invasive aquatic plants, rivers in the southern and eastern part of the state need you.
Saturday June 23, 2012
The indoor portion of this River Runners workshop meets at the Kilton Library Community Room in Lebanon before moving to the East Wilder boat launch on the Connecticut River for on the water training.
We're sorry - this workshop has been cancelled - stay tuned for an update with a new date and location!
Saturday July 7
The indoor portion of this River Runners workshop meets at the NH Fish and Game office before visiting the Connecticut River at Lyman Falls for on the water training. A kayak or canoe is not required for this session.
Monday July 9
The indoor portion of this River Runners workshop meets at the Green Mountain Conservation Group in Effingham before moving to the Ossipee River for on the water training.
Saturday July 14
The indoor portion of this River Runners workshop meets at the Franklin Public Library before moving to a nearby location for on the water training. Sponsored by the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee.
River Runners is made possible through a New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Exotic Aquatic Plant Prevention Grant. Special thanks also to the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation and the McIninch Foundation for making River Runners a reality in 2012.
Provide us with you contact information, and New Hampshire Rivers Council will keep you up-to-date regarding the River Runners program.
Only first and last name and email address are required.