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An Outline of the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, with ISA Master Arborist, Tim Berquist

 

Tim Bergquist,  an ISA Master Arborist and an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist is a guest blogger and local expert.  His expertise with the Shoreland Protection Act is applied in his business practice.  In the below paragraphs, Berquist gives a basic outline of the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, commonly referred to as the Shoreland Protection Act.

Berquist has a bachelors in environmental forest biology and over 28 years of experience in all aspects of arboriculture. He enjoys helping to educate those interested in regulations that protect our state's shorelands, one our most fragile and beautiful natural resources.

Meredith NH sunrise along Veasey Shore

The shoreland protection act was put in place in 1991 to establish the minimum standards for the use and development of land adjacent to the state’s public water bodies.

There were many changes applied over the following 20 years with the most recent changes occurring in 2011.

  • The shoreland buffer is the 250 feet adjacent to the state’s shoreline of the sea, large ponds, lakes, and large rivers.
  • It is measured from the reference line, a point near the shoreline from which the setback is determined.

The shoreland buffer includes (2) more restricted buffers, the natural woodland and waterfront buffer,

  • The waterfront buffer is the first 50’ along the shore,
  • The woodland buffer extends from the shore to 150’ and includes the waterfront buffer.

The woodland buffers purpose is to protect the quality of public waters by:

·         Minimizing erosion

·         Preventing siltation and turbidity

·         Stabilizing soils

·         Preventing excess nutrients and chemical pollution

·         Maintaining natural water temperatures and a healthy tree canopy and understory

·         Preserving fish and wildlife habitat and the overall natural condition of the protected shoreland

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It requires that on a given lot that 25% of the area from 50 feet to 150 feet shall be maintained as a natural woodland.

Tuftonboro NH natural shoreline

The waterfront buffer is highly restricted; it was put in place to protect the quality of public waters. It does, however, still allow homeowner discretion with regard to the following:

  • Access
  • Safety
  • View-scape maintenance
  • Lot design

Meredith NH Shoreline with lovely lawn leading to 2 decks and rocky shoreline

This discretion comes with prohibitions and limitations including:

  • The use and application of pesticides and fertilizers within the buffer, the setback can be extended to include the entire shoreland buffer in areas located near the water supply
  • The removal of rocks, stumps, trees and woody vegetation
  • Limitations on the pruning of trees and shrubs
  • The maintenance of the minimum quantity of points required by the act for each shoreline segment

As measured along the shoreline, the segments are 25’ wide parcels that extend inland to the 50’ setback.  They begin at the northerly or easterly boundary.

Each segment requires 25 points of vegetation, this vegetation can consist of tree, sapling, shrub and ground cover, but does not include a mowed lawn.

The points are determined by the diameter of the tree at 4.5 feet or the caliper of a tree measured at the height on nursery standards. A one inch diameter minimum is set for trees, ground cover and shrubs are measured by square feet.

Vegetation shall not be removed from any segment which fails to meet the minimum scoring but owners are encouraged to plant non-invasive vegetation to increase point scores.

This can aid in allowing future removal of vegetation as may become necessary while still meeting the point requirements.

Dead, diseased or unsafe trees or saplings shall not be included in scoring. 

Wolfeboro NH Shoreline

They can be removed even if the points fall below the minimum quantity if they pose a hazard to structures or have the potential to cause personal injury. I recommend consulting with a qualified arborist if you have a concern but are unsure how to proceed.

Normal trimming, pruning and thinning of branches necessary to maintain the health of the planted areas as well as to protect structures, maintain clearances and provide views is permitted as long as it does not endanger the health of the plant.

Meredith NH trees and shoreline

I recommend you include qualified professionals, contractors and consultants in any plan designs that you would like to implement within your shoreland property.

There are many limitations put in place by the shoreland protection act, all of which were put in place to preserve our beautiful shoreland and watershed.

 

cheetah boat ride

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Stunning Winnipesaukee Lake Home with Natural Wood Finishes Throughout

Look for this new waterfront listing coming soon!  The home at 121 Eagle Shore Road in Moultonborough features a 43' x 25' sandy beach and a lovely guest house. Contact Nicole Watkins with questions at <a href="tel:+16037077575">603.707-7575</a>.

