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Boat Ramp Closures: Webster Lake (Franklin) Connecticut River (Orford) 2012

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department today announced upcoming closures at two New Hampshire boat access  facilities. In the coming month, repairs and improvements are planned for boat  ramps on Webster Lake in Franklin, N.H., and on the Connecticut River inOrford, N.H.

In Franklin, N.H., Fish and Game will replace the  existing deteriorating concrete boat ramp on Webster Lake.  Warm spring weather is allowing construction  to get underway soon.  Therefore, the  Webster Lake boat access facility will be closed for about a month, from March  21 through mid-April 2012, as the new ramp is installed.  Fish and Game will make every effort to make  the ramp available for weekend use during this period.

The boat ramp on the Connecticut River in Orford, N.H.,  will be closed for contracted repair work from approximately April 16 through  May 4, 2012. When the work is complete, boaters can look forward to using a new  concrete boat ramp that will be installed at the site, replacing the existing  gravel ramp. In addition, the access road will be improved and a new parking  area will be built, increasing the number of available parking spaces.

New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded  through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish Restoration funds.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in  partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish,  wildlife and marine resources and their habitats, as well as providing the  public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources. Fish and  Game's Public Boat Access Program is part of the Facilities Construction and  Lands Division, which acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes  existing sites and builds new public boat access areas.

CONTACT: Jeff King, Biologist, Statewide Public Boat Access  Program: 603-271-1748 Jane Vachon, 603-271-3211 March 21, 2012

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