Pleasant Lake Protective Association has been producing a newsletter many years.

Kittie Wilson originally created ‘All Things Pleasant’ emailing news to a growing list of members about our nesting Loon family and other nature on the lake.

Kittie became an avid photographer of nature, but particularly of Loons and Loon behavior. She received the Loon Preservation Committee’s Spirit of the Loon Award and the EPA’s Meritorious Lifetime Achievement Award for her endeavors to protect loons.

Kittie passed away on May 3, 2018 and is dearly missed by the Pleasant Lake community.

In  2018, the focus of the newsletter expanded to include the watershed surrounding Pleasant Lake. The future health of the Lake depends not just on those who live on it but all who live in the watershed that surrounds it. The newsletter was renamed “The Nature of Pleasant Lake” by its current photographers and authors – Jen Esten and Jon Waage.

Part of its focus includes continuing to monitor our Loon pair and their offspring. A second focus is on learning more about the inhabitants of the Lake and Watershed. The goal is a greater appreciation of the plants and animals we share the Lake and Watershed with. The more we learn about them and what they contribute, the better we can become at stewardship of our Lake.

The Nature of Pleasant Lake is mostly produced from late Spring through early Fall, but will include important information throughout the year. You can access previous issues of the newsletter below as well as subscribe to future issues.


Loon Update

2024, No. 03                            July 5th Loon Update Up until July 4th our Loon parents were still taking turns tending their egg. They...
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Cyanobacteria Information

Be on the Lookout for Cyanobacteria Blooms! Although Pleasant Lake is one of the clearest lakes in New Hampshire, it is not immune from toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Especially as the water warms, keep an eye...
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Upcoming Events and Information

2024 ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, July 6th at the Slope n’ Shore Annex on Pleasant St 8:30 am Coffee, Juice and Pastries 9:00 am PLPA meeting begins We will be collecting lead fishing tackle at the meeting 2024 BOAT...
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Loon Update

2024, No. 02 — June 3rd Celebrating Woodland Wildflowers Watching the loons long enough to see them switch places at tending their egg provides plenty of time to enjoy the local woodland wildflowers. Here are...
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A New Season Unfolding

2024, No. 01 — May 23rd A New Season Unfolding A new season on Pleasant Lake is off to a colorful start. Early wildflowers are already fading as new ones begin to unfold. Wake Robins...
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Pleasant Lake Watershed Study – Zoom recording

Colby Sawyer Student Presentation Community Watershed Analysis: Pleasant Lake – ZOOM Recording Here is a link to watch the recording of the mid-term progress report that the students at Colby Sawyer College presented last week....
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Pleasant Lake Watershed Study

Colby Sawyer Student Project Community Watershed Analysis: Pleasant Lake Pleasant Lake is a deep oligotrophic lake with a long history of clear water and fine support for recreation and wildlife. As lakes age they change...
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