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121 Eagle Shore Road 

 

Views from 121 Eagle Shore Road are Dramatic While the No Wake Zone Provides Relative Quiet

121 Eagle Shore Road Moultonborough NH, listed by Nicole Watkins

Winnipesaukee and Squam Area Open Houses October 4, 2017

Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake Area Open Houses Wednesday October 4, 2017

Donations Made to Charities as a Thank You for Attendance.

12:30-2:00 101 Neal Shore Road Meredith NH Broker Open House.

 Brokers may bring clients. (Luncheon and donation to cancer research by Liberty Title  & Bank of New Hampshire's Tammy Cote). 

2:30-4:30 103 Pinnacle Park Road Meredith. Brokers ONLY. Cargill Construction, $2.8 million (A $250.00 donation to the NH Humane Society is being made by seller and builder as a thank you for attendance.)

Spectacular custom home for sale on Lake Winnipesaukee, in coveted Meredith bay. The property comes with 2.2 acres of land, 163ft of pristine shore front and 4798 square ft of living space. The orientation is South West and the sun sets are extraordinary. Don't like covering your boat every night, no problem here .....just park your boat in the boat house!  Enjoy the sugar sand beach and boat lift.  There are 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The open concept features a kitchen, dining room and a great room with beautiful lake views. 

Squam Lake is at your footsteps with the purchase of this new construction home.

4:30-6:30 77 Ridge Road, Ashland Avaialble with a Dock to Access all of Squam Lake. STUNNING NEW construction. Magnificent views. Broker Open House. Brokers may bring clients.  $892,000 for 77 Ridge Road, Ashland without a dock, $950,000 for 77 Ridge Road with a dock.

For those who attend at least 101 Neal Shore Road, Meredith and 77 Ridge Road, Ashland, a $5.00 donation will be made in your name to the Lakes Region Children's Charity and your name will be entered to win a 2017 raffle to win an autographed New England Patriot's team member Charitable Foundation T-shirt.

Contact Nicole Watkins for details.

46 Terrace Hill Road Gilford, A New Listing Ideally Situated for Four Season Fun & Convenient to Lakes Region Attractions.

46 Terrace HIll Road Gilford, NH 

FOUR SEASON RECREATION

LOCATION ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE

WITHIN AN HOUR TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SEACOAST

The Terrace Hill, Gilford location is within 15 minutes to Gunstock Ski Resort.  Not only is Gunstock the largest County owned ski resort in the United States, Gunstock Mountain also has the longest zip line in the United States.  

During the winter,  night skiing with the mountain bathed in a green light and pristine snow, is a beautiful sight to behold.  Cafes open in the evening and horse drawn carriage rides all contribute to make Gunstock a picturesque and appealing winter experience. Whether you are there for day or evening skiing, snowboarding, tubing or merely viewing the mountain from across Lake Winnipesaukee, it is one of the draws of the New Hampshire Lakes Region.

The Gunstock Ski Club is a popular way for young children to learn to ski with their peers, within the view of their parents at this friendly resort with sunny southern exposure.

Gunstock resort offers a variety of slopes and skiing lessons for beginners to experts. Segway tours, cross-country ski trails, a pond for skating, fireworks on New Year’s Eve and events throughout the year are all part of the what has made Gunstock a spot where generations of skiers, vacationers, and year round residents have made some of their most indelible memories.

Another mountain within minutes of 46 Terrace Hill Gilford with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee,  Mount Major offers hiking trails that are particularly popular in summer months.

Timberman Triathlon Festival and Timber Fest is a popular Gilford and Alton, New Hampshire summer event for competitors and, for the slightly less motivated… there's the TimberFest at Gunstock with live music, sports and fitness expo

For a fun family-night out on the town the Winnipesaukee Playhouse community theater features a 194 seat Mainstage theatre in Meredith, New Hampshire and has an amazing line up of shows in 2017. Their shows include Rocky Horror Picture Show, Snow White, and others, such Hound of the Baskervilles. The theater has won many awards and is very active in the community offering events and classes for all ages.

For active adults, the Gilford Hills Tennis Club is one of the oldest tennis clubs in the state of New Hampshire. The club offers many different services including indoor tennis, personal training, dance classes, and a kids’ club with full staff to watch and entertain children while members are working out or playing tennis.

