The Lake Host Program on Lovell Lake

by Chip Hagy

Thank you for your interest in the Lake Host Program. The program has been in place for 18 years and is only possible through the generosity of the Association members, donors and the Town of Wakefield. The program works in partnership with the NH Lakes Association in an on-going effort to protect Lovell Lake from invasive plant and animal species, that would likely negatively affect property values, and everyone’s enjoyment of our beautiful lake.

Photo by Amy Swanson

We are always on the look-out for volunteers to man the ramp on Witchtrot Road during the boating season. We are trying to expand our coverage with volunteers on weekends in May, June and September each season. Our dedicated and experienced paid Lake Hosts conduct incoming boat and trailer inspections 7 days a week during the months of July and August each summer. I’m pleased to share with you that one of our paid Lake Hosts recognized an invasive weed on a boat last August and prevented that boat from entering our beloved Lovell Lake. We are all very fortunate and grateful that this “SAVE” occurred! We must remain vigilant and engaged to prevent this from happening. The Lake Host Program is our “last line of defense”.

If you would like to volunteer to support the on-going effort to protect Lovell Lake, all that is required is your attendance at a 2-hour training session provided by NH Lakes Association in Concord, NH. The classes are scheduled and provided in the spring each year. We will work with you to fit a volunteer shift into your schedule. Shifts can be 4 hours, or more, depending on your availability.

Please contact Chip Hagy (Program Coordinator) or Amy Swanson (Program Assistant) for more information.

Contact Chip: E: lakehost@lovelllakeNH.org or cell: 603-566-6458.
Contact Amy: E: lakehostasst@lovelllakeNH.org or cell: 603-608-8387.

Thanks again for checking out the Lake Host Program. Have a great summer!