Recent Activities & Events

5th Annual ‘CC Mixer’: Towns and MMRG Working Together to Conserve Land

Photos of the 2017 CC Mixer by Virginia Long.

MMRG’s 5th annual ‘CC Mixer’ attracted more than thirty regional Conservation Commissioners, MMRG Directors and members, and interested  residents to spend an October evening sharing ideas and learning how towns and conservation partners can make use of our new Conservation Action Plan. […]

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Forestry Workshops Inspired Woodlot Owners and Woodworkers

Thanks to Kari Lygren for photos of these workshops.

In early November, MMRG teamed up with Branch Hill Farm/the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust to offer two forestry workshops led by consulting forester Charlie Moreno. ‘Restoration of a Forest’ and ‘Wood: From Forest to Workbench’ […]

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MOOSE-ies for Families Nature Activities Program Kicked Off with Bonfire Storytime

In late October, MMRG kicked off a new program of family nature activities, ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’, with a Family Bonfire Storytime held at McKenzie’s Farm in Milton. Owners Jock, Annie and Brett McKenzie provided atmosphere with a roaring bonfire and tended a smaller fire for sitting around and toasting marshmallows. […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on MOOSE-ies for Families Nature Activities Program Kicked Off with Bonfire Storytime

Moonlight Walkers Watched Full Moon Rise over Leary Field & Forest

Thanks to Kate Wilcox for these photos of our Moonlight Walk!

MMRG held a guided Moonlight Walk in October to showcase our Leary Field & Forest (LF&F) conservation project on Bob and Debbie Leary’s property in Farmington.  Twenty people came out to learn about LF&F’s important natural, recreational, and historical assets.  […]

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Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival was a Day of Fun and Learning

Thanks to Kate Wilcox for our 2017 WWW Festival photos.

Close to 700 people joined in a multitude of activities celebrating our great outdoors as part of the 15th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival in Milton Mills.  Presented by MMRG and Branch Hill Farm (BHF), this annual festival provides a […]

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Volunteers already preparing for this year’s Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

A new permaculture garden installation at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills recently got many helping hands as volunteers started preparing for the 15th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival presented by Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Branch Hill Farm. MMRG is now seeking more helpers to assist with […]

By |July 28th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Volunteers already preparing for this year’s Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

MMRG Unveiled its new Regional Conservation Plan: ‘Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow’

Photos of MMRG’s Conservation Plan Roll-out event by Virginia Long.

MMRG introduced its final Conservation Plan, “Our Home Our Land Our Tomorrow”, and planning maps to a gathering of approximately 70 people at the Pinckney Boat House at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro on the picture-perfect summer evening of July 18.

Patti Connaughton-Burns, […]

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Grand Opening of Plummers Ridge Forest and Farms Trails in Milton

Thanks to Cyndi Paulin and Kate Wilcox for these photos from the event.

It’s not often that the town of Milton has a grand opening event and the one held on a Saturday morning in mid-May wasn’t your typical store or restaurant opening but was titled ‘Grand Opening of Plummers Ridge […]

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Branch River Paddlers Enjoyed Fast Water

2017 Branch River Paddle photos thanks to Kate Wilcox.

Kayakers and canoeists found exceptionally high and fast-moving water in the Branch River for the annual paddle event presented by MMRG and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust (BHF/CSFCT). Approximately fifty participants made the bumpy but exciting 4-1/2 mile trip down […]

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Members Flocked to MMRG’s Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting photos thanks to Kate Wilcox.

MMRG held its 2017 Annual Meeting on one of the few sunny afternoons in April. With some 80 members in attendance at the Governor’s Inn, the occasion was festive with a cocktail/social hour and live music, a silent auction, buffet dinner, award presentations, MMRG […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Members Flocked to MMRG’s Annual Meeting

MOOSE-ie Birders Listen to Woodcocks in Blueberry Fields

MOOSE-ie Birders watching and listening for woodcocks in the recently-burned blueberry fields up on Teneriffe Mountain.  Photo by Jenn McKown.

On a warm windy April evening, the MOOSE-ie Birders got together for their first monthly outing — a woodcock watch on the property of Steve Panish and Virginia Long on Teneriffe […]

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Winter walkers learned about wildlife and woodlots at Split Rock Conservation Area

Photos by Kate Wilcox

On a brisk sunny Sunday afternoon, a group of 27 outdoor enthusiasts donned snowshoes or crampons and headed out to explore the new Split Rock Conservation Area in Brookfield, recently conserved by MMRG and the Fred Cann family. With wildlife expert Charlie Bridges and forester Wendy […]

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Town Successes and Challenges Shared at ‘CC Mixer’ Round Table

Dan Sundquist of Greenfire GIS speaking at MMRG’s annual CC Mixer.

A couple dozen Conservation Commissioners, other municipal officers, representatives of conservation organizations, and engaged citizens attended Moose Mountains Regional Greenways’ 4th annual ‘CC Mixer’ at the Wakefield Opera House in late 2016. The topic of the day, ‘Planning Development with […]

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Forestry Workshop Showcased Multiple Timber Harvesting Systems

Photos of recent workshop on Branch Hill Farm forest lands by Kari Lygren and Patti Connaughton-Burns.

A unique outdoor workshop demonstrating four types of harvesting systems in a sustainably managed forest attracted more than 50 participants to Branch River Woodlands in Milton on a crisp November Friday morning. The free workshop […]

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Community Engages in Visioning Session for Conservation Planning

The Wakefield Opera House was abuzz on a Thursday evening in late September as folks gathered for Moose Mountains Regional Greenway’s (MMRG’s) first community visioning session, the kickoff event in developing a regional and strategic Conservation Action Plan: “Our Home, Our Land, and Our Tomorrow.”  Led by professional planners Dan […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Conservation Plan, Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Community Engages in Visioning Session for Conservation Planning