Disaster Recovery Committee

The purpose of this committee is to facilitate and coordinate the various people and tasks in the event of the discovery of a suspected invasive plant or animal in Lovell Lake.

If you would like to report an observed algae or cyanobacteria bloom, please contact Stephanie Thornton: waterquality@lovelllake.org
or 603-630-5470. She will collect a sample of the potential bloom and contact NHDES if necessary.

If you are on the Weed Watch team and discover a suspicious plant or animal, please follow your established protocol and contact Dick Desroches: weedwatch@lovelllakeNH.org or 603-473-2216.

If you are not on a Weed Watch team and observe or discover something suspicious, including a possible invasive weed, animal (including Koi fish), please follow these steps:

  1. Take note of the precise location on the lake or boat/trailer where the weed or animal was discovered. Please also note the date and time of day. Use your phone to take photos of the area.
  2. Take several good, clear photos of the suspicious plant or animal.
  3. If you are able to obtain a sample of the weed or animal, use a damp paper towel to wrap up the specimen, place in a baggie and put in your refrigerator.
  4. Send an email to John or Anusia Hirsch at disasterrecovery@lovelllakenh.org, attach your photos and provide the information you have collected.
  5. Arrangements will be made to pick up the specimen sample from you.
  6. Suspicious plants or animals will be sent to our representative at New Hampshire Lakes for official identification.

Thank you,
John and Anusia Hirsch

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