Photo of our first CC Mixer, with guest speaker Amanda Stone of UNH Cooperative Extension, courtesy of Kari Lygren.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will hold its 4th annual ‘CC Mixer’ on Saturday, December 3 from 8:30 am until noon at the Wakefield Opera House, 2 High St, Sanbornville, NH. The topic for the ‘CC Mixer’ is “Planning Development with Conservation in Mind” and the guest speaker is Dan Sundquist of GreenFire GIS. The program will also feature networking, information-sharing, and brainstorming by Conservation Commissioners and municipal officials from MMRG’s seven service towns plus neighboring Rochester. The event is a unique opportunity for planning and development decision-makers in our communities to learn from each other, and for the public to learn about the process.

Dan Sundquist is the retired director of planning for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, environmental planner, an accomplished GIS mapper and cartographer, and former Chair of the Sutton Board of Selectmen. With an impressive career in regional planning and design, influenced by conservation, he is also the project lead for MMRG’s on-going Conservation Planning project, ‘Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow’. Using his experience in regional conservation planning with other towns in New Hampshire, Dan will highlight how conservation principles can be integrated into community-based land planning. Invited guest Barbara Richter, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions, will provide a brief update on NHACC.

Members of municipal Select Boards, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, and Conservation Commissions, and others who are involved in community development planning are all invited to participate in a round table discussion where they may share their recent successes and challenges. In addition, breakout focus groups will explore topics of municipal and economic interest related to development with conservation. Click here to view our CC Mixer program flier.

This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is requested. For more information, call MMRG’s Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at (603) 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info.

MMRG is grateful to the business sponsors of this event: Ilex Wetlands Consultants and Jodi Hughes-Emerson, Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Spencer-Hughes Real Estate of Wolfeboro.