All new members during the month of May will be entered in a raffle to win one of four great prizes:
Loon Shower Curtain
Give your bathroom a loon-themed update with this loon shower curtain! The shower curtain measures 60″x 72″ and features a black and white lake scene with a loon.
Loon and Lake Sock Bundle
Add a pop to your wardrobe with this fun raffle prize! The Loon and Lake Sock Bundle includes an assortment of five pairs of loon and/or lake-themed socks
Loon Kitchen Bundle
For those looking to add some loon-themed items to their kitchens, the Loon Kitchen basket is a great prize! Functional as well as decorative, this basket includes two loon dish towels and a loon shaped cutting board from Board in the Kitchen. Cutting board is made of counter top material and comes with a wooden display stand.
Loon Balsam Pillow
Sure to remind you of time spent on a lake, this beautiful pillow made by Paine Products, Inc. features a shoreline scene with a loon pair and chick. Balsam fir filling gives the pillow a lovely woodsy scent.
LPC has members in nearly every state!
LPC has members from all over the country! In fact, there are only 9 states that we do not have members from: Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
This year, we’re hoping to expand our membership to all 50 states! Can you (or someone you know) help us to get there? The first person from each of the nine states that we are missing to become an LPC member this year will receive a blue travel coffee mug with the LPC logo!
In addition to the chance to win one of these prizes, all LPC members receive:
- Our comprehensive LPC Newsletter two times per year (Summer and Fall)
- LPC’S E-Newsletter, sent to your inbox monthly
- Invitations to LPC’s special events throughout the year
- A membership decal
- A 10% discount on all merchandise from The Loon’s Feather Gift Shop
- Most importantly, you receive the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to preserve the haunting call of the loon on New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds.
Why Support the Loon Preservation Committee?
The Loon Preservation Committee works to protect loons and their habitats in New Hampshire. While our work focuses on loons within our state, its impacts are far-reaching and extend to other species (including humans!) both within and outside of New Hampshire’s borders.
Time and again, loons have proven to be a species whose health and well-being provides important information about the overall health of the systems that they inhabit. More often than not, the problems that affect loons also affect other species that inhabit or spend time on the same ecosystem, including fish, other bird species, and even humans. Research into the problems that impact loons can help to uncover problems that may also be impacting other species.
How will my membership dollars be used?
When you become a member of the Loon Preservation Committee, your membership dollars go directly toward funding our work, allowing us to:
- Monitor the number and breeding success of loons to record trends in loon populations and assess the effectiveness of our management efforts
- Build and float nesting rafts and protect nest sites with signs and rope lines
- Band loons to study their life history and take samples to monitor the health of loons and lakes
- Rescue loons in distress and work with wildlife rehabilitators to return them to the wild
- Recover dead loons and inviable loon eggs to determine contaminant levels and causes of death
- Educate the public about loons through presentations, exhibits, signs, fact sheets, and our website
- Publish findings of our research in the LPC Newsletter and scientific journals
- Create a large grassroots network of members and volunteers who build awareness and appreciation for loons and other wildlife in New Hampshire
- Conduct initiatives to protect loons from the biggest threat that they face in New Hampshire, lead poisoning
- Provide a Live Loon Cam to help educate viewers about loons and the nesting process