The LRAC (https://www.lampreyriver.org/) was created in 1991 after a segment of the Lamprey River in Lee and Durham was named to the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program in 1990. In 1996, the US Congress designated an 11.5 mile segment to the National Park Service’s National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. An additional 12 mile segment was added in 2000, and in 2011, the entire Lamprey River and five of its major tributaries (Little, North, North Branch, Pawtuckaway, and Piscasic rivers) were added to the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program.
The inclusion of the entire river and tributaries expanded the committee membership to include representatives from all towns that lie in the Lamprey River drainage area.
The Lamprey River Advisory Committee reviews potential activities/ "improvements" that could impact the Lamprey River watershed. These include, but are not limited to, subdivisions, industrial development, bridge repair/replacement, fish passage over a dam, etc.
The Committee oversees these projects for 14 towns in the watershed. Each community can appoint up to four residents to serve on the Committee.
Members include riverside landowners, conservationists, municipal employees, scientists, engineers, and concerned citizens.
The Committee meets once a month on the third Tuesday in the Lee Safety Complex.
We need members! REACH OUT!