For golfers, the Laconia Country Club is one of the most popular clubs in the Lakes Region.  It is only private country club on the west of Lake Winnipesaukee and is a favorite of celebrities and golfers.  Conveniently located near Meredith, Gilford, and Laconia, it is a popular spot to host celebrations. Weddings, and company and charity parties are often held here.

There are great local restaurants including The Lyons Den, located at 25 Dock Road, Gilford, New Hampshire. This cozy restaurant serves traditional Americana cuisine and is located on Lake Winnipesaukee, providing beautiful views for patrons. For a rustic restaurant complete with fireplace, wood construction, and friendly staff, try Ellacoya Bar and Grill, located at 2667 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, New Hampshire.  The Lake Opechee Inn has rooms that are pet-friendly for visitors and O’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant at the Lake Opechee Inn offers lake views of Opechee, including sunsets.  The dining fare at “O’s”  is some of the best in the Lakes Region.

In Gilford New Hampshire, the location for 46 Terrace Hill Road, you will find opportunity and space  for relaxation, a vibrant community, and social clubs.  The lakes and mountains and the location near the highway for easy access to Boston, are reasons why Gilford is one of the most popular towns on lake Winnipesaukee.   

Call Nicole Watkins at <a href="tel:+16037077575">603-707-7575</a> to tour 46 Terrace Hill Road, Gilford today.

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Rocco's Pick of the Week: Tuftonboro NH Open House on Labour Day

Rocco and his Best Friend Make 58 Eaglemere Road, a Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home in Tuftonboro,

Their Winnipesaukee Pick of the Week!

Visit Labour Day Weekend Open Houses

September 3rd and September 4th 10 AM - 12 PM

at 58 Eaglemere Road, Tuftonboro, NH.

Gunnison's prairie dogs of the U.S. and Mexico are said to have their own sophisticated language including adjectives, nouns, verbs, and all the nuances of lanugage. This is according to Dr. Slobodchikoff's videotaped studies as written in Temple Grandin's book, "Animals in Translation". It is surmised that the prairie dogs' language grew as a survival mechanism from many years of being prey.

Winnipesaukee dogs are considerably more coddled.  My dog, Rocco gets the cutest toys from WinniPaws boutique pet store in Wolfeboro, and need not worry about procuring his next meal, much less being someone's next meal.  The concept of being prey is foreign to him.  The concept of a boat ride to a beautiful property is his pinnacle of excitement.

Boating by by beautiful 58 Eaglemere Road is especially picturesque at sunset and, as pictured below, at Twilight, coincidentally referred to as the hour between wolf and dog.

 

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Tuftonboro Nh Waterfront Home

Labour Day Weekend Open Houses at 58 Eaglemere Road in Tuftonboro NH are being held Saturday September 3rd and September 4th 10 AM-12PM

Contact Nicole Watkins with questions.

<a href="tel:+16037077575">603.707-7575</a>.

Rocoo boating by 58 Eagelmere, is inspired by its beauty.

While Rocco is clearly at his most philosophical and erudite self while boating by Winnipesaukee's 58 Eaglemere Road, we can not guarantee that all human beings will have such exceptional intuition and perception. If they are similarly inspired to be their best at this exceptional Winnipesaukee home, Rocco and I will attribute that to great taste! 

Ask Nicole about a luxury home design for 58 Eagelmere Road with a turreted home to match the turret of its distinctive boathouse.

 

The deck and breakwater at 58 Eagelmere have sunset views shared by the home.

Sunset August 2016 at 58 Eaglmere Road on Winnipesaukee. Listed by Nicole Watkins

Leaving the Turreted boathouse 58 Eagelmere Road in the Whaler August 2016.

Boating at sunset at Tuftonboro's Waterfront 58 Eagelmere has astounding views!Views of the Belknaps and Gunstock leaving 58 Eagelmere Road.
 
Leaving 58 Eaglemere, a Winnipesaukee waterfront home at sunset.Eagelmere's Turreted boathouse and the breakwater at twilight.
 
