Canaan Lake Association

Lake Hosting

What is the lake Host Program?

The Lake Host™ Program is a courtesy boat inspection program administered by NH LAKES in cooperation with local participating groups to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species, both plants and animals, from water body to water body.

Infestations of aquatic nuisance species such as variable milfoil and Asian Clams in our lake are undesirable because: they make recreation in and on the water dangerous and unpleasant; they disrupt the ecological balance of water bodies; they reduce shoreline property values; and they are difficult and expensive to control.


Trained Lake Host Staff help at boat ramps to:


Canaan Lake Hosting Program

The Canaan Lake Association has been a participating member of this NH Lake Hosting Program since 2004. Our trained Lake Host Staff are a mixture of volunteers and paid staff who man the boat launch over the weekends and on public holidays between Memorial and Labor Day. The local Lake Host Coordinator, Anne Berry, can be reached by email at abb175@gmail.com.



Clean - Drain - Dry


Boat owners on removing their boat from the lake are advised to follow the three point program: Clean - Drain - Dry.

CLEAN

Inspect Boat and Trailer at Launch Site – Remove and dispose, in trash containers, ALL visible plants, animals, mud and other debris.


At Home Wash boat & trailer


DRAIN

At Launch Site drain bilges, motor, bait buckets


DRY

At Home If possible, allow boat, trailer and other equipment to dry out for 5 days.



Learn More:


NH Lake Hosting Program

NH Lake Host Program Chart of Plant Identifications

2015 Lake Host Manual