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WRLAC Mission 


The Warner River Local Advisory Committee (WRLAC) was established in 2018 by the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program (RSA 483:8-a).


As a non-regulatory body, the WRLAC's mission is to advise the state, the communities within the protected river corridor and watershed, and individual residents about thoughtful stewardship of the river’s outstanding characteristics -- recreational, fisheries, wildlife, cultural, and ecological -- and to support the protection and maintenance of the riparian lands within the Warner River Protected Corridor. The Warner River Corridor includes the five towns of Bradford, Sutton, Warner, Webster, and Hopkinton. 


When reviewing relevant permits within the river corridor, the WRLAC considers the river's riparian and aquatic habitats and its high water quality and available quantity, balanced with responsible community use of the river, riparian lands, and the land within the Warner River Corridor. The Committee strives to provide useful and practical advice on permits and other activities in the Corridor.


A Corridor Management Plan, completed in 2021, serves as a guide for the Committee's goals.

The WRLAC meets at 7:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday every other month in the downstairs meeting room of the Pillsbury Free Library, 18 East Main St., Warner, NH. Meeting dates for 2024 are April 24, June 26, August 28, October 23, and a date to be determined in December. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

WRLAC Representatives

Representatives to the Committee come from each of the five riverfront towns and serve three-year terms. Current members' skills include, science, law, business, education, engineering, town government, and conservation. Their interests include the outdoors and the natural world, conservation, outdoor recreation, music, and community service. Over the years, they have included riparian landowners and village dwellers, newcomers and long-time residents, and young adults and young-at-heart adults. Please contact us at if you would like to find out more about joining us or to find out more about what we are doing!

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WRLAC Representatives

Marlene Freyler

Rebecca Herman

Mike Howley



WRLAC Representative

Dan Morrissey, Chair



WRLAC Representative

Pete Savickas, Treasurer



WRLAC Representatives

Laura Russell, Secretary

Chris Spannweitz



WRLAC Representative

George Embley

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