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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Very Good News for river conservation in New Hampshire

NH State House Representative Lawrence ‘Mike’ Kappler sent out notification today that three bills pertaining to the protection of certain rivers passed out of the House today and are on their way to the Senate: HB-44 Oyster, HB-336 Mascoma, and HB-555 Exeter. A fourth is soon to be following suit if all goes well:

“Congratulations to all involved in these three rivers.... Lamprey will be ex'd on 3/1/11 and I think it will be fine...,” said Rep. Kappler in an email received by the New Hampshire Rivers Council today.

For those unfamiliar with the recent legislative action pertaining to these bills, try these links:

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Interested in showing your support for the Lamprey?

House RR&D: committee membership -
Who's my Legislator? (search by city/town):
House calendar and journal:
NEW resource: state Rivers Management Advisory Committee blog with documents posted: