People who live and work on New Hampshire's lakes will gather this week for their annual conference.
Andrea LaMoreaux vice president of New Hampshire Lakes. She says their annual Lakes Congress lets lakeside residents connect with scientists and regulators.
"We're all coming together to talk about not only how great our lakes are and celebrate them, but say hey, if in 25 years we want our lakes to be healthy, we really need to address some major threats," she says.
Those threats include invasive species, warming waters, contamination and erosion, all made worse by climate change and over-development.
LaMoreaux says their event will cover those issues and teach residents about lake-friendly landscaping, and how to report watershed observations to the state. The Lakes Congress takes place Thursday and Friday in Meredith.