As president of the Kingston Lake Association, I want to give a great big "Thank You" to the 30+ volunteers who showed up on May 18 and 19, to help with the clean up in the Kinston State Park. KLA organized this service project as part of the Adopt a Park Program for the Kingston State Park. Many KLA members and friends from the community joined together to work in the Park.

Tasks accomplished included: clean up along the water's edge of leaves, pine needles and other debris, raking and picking up of leaves and pine needles in the picnic area in the pine grove, removing limbs from the walking trails, cutting up of large fallen trees with chain saws and chipping logs and limbs, and picking up trash. The hurricane in August and the ice storm in late October 2011 left a lot of debris. There were limbs that were hung up in the trees and many downed trees. We were fortunate to have Bruce Anderson and his equipment from Sunrise Tree Service to help us. The chipper was going all day on Friday.

Over 200 volunteer work hours were accomplished with 30+ volunteers. David Richardson, the Park Manager, was very pleased with our efforts. Kingston State Park is important to our lake, KLA, and the community.

KLA's mission is to protect and preserve the water quality of Kingston Lake and the surrounding watershed areas. Our motto is to Protect, Preserve and Participate. The Park is an important resource in our community. Every day it is used in all seasons. It is free from Labor Day to Memorial Day to all of us; and free week days to Kingston residents during the Park Hours in the summer. If you haven't visited Kingston State Park, you are missing out. It is a beautiful, quiet spot to walk, jog and bike.

If you are interested in KLA and its activities, look at our website at www.kingstonlakenh.com.

Muriel Ingalls, President

Kingston Lake Association

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