Be there for Flints Pond

To the Editor:

With warmer weather upon us, another request comes to those of you who fish, paddle, take pictures or eat your lunch at Flints Pond to get involved with the Flint Pond Improvement Association.

We ask for your help because year after year, the community depends on a small group of volunteers to attend meetings for Flints Pond, and to handle all votes and fundraising efforts for a place that is used by many more people than just those few who are dedicated to the cause.

If you somehow benefit from the work of this small nonprofit, please ask yourself, “What have I done to help the pond that I frequently use”?

There are a number of ways to get involved:

? Participate in New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services water sampling on the pond once a month during June, July and August.

? Attend a weed watchers training and monitor for milfoil on the pond.

? Create outreach materials for the kiosk that volunteers built in 2013 for the state boat launch at Flints Pond.

? Volunteer for community outreach at Hollis Old Home Days and fundraising events.

? Be a sponsor or golfer at the 18 Holes to Save a Pond golf tournament on June 26 at Amherst Country Club.

For more information, visit flintspond.org.

Whether you are new to the area or fished on the pond once or a hundred times, we need you. If you helped with the association a few decades ago, we need you back. If you live nearby in Nashua or Brookline or Milford or Massachusetts, we need you.

We are at a turning point, and it will be a mistake to assume that the Flint Pond Improvement Association directors of today will always be here tomorrow. Please do your part; the time is now. Contact current President Beth Flagler at president@flintspond.org for more information.

Volunteer directors’ terms are one year. We meet once a month on the pond in the summer and in the winter at the library.

Business is also addressed via email at president@flintspond.org for those who cannot attend a meeting. What we do is work for water quality, wildlife and recreation, and it is fun. Thank you.

Flint Pond Improvement Association
Hollis