About the MPPA
Located in the heart of New London, nestled between Bog Road and County Road, this natural, 67-acre pond is home to approximately 50 families. The tranquil surroundings make it a perfect home for a variety of wildlife – ducks, herons, turtles, otters and beavers. Messer Pond’s public/private access boat launch is located at the pond’s outlet on Bog Road.
Who we are
The Messer Pond Protective Association (MPPA) was founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1997. The MPPA is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable 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 future generations.
The Association is established for the following purposes:
- Promote stewardship of and monitor Messer Pond and its watershed area to preserve and protect its many qualities as a natural resource.
- Educate its membership, the community, and the general public on the proper environmental preservation and use of Messer Pond and its watershed.
- To maintain insofar as possible a desirable water level for Messer Pond.
- 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.
- 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.
Video History of Messer Pond
Produced by the students of the Colby-Sawyer College Community-based Research Course (2021-2022)
Thank you to the following groups for helping the MPPA with our environmental mission: