MMRG In Action

Annual Branch River Paddle Set for Saturday, May 27

Photos from previous Branch River Paddle events, thanks to Kate Wilcox and others.

MMRG and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust are teaming up once again to offer canoe and kayak enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a group paddle of the pristine Branch River in Milton Mills, NH. The event […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Event Announcements|Comments Off on Annual Branch River Paddle Set for Saturday, May 27

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

Grand Opening of Plummers Ridge Forest and Farms Hiking Trails

Almost seven miles of newly-signed and blazed trails on Plummers Ridge in Milton, NH will be open for the public to explore in a guided walk on Saturday, May 13. The trails, which meander through 400 conserved acres of woodlands and fields and along streambanks, connect the adjacent farms of […]

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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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MMRG’s Annual Meeting on April 23 Features Sustainability Specialist

Photos: Steve Whitman in Kenya, silent auction items, Lovell Lake rental and guided lobstering trip.

MMRG will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 23, from 4 to 7 pm at the Governor’s Inn, 78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH.  Following tradition, this festive occasion will start with a cocktail/social hour and […]

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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 […]

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

Training Workshop for Conservation Easement Monitors

Monitoring workshop participants learning to use a compass and survey map; photo thanks to Emily Lord.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) is teaming up with the Stewardship Network: New England and UNH Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) to offer a free training workshop on Saturday, March 25 for volunteer monitors of conservation easements. […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Event Announcements|Comments Off on Training Workshop for Conservation Easement Monitors

150 Acres in Brookfield Conserved for Wildlife

The family of the late Edna Cann has honored her memory as wife, mother, and lover of wildlife by conserving 150 acres, named the Split Rock Conservation Area, that surround the family home in Brookfield. The Cann family donated a conservation easement on the property to Moose Mountains Regional Greenways. […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Conservation Projects & News|Comments Off on 150 Acres in Brookfield Conserved for Wildlife

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

MMRG’s Winter Walk Celebrates Newly Conserved Land in Brookfield

Winter walk guides Charlie Bridges and Wendy Scribner next to the rock for which the newly-conserved ‘Split Rock Conservation Area’ is named.

On Sunday afternoon, March 5, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will offer a free snowshoe walk led by wildlife expert Charlie Bridges and forester Wendy Scribner. The outing will […]

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Register Early for MMRG’s Annual Meeting

Courtesy photo of Steve Whitman in Kenya.

MMRG will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Governor’s Inn in Rochester, NH. Following tradition, this festive occasion will start with a cocktail/social hour and silent auction, followed by a buffet dinner, award presentation, […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Event Announcements|Comments Off on Register Early for MMRG’s Annual Meeting

All Are Invited to MMRG’s Final ‘Visioning Session’ for Conservation Planning

MMRG’s first Visioning Session held at the Wakefield Opera House; photo courtesy of Steve Whitman.

MMRG invites all who care about conserving our land and resources for future generations to contribute to a shared vision for preserving the special places of our region. A Saturday-morning Community Visioning Session is planned from […]

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LCHIP Award Gives Funding Boost to New Durham Conservation Project; MMRG Event Showcases the Land and its Values

Photo credits: Kate Wilcox, Perry Smith, Emily Lord, and Victor Piekarski and Gloria Switalski.

MMRG has received a 2016 New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grant award to conserve 115 acres at WidowMaker Farm in New Durham via a donated conservation easement.  The grant will partially fund the […]

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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 […]

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

4th annual CC Mixer: ‘Planning Development with Conservation in Mind’

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 […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Event Announcements|Comments Off on 4th annual CC Mixer: ‘Planning Development with Conservation in Mind’