Stonedam Island Conservation Area Paddle on Lake Winnipesaukee

Tuesday, July 23rd



Join us on Tuesday, July 23rd for a scenic and enjoyable guided paddle with Rick Van de Poll from Meredith Neck to LRCT’s Stonedam Island Conservation Area, a 112-acre property with 2.7 miles of undeveloped shoreline acquired by LRCT in 1982. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about one of the most significant undeveloped island parcels on the Lake.

Dr. Rick Van de Poll is the principal of Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich, NH, and has completed field-based biological inventories on over 200,000 acres of land.  He was a core faculty member of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch New England from 1985 to 2001 and an adjunct faculty member for Plymouth State University from 2003 – 2008, and he has assisted the LRCT with land conservation projects since 1998.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Rick Pierce Memorial Fund.  This fund honors Mr. Pierce, who died in 1987 and whose family has for many years had a summer camp on Meredith Neck.  The Pierce family has long been dedicated supporters of conservation and educational efforts involving Lake Winnipesaukee and particularly Stonedam Island, and Mr. Pierce’s father and sister both served as members of the LRCT Board of Trustees.  LRCT is extremely grateful for the family’s support and commitment to conservation over many years.

The round trip distance of this paddle will be approximately 4 miles. The level of difficulty is moderate, but please keep in mind that weather conditions on that day may affect the difficulty.


What to Bring:

Participants need to bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, and PFD.



Guides and participants will meet at 8:30 am to unload and prepare for the paddle; the paddle will begin at 9:00 am.



Registration for this Guided Paddle is now closed. Please email to be added to the waitlist.