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2016 Watershed Summary and Next Steps


2016 Completed

Messer Pond Watershed Plan

and Appendices


2015 NHDES VLAP Workshop Presentation:

The Messer Pond Watershed-based Implementation Plan - More Science on a Lower Budget


2013 Messer Pond

Watershed Management Plan:

Site Specific Project Plan


2017 Spring Cleanup Success!

Spring Cleanup 2017 

Clean Culverts & Roadsides!

Helps Keep Debris

 Out of the Pond

Thanks to all who Participated

Messer Pond

Best Management Practices



Weed Watcher Slideshow

View Native Plants on Messer Pond 

View Invasive Plants to Watch For

2017 Weed Watch Map

2017 Weed Watch Map




2016 VLAP Water Quality Report

NHDES: How to Read Report



Lake Host Program

Weed Watcher Program

Water Quality Program






Next MPPA Board Meeting:

Tuesday, 6/20/18 @ 7:00pm

Meetings are held at

Tracy Memorial Library,
304 Main Street, New London


Latest Meeting Minutes


MPPA 2016 Annual

Meeting Presentation


MPPA 2016 Annual Report for Town of New London 


~Town of New London~


Town Website & Calendar


Zoning Ordinance




Unless otherwise specified all meetings are held in the Sydney L Crook Conference Rm, 2nd Floor, Town Offices, 375 Main St


Board of Selectmen

 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16 @ 6:00 pm


Conservation Commission

5/16, 6/20, 7/18 @ 8:30 am


Planning Board

5/22 @ Whipple, 6/26 @ 6:30 pm



Messer Pond Spring Cleanup



Saturday, May 19, 8:30am

Meet at White Pine/Fieldstone OR 324 Forest Acres

Bring shovels, rakes, pick axes, hoes, pails, trash cans, trash bags



MPPA Annual Meeting



Saturday, July 21, 9:00am

New London Historical Society




 Welcome to the MPPA Website


The Messer Pond Protective Association (MPPA) is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to oversee the well-being of Messer Pond and the surrounding watershed in New London, New Hampshire.  Our goals are to maintain the health and beauty of Messer Pond for the benefit of all human and wildlife residents. 

The MPPA was founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1997.  Its primary purposes are threefold: environmental, educational and effective public access.  Specifically:

a)  Promote stewardship of and monitor Messer Pond and its watershed area to preserve and protect its many qualities as a natural resource;

b)  Educate its membership, the community, and the general public on the proper environmental preservation and use of Messer Pond and its watershed;

c)  To maintain insofar as possible a desirable water level for Messer Pond;

d)  Assist in and support the work of federal, state, and local authorities in protecting Messer Pond's ecology with respect to water purity and its natural populations of fish, water birds and other wildlife;

e)  Educate its membership, the community and the general public using the water body about the boating rules and regulations, both state and local, pertaining to Messer Pond; and encourage all to comply with such rules and regulations; and

f)  Promote and assist in other events and activities that advance the purity, safety and recreational value of Messer Pond and collaborate with other organizations in endeavors that further the purposes of the MPPA.


About Messer Pond   Physical Description and Location of Messer Pond

Membership & Donations   Application and Donation Form for the current calendar year

MPPA Brochure  A Summary Description of MPPA's history and purpose with an invitation to join and/or support

Members Only   Password Protected Membership Directory

Current Officers   Officers' and Directors' contact information

Meeting Minutes   Current Board of Directors' Meeting Minutes  

Archives   Meeting Minutes, Messer Ponderings issues, MPPA Bylaws, MPPA Articles of Agreement 

Water Protection   Lake Hosting, Weed Watching, and Water Quality Testing

Messer Pond Watershed   Watershed Stewardship  

Education   Past MPPA Educational Programs and Material 

Water Safety   Boating Regulations & Marine Patrol Contact Info 

Fish & Wildlife   NH Fish & Game Fish Survey, May 2007 

Links   Internet Links to Relevant Lake Protective Sites

Items for Sale to Support MPPA   MPPA Calendars, Note Cards and Tee-Shirts - many designs available

New London Weather Link   Courtesy of The Weather Channel


 MPPA is a Proud Member of:




Messer Pond Protective Association
PO Box 103
New London, NH 03257

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