MMRG In Action

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 […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on All Are Invited to MMRG’s Final ‘Visioning Session’ for Conservation Planning

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 […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Conservation Projects & News, MMRG Updates|Comments Off on LCHIP Award Gives Funding Boost to New Durham Conservation Project; MMRG Event Showcases the Land and its Values

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’

Workshop on Cut-to-Length, Biomass and Conventional Logging

Thanks to Kate Wilcox for these photos of previous MMRG forestry workshops.

Join us for a unique outdoor workshop on Friday morning, November 4, where three forms of logging will be demonstrated on a sustainably managed forest.  The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held at the Branch […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Event Announcements|Comments Off on Workshop on Cut-to-Length, Biomass and Conventional Logging

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

MMRG Plans October 1 Hike on Copple Crown

On Saturday, October 1, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will offer a free guided hike on Copple Crown Mountain in Brookfield. The Copple Crown Trail is one of the NH Lakes Region’s most popular hikes. After a round trip distance of more than 5 miles and elevation gain of […]

By |September 11th, 2016|Event Announcements|Comments Off on MMRG Plans October 1 Hike on Copple Crown

‘Paddle & Pub’ Event to Celebrate Branch River Conservation Purchase

Thanks to Patti Connaughton-Burns, Linda Schier, and Kate Wilcox for these photos.

MMRG invites the public to join in celebrating its recent acquisition of the Branch River Conservation Area, located between the villages of Union and Sanbornville in Wakefield. The ‘Paddle & Pub’ event will combine an after-work paddle on […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Event Announcements|Comments Off on ‘Paddle & Pub’ Event to Celebrate Branch River Conservation Purchase

Little Blue Job Mountain Hawk Watching planned for September 10 or 11

MMRG  will offer a free hawk watching outing on Little Blue Job Mountain in Strafford/Farmington led by MMRG Staff member and long-time birder Virginia Long. The event will take place from 10 am until 1 pm on either Saturday, September 10 or Sunday, the 11th, depending on which is forecast […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Event Announcements|Comments Off on Little Blue Job Mountain Hawk Watching planned for September 10 or 11

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!’

MMRG Completes Purchase of Branch River Conservation Area

By MMRG Executive Director Patti Connaughton-Burns

 MMRG recently completed the purchase of our first conservation parcel, the 17-acre, ecologically important Branch River Conservation Area (BRCA), located in Wakefield between the villages of Union and Sanbornville. A few weeks after the purchase, we acquired additional land on the opposite bank […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Conservation Projects & News|Comments Off on MMRG Completes Purchase of Branch River Conservation Area

New Activities Planned for 14th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

Thanks to Kate Wilcox for these photos of our 2015 WWW Festival!

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways’ 14th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival will take place on Saturday, August 13 from 10 am to 3 pm at Branch Hill Farm (BHF), 307 Applebee Road in Milton Mills, NH. This day-long celebration […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Event Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Activities Planned for 14th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

Have Fun and Learn at 14th Annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival!

Thanks to our volunteer photographers, David O’Connor and Kate Wilcox.

MMRG’s  14th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival will take place on Saturday, August 13 from 10 am to 3 pm at Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road in Milton Mills, NH. This day-long celebration of the great outdoors is an […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Event Announcements|Comments Off on Have Fun and Learn at 14th Annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival!

Have Fun and Meet People as a Festival Volunteer!

Festival photos by David O’Connor and Kate Wilcox.

We are seeking volunteers to help at this year’s Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival on Saturday, August 12, from 10 am to 3 pm at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills. More than 600 attendees are anticipated so lots of helpers are needed […]

By |July 4th, 2016|MMRG Updates|Comments Off on Have Fun and Meet People as a Festival Volunteer!