The twilight brings out the best in this Winnipesaukee Eagelmere property.
Read more about this unique Winnipesaukee property with stunning views and privacy, on earlier blogs on my website: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just outside Wolfeboro, this is a property that offers the most desired elements of a Winnipesaukee property, including a sought-after location.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Open House at 64 Wagon Wheel Trail Meredith NH March 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.

 

Twilight at 64 wagon Wheel Trail Includes Delightful Views across the Lake to Meredith Village. Twilight at 64 wagon Wheel Trail Includes
Delightful Views across the Lake to Meredith Village.

 

Sunset Skies, Quick Access to Many of the Best Amenities on Winnipesaukee, and Superior Construction!

Sunset Skies, Quick Access to Many of the Best Amenities on Winnipesaukee, and Superior Construction!

 

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Open House Friday March 4th through Monday March 7th 11-2 at 64 Wagon Wheel Trail Meredith, Contact Nicole Watkins for directions and details. Corporate office 603 253-7766 Direct cell (603) 707-7575

Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty 60 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough NH 03254

Visit this custom home and see why Drouin Custom Home Builders LLC of Gilford NH are so in demand.

Contact Nicole watkins at <a href="tel:+16037077575">603-707-7575</a> for directions, details and to request and color brochure of this Meredith Winnipesaukee property.

64 Wagon Wheel Trail Listing Details.

64 Wagon Wheel Trail Video

 

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4 Bedroom Newer Construction Winnipesaukee Home for Rent

$3600.00 a week.

Enjoy Summer Days in Meredith NH by the Lake!

Convenient Meredith NH location.

Great views.

Interior has fir beams and hardwood floors.

4 bedrooms.

Lower level family room.

Western Exposure and Privacy.

2 Private docks.

Private waterfront.

Immaculate and beautifully designed and built by a premier NH home builder.

Just a few minutes to down town amenities by car or boat!

Call Nicole Watkins for details. (603) 707-7575.

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Early Morning View from this Spindle Point Winnipesaukee Meredith NH Rental.

Contact me for interior shots or to ask about other Winnipesaukee rentals

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Winnipesaukee homes for sale.

Ask about other homes by this builder and Winnipesaukee market conditions.

Feel free to search sold Winnipesaukee homes to do your own market research before buying real estate.

Call Nicole to ask about the sold Winnipesaukee homes for which she has represented buyers or sellers.

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76 Veasey Shore - The Hour between Dog and Wolf Still Shows this Property as Unambiguously Lovely

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New Twilight Photos of 76 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith

The" hour between dog and wolf" comes from the French phrase "entre chien et loup".  It refers to a certain time of day that the lighting is shifting, making it difficult to discern between dog and wolf, friend or foe.

October itself is a month of shifting, when all the colors of Fall can come and go quickly. When the wind can obliterate the colors overnight and the new day can seem like a new world more than a new month.

The excitement in the ever-changing days of October is one of the aspects I love about New Hampshire and Lake Winnipesaukee.  A property like 76 Veasey Shore, Meredith NH, which has expansive lake and mountain views and ponds surrounded by gardens and woodlands is a serene world almost unto itself and a perfect spot to enjoy the ever-shifting days of Fall in New Hampshire.

The photos of 76 Veasey Shore taken at twilight, when many trees are already losing their leaves, is a type of moody beauty not always used to market Winnipesaukee Lake Homes for Sale, but the seasons are one of the reasons New Hampshire is magnificent and these photos celebrate it.

The elements of New Hampshire celebrate the mystery and potential for change in everything in our world.

Come enjoy the beauty of the elements at 76 Veasey Shore on October 12th 11AM-2PM.

As a preview, view the twilight photos of 76 Veasey Shore on the 76 Veasey Twilight Photos Link.

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2 Open Houses at Spectacular Waterfront Homes! Stop by 10/12/2014

2 Open Houses!

Winnipesaukee Homes to Delight!

 

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Both homes are ideal for those who want privacy and quiet locations on Winnipesaukee.

Stop by my 2 Open Houses between visiting the NH Home Builders "Parade of Homes" houses. Homes on Cottage Road in Moultonborough as well as homes in Gilford, Laconia, will be featured in this 2014 Parade of Homes.

Stop by at the following 2 homes when you are traveling between Moultonborough and Gilford.

Visit 20 Senter Cove Road, Tuftonboro from 10:00-12:00 on Sunday 10/12/14.

