LSPA (Lake Sunapee Protective Association) is a non-profit environmental educational organization founded in 1898 that works year-round to maintain the quality of Lake Sunapee and its watershed. LSPA’s educational outreach is to all residents, lake users, students and visitors in the Lake Sunapee region. LSPA has over 1000 family and business members who support LSPA financially and volunteer as weed-watchers, water monitors, lake hosts or on a variety of committees.
LSPA’s programs focus on: water quality and watershed science and on education and outreach for children and adults. We actively engage in scientific research, water quality sampling for laboratory analysis of water quality factors, prevention and control of invasive aquatic species, and education programs. LSPA’s quarterly publication, the Beacon, keeps members up to date.