All new members during the month of May will be entered in a raffle to win one of four great prizes:
Loon Water Bottle and Reflector
Stay hydrated and visible on your evening walks. Fill the Camelback Eddy bottle sporting the LPC logo with water, clip on the Finnish Reflector featuring a sleek loon design, and you’re ready to go!
Hand Painted Loon Tile
This prize combines art and function! The hand painted Besheer Art Tile was produced locally in Bedford, NH. It features a metal loop for hanging and cork feet for protecting your table when using as a trivet.
Loon Mug and Coasters
Enjoy your morning coffee or tea in this cobalt mug with an etched loon, and protect your table with handcrafted coasters displaying a stunning loon photo in calming blue tones.
Claire de Loon Pillow
You can never have too many pillows! This 16″ square pillow is handsewn cotton poplin in Charley Harper’s Claire de Loon pattern.
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