  • Built by Cargill Construction, with this premier builder's eye for elegance, this home is located near Bald Peak Colony Club.
  • Southwest exposure
  • Beautiful landscaping,
  • Charming bunkhouse with fireplace and antique windows,
  • Fir doors,
  • Hart pine floors,
  • Real fieldstone fireplace
  •  Picturesque views of Gem Island and Gunstock are all winning!!

Visit 76 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith, NH from 11:00 to 2:00 Sunday 10/12/14.

What are the elements of this  magnificent Veasey Shore lake house?

  • Many elements are borrowed from the "New Old House".
  • Beautiful hickory floors combine with white wainscoting to create a sumptuous and "lakey" feeling.
  • You'll feel like you are staying at a Bed and Breakfast and that your own vacation fairy has prepared a delightful retreat for you!
  • "Yesterday's character for today's home" is how Russel Versaci describes the New Old house.
  • The homeowner has created a home that has classic characteristics with proven appeal.
  • Time honored New England cottage archtitecture, while including all of the modern comfort that the discerning Buyer has come to expect.
  • The lantern style exterior lighting reflects beautifully in the ponds to create a "world apart" feeling that is relaxing!
  • Shingle style homes were a freestyle mix of details. Sprawling floor plan that lends itself to relaxed summer living cottage is a conglomeration of different styles.
  • Meredith and Center Harbor amenities are just a 10 minute drive from the house.

Creating a new old house incoprporates the comforts of a modern home with the character elements of an old home. At 76 Veasey Shore Road Meredith, NH the Seller worked with Frank Demore, an Effingham, NH custom home builder to develop the character of her new old house, which was finished in 2006, but looks as if it might have been on its beautiful site on Lake Winnipesaukee forever.

 

Visit the Open House 10/12/14 at 76 Veasey Shore Road.

Visit the Open House 10/12/14 at 76 Veasey Shore Road.

 

One of the pieces she used to add the finishing touches to the Master Bedroom of this Frank Demore built home, is an art nouveau mantel for the Master Suite's gas fireplace.

The graceful and striking antique mantel comes from a raised mansion in Delaware. The hand painted and hand glazed Cerullian blue fish tiles on the mantel are juxtaposed to the mantels blonde oak wood.

The fish theme is carried throughout the home, and includes, fish tiles in one of the bathrooms. In the Master Bedroom, a custom book case is built around the antique mantel to cover the entire wall with a gallery shelf at the top. The hearth is travertine marble and weighs about nine hundred pounds.

  • Professionally applianced kitchen,
  • High velocity HVAC, '
  • Smarthouse" technology which has a total alarm system including freeze alert and security alert!
  • Visit this Virtual Tour of 76 Veasey for a preview!

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Just Listed! Perfect for Entertaining. Casual, Yet Elegant and Wrapped by 237 Feet of Winnipesaukee Waterfront.

Meredith NH - Located right next to iconic Hornets Nest Point, this waterfront jewel sparkles.

5.11 acres offers of indulgent privacy.
Guest quarters with deck perched atop the 3 car garage have lovely lake views. Enjoy lavish gardens, including water gardens and many perennials around the ponds and walkways.

Wow! This property will take your breath away even before you enter the charming main home. Designed with an artist's eye and executed by master craftsmen,  this home 76 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith at will keep your senses enthralled.

1st flr. luxury Master Suite & 3 ensuite bedrooms w/ tile baths on the upper level. Coffered ceilings, 8 ft. french doors, and 22 large windows make the first floor sunny, casual, & elegant.

Wainscoting throughout the 1st floor includes wainscoting in the large Chef's kitchen.

Second floor family room is wrapped by views of 237 feet of curving waterfront, completing the sense of being transported to a truly singular waterfront experience!

The large lot with 237 feet of waterfront offers Winnipesaukee privacy, yet the location is just a few minutes from Meredith and Center Harbor NH amenities. Ideal for year round living.

View the listing sheet for 76 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith NH.

Contact listing agent, Nicole Watkins for more details or to arrange a private tour.  (603) 707-7575.

If this home is not in your price range, feel free to search MLS or Meredith NH homes from $250,000 to $1,2000,000.