Welcome to the Pleasant Lake Protective Association (PLPA) website!

The PLPA was incorporated in 1969 by a group of far-sighted New London residents who valued the wonderful natural resource we have in Pleasant Lake and wanted to provide for its long-term protection. Thirty-seven years later in 2006, we revised our articles of agreement and by-laws to better reflect the increased array and complexity of our yearly activities. Those revisions also helped the PLPA qualify as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization in 2007.
As you explore the many aspects of the PLPA and the important work it does, please consider joining us as a member and/or as a volunteer. Pleasant Lake is very special and we, like the far-sighted people who founded the PLPA so long ago, need to work hard to protect and preserve this natural treasure for generations to come.

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Keep Pleasant Lake a special place

For all who visit or live in New London, NH, or the surrounding communities, the importance of Pleasant Lake to our sense of place, and the regional watershed is unquestionable. The Pleasant Lake Protective Association, as a recognized 501 (c) 3 tax exempt non-profit organization, is dedicated to responsible stewardship of the lake’s quality, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities. 

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Get the Lead Out!

Lead is 100% fatal to Loons & other Waterbirds

Pleasant Lake reminds all anglers that a new law increasing protection for loons from lead fishing tackle went into effect in 2016. This current law bans the SALE and the freshwater USE of lead sinkers and jigs weighing one ounce or less. What’s in your tackle box and on your fishing line? Please dispose of the old lead tackle properly. Please obey the law and stop using lead tackle!

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Recent Posts

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

So interesting watching lake ice form. The lake seems to grow tired of movement, becomes still, and silently drifts off to sleep under a silvery mantle. Snow falls, and she snuggles beneath a quilt of snowflake down.

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

It’s that time of year when it snows! We have had over a foot of fluffy, magical snow this week. All is calm, all is white. The lake is close to freezing. Our loons have flown, the mergansers have left, but large flocks of mallards remain, cruising about, coming ashore to feed on seeds fallen from bird feeders. Snow clings like cotton balls to spiny beech burs high in the trees.

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

A spectacular Super Moon graced us this week, bringing “the luster of midday” to our night sky. Clouds prevented us from seeing Super Moon rise in full splendor, although she later appeared overhead. The next night Moon rose out of the high forests, clinging to the trees before she gracefully floated on her way.

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

Snow has fallen! Looking up into the swirl of flakes that gather on our eyelashes and kiss our cheeks, our hearts are full of thanks for this simple, magical blessing...falling snow. With the coming of snow more feathered friends are frequenting the feeders and we give thanks for their presence. Chipmunk is still awake, filling his cheeks before scurrying back to his warm burrow.

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Watershed Conservation

PLPA works to collect information concerning development, possible zoning changes and subdivision regulations within the Pleasant Lake watershed and works with the PLPA Board to determine appropriate action if Pleasant Lake or its watershed is threatened.
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Fish Conservation 

PLPA assists and supports the work of federal, state and local authorities in protecting Pleasant Lake’s natural population of fish.
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Wildlife Conservation

PLPA monitors and reports on the state of water birds and the other wildlife of Pleasant Lake and its watershed. It also works to protect the natural populations of these water birds and other wildlife. The top priority is the Common Loon, a threatened species in the State of New Hampshire.
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Invasive Weed Prevention

PLPA works to keep exotic invasive weeds out of Pleasant Lake. This committee is responsible for two very important PLPA programs: the Lake Host Program and Weed Watchers.
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