HLPA Plans Ice Cream Social, Boat Parade for Fourth

Donations to protect the lake are welcome

Press release
Ally Resch caught this idyllic scene of loons floating on Highland Lake.

The Highland Lake Protective Association (HLPA) will hold an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 3, from 7 to 8 PM at the East Andover Fire Station. At 9 PM that evening, flares will be lit all around the lake.

On the Fourth of July, the annual Boat Parade will be held at 4 PM, with judging for the best decorated boat. Gather on the west shore to begin the procession around the lake perimeter.

Community Support  

As many know, HLPA no longer collects annual dues but welcomes donations from the community to offset expenses as needed.  We also encourage additional energy and input from new benefactors.  

What your donation supports:

• The HLPA supports the state’s Volunteer Lake Assessment Program to closely follow the quality of our lake water. Samples are collected monthly and voluntarily driven to the Department of Environmental Services lab in Concord for testing. This is a fee-based service.

  • We provide and maintain the Porta-Potty by the boat launch for a fee and have contributed monetary resources to area organizations as appropriate.

  • We support protection of our loons, bald eagles, and fish, and encourage invasive weed monitoring practices.

    Feel free to donate by mailing your check to PO Box 252, East Andover NH 03231. Questions posed via email at HLPAnh@nullgmail.com or our Facebook page will be responded to accordingly. Find us on Facebook at The Highland Lake Protective Association.

Watershed Impacts Water Quality

Importantly, remember that any activity within the defined watershed boundaries of Highland Lake, not just along the shoreline, can ultimately impact water quality.  

As always, the HLPA welcomes all members of the community who are interested in protecting and celebrating the beauty of Highland Lake, particularly those living within its watershed and not just along the shoreline.