John Sarasin Lake Education Day

IMG_7895 copyEvery year in June, an intrepid group of boaters gathers at Rindge Acres Beach to embark upon a great adventure.   This wonderful group of MLPOA members has the pleasure of taking 200 fifth graders, from both Winchendon and Rindge, out onto Lake Monomonac to learn about
lake ecology.

This year was the 25th  time for this event.   John Sarasin Lake Education Day builds a bridge with the local community as well as respect for the fragility of the lake.  Children learn how important clean fresh water is to our world.

The Limnologists from New Hampshire State arrive early in the morning and load onto the boats with the drivers and children.  Promptly at 9 am the first excursion  takes off in a long line of pontoon boats and then separates to different areas on the lake.  The Limnologists try to ensure that each child plays a role in testing the waters.

The boaters have endured all manner of weather over the years, but every one of them looks forward to coming back the following year.  The children are well behaved, and excited to take part in this activity.

by Kathy John

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