Conservation

Kittie works as a volunteer for The Loon Preservation Committee.  She is the proud recipient of the 2009 Spirit of the Loon Award from the Loon Preservation committee.

The Loon Preservation Committee’s mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire, as well as to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality, and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the larger natural world.

The largest known cause of New Hampshire adult loon mortality is ingestion of fishing tackle made of the toxic metal lead – specifically sinkers and jigs (weighted hooks) weighing one ounce or less.  Please use only lead free fishing tackle and encourage others to always fish lead free.  Together we can make a difference.

To learn more about loons and what you can do to help, visit the website of The Loon Preservation Committee: http://www.loon.org

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