Recent Activities & Events

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, […]

By |July 28th, 2017|Conservation Plan, Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on MMRG Unveiled its new Regional Conservation Plan: ‘Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow’

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 […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Grand Opening of Plummers Ridge Forest and Farms Trails in Milton

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 […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Branch River Paddlers Enjoyed Fast Water

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 […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on MOOSE-ie Birders Listen to Woodcocks in Blueberry Fields

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 […]

By |March 18th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Winter walkers learned about wildlife and woodlots at Split Rock Conservation Area

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 […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Town Successes and Challenges Shared at ‘CC Mixer’ Round Table

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 […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Forestry Workshop Showcased Multiple Timber Harvesting Systems

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

Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival: a ‘Dream Come True!’

Thanks to Kate Wilcox for the 2016 Festival photos shown here.

Despite threat of thunderstorms, nearly 500 children and adults came out to explore, learn and play at the recent Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival in Milton Mills.  Presented by Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Branch Hill Farm (BHF), this […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival: a ‘Dream Come True!’

Connections Between Land Use and Water Quality — Connections Between Lake Associations

All the seats were taken around the long table at the Wakefield Opera House despite the day being a beautiful Saturday morning in June. The occasion was a first regional ‘Lake Associations Mixer’ sponsored by MMRG and the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA), on a theme of ‘Connections Between Land […]

By |July 4th, 2016|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Connections Between Land Use and Water Quality — Connections Between Lake Associations

Branch River Paddlers View Fish Piles and Spring Birds

Branch River Paddle photos taken by Kate Wilcox and Patti Connaughton-Burns.

Kayakers and canoeists enjoyed perfect conditions for the annual paddle down the Branch River in Milton, presented by MMRG and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust (BHF/CSFCT). Nearly seventy participants came out on the sunny and calm Saturday morning […]

By |July 4th, 2016|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Branch River Paddlers View Fish Piles and Spring Birds

MMRG’s Annual Meeting Featured Guest Kevin Gardner

Annual Meeting photos courtesy of Kate Wilcox.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways held its 2016 Annual Meeting festivities on April 17 at the Kingswood Greenside Tavern in Wolfeboro, NH with nearly 100 people in attendance. MMRG Board Chair Jack Savage welcomed the crowd and extended thanks to many volunteers for their dedicated […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on MMRG’s Annual Meeting Featured Guest Kevin Gardner

Winter Walks co-sponsored with Branch Hill Farm

In late February, MMRG co-sponsored a Winter Wildlife Walk with Branch Hill Farm (BHF) on BHF forest lands in Milton. Although the mild winter had already diminished the snow cover and obliterated many of the wildlife tracks that usually criss cross it, there was still evidence of animal activity to […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Recent Activities & Events|Comments Off on Winter Walks co-sponsored with Branch Hill Farm