Water Quality

The proposed Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area is a unique and important parcel near the center of the Town of Moultonborough. Within its boundaries are segments of both the Red Hill River and Lee’s Pond, providing a significant resource for maintaining water quality in the Pond and in Lake Winnipesaukee’s Moultonborough Bay.

The Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area will be an extension of the Red Hill River Conservation Area, which is under the stewardship of Lakes Region Conservation Trust and The Nature Conservancy. Keeping this land undeveloped maintains the continuity of the Red Hill River Conservation Area from Sandwich all the way to Lake Winnipesaukee. The riparian buffer and the densely vegetated forest facilitate the mitigation of stormwater, supporting infiltration and helping to sustain water quality.

The Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area includes forest, wetlands, marshes and open water. This property has been identified as a high co-occurence area for natural resource features, including wildlife habitat, an aquifer and marshland. A wildlife corridor crosses the property as animals move down to the water from Red Hill.

The Moultonborough Conservation Commission supports the acquisition of this property and is currently raising funds to buy it. Gifts may be made to MFCA and sent to the Moultonborough Conservation Commission, PO Box 139, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

More information about the Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area may be found: