The PLA was awarded a Watershed Assistance Grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) at the end of 2012. At that time, the PLA chose FB Environmental as their environmental consultant to perform an analysis of the watershed. FB Environmental worked with the PLA, NH DES, and Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA) to perform a watershed survey on May 18, 2014 and a septic survey in the late summer as well as modelling water quality data, ground-truthing potential pollutant sites and developing a Watershed based Management Plan for the PLA to take Province Lake into the future.
That Watershed Management Plan (WMP) is available for viewing below.
After completion of the WMP, AWWA took over the grant application and management process for the PLA. AWWA, with PLA, applied for and received another Watershed Assistance Grant from the NH DES in early 2015 and again in 2016. These grants will be used to fund activities toward Phase 1 & 2 of the implementation of the WMP. Phase 1 was primarily focused on developing a road plan for Bonnyman Rd and Rte 153 with a couple of implementation projects. Phase 2 included more Bonnyman Road projects as well as septic system improvement funding. For the road projects, the steering committee has chosen the UNH Storm Water Center as its consultant.
Click on this red link to stay up to date on recent activities related to the Province Lake Watershed Plan. You can also visit our web frequently and look at the announcement scroller or like us of facebook to receive notifications.
Click on the red Province Lake Watershed Plan link below to see the final plan. The other links are support documents to the plan.
Watershed Management Plan Documents:
- Province Lake Watershed Plan
- Province Lake Buildout Analysis
- Province Lake Golf Club Site Report
- Province Lake Municipal Ordinance Review
- Province Lake Nutrient Modeling
- Province Lake Septic Survey
- Province Lake Site Specific Project Plan
- Province Lake Watershed Survey Report
- Province Lake Water Quality Analysis
If you have questions or comments, please contact us at PLAwatershed@ProvinceLake.org