Clean Water

Forests are nature's water filter. The Forest Society's mission includes conserving land that keeps our waters clean and cool for human and wildlife consumption. Visit this page to explore stories, projects and stewardship related to sustaining our supply of clean water in New Hampshire.

Five years ago, when I found out my parents were moving to New Hampshire from Alaska — where I was born and raised — I had big plans for the outdoor adventures we’d have together.

By Heather Alterisio

A new documentary premiering at the end of July, "Merrimack: The River at Risk," explores the rich history of the Merrimack River and its watershed, the threats against it, and efforts to fight pollutants in it by conserving the forests around it.

“The Forest Society has long recognized that one of the ways that our work protecting forests connects to people’s everyday lives is by providing clean drinking water,” said Jack Savage, president for the Forest Society.

The United States Senate will soon consider, possibly this week, the Great American Outdoors Act. If the legislation is ultimately signed into law, it will add to the growing impact the program has had on New Hampshire’s landscape.

Senate Bill 164 establishes a legislative committee to study the sustainability of the Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund (Trust Fund) and it

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
AlexandriaNH

The Newfound Lake Region Association (NLRA) is introducing an initiative to protect our region’s principal drinking water supply. Located almost entirely in Alexandria and supplying roughly 3,500 Bristol residents, the Newfound aquifer can provide clean water to thousands of people for decades to come, if properly protected and managed.

As a kid, I remember the joy of splashing in puddles. After the snow melted and spring rain filled the ditch by our house, I’d grab an inner tube and play like I was at the beach.

The foam formed eddies on the surface of the pool as Stevens Brook rushed down and through this particular crook in the waterway in the shadow of route-89 in East Sutton, New Hampshire.