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Lamprey River Watershed Association


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NH Lamprey River Splash & Dash A Great Success!

collageKayakers and Canoeists, young and old, expert and beginner paddles in this fun event on the beautiful  Lamprey River August 20 from Schanda Park downtown.

Newmarket Recreation now has kayaks for rent for $25 per day.  Pay at Rec and get key then grab a kayak from the rack at the park and take off paddling!


Raymond Triathlon   Saturday, September 10 – The triathlon will begin with a bike route at 9:30 am starting from the Lamprey River Elementary School heading out to the Riverside Park trail and return to the school. For the second leg of the triathlon, jump into your canoe or kayak and paddle around Carol Lake in the Lamprey River. The last leg will be an easy flat run out the Rockingham Recreational Trail and back to the finish.  Register at!blank/cfrs

Pick and Paddle River Clean Up  Sunday 1-3 pm, September 18, Raymond NH –  Meet at the back of New Pine Grove Cemetery on Epping Street at 1 pm for a trash bag and instructions.  Some may choose to bring their own boats and do clean up from a kayak in the river as plastic grocery bags get caught in the shrubs along the edge of the river.  More information at the LRWA table at the Triathlon.

LRWA Annual Meeting, Friday October 21 6-9 pm,  Lee Grange Hall    Enjoy our famous spaghetti and meatball dinner and enjoy a great program by Cameron Wake, Research Professor, Climatology and Glaciology, UNH.  Dr. Wake has world-wide knowledge of the rapid climate fluctuations and has mapped the flood lines for the  Lamprey River watershed accounting for more extreme conditions ahead.  Don’t miss this!

watershed map

Reflections on a River – 30 Years of Protecting the Lamprey River

See how our story began and view other videos on our YouTube channel.



The Lamprey River Watershed Association (LRWA) was formed in 1983 to promote the restoration, conservation, wise development and use of the natural resources of the Lamprey River Watershed. Conserving fish and wildlife, forests, soil and water resources along with pollution abatement are key goals of the Association. Through education and research, the LRWA will work to increase the understanding among citizens about the importance of water and land conservation in the watershed.

The Lamprey River Watershed Association works in partnership with other conservation organizations and citizen groups to maintain or improve the natural health and beauty of the watershed. The Lamprey Watershed Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

LRWA Board of Directors – meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Lee Safety Complex.  Public welcome.  Prospective board members encouraged to contact LRWA at 659-9363.  All skills can be put to good use helping to make our watershed sustainable!