Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will present its new Regional Conservation Plan, ‘Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow’, on Tuesday evening, July 18, at Pinckney Boathouse, Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro. The session will interest all who care about conserving our land and resources for future generations and who live, work or play in the seven towns of MMRG’s service region: Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro.

The Conservation Plan is the culmination of a year-long process that engaged local residents, MMRG’s Board of Directors and conservation professionals, and made use of conservation priorities articulated in town Master Plans. Professional planners Dan Sundquist of Greenfire GIS and Steve Whitman of Resilience Planning & Design led MMRG’s highly interactive, multi-stepped data-collection process, which engaged both the community and conservation professionals and ultimately informed the Conservation Plan. MMRG expects to share the plan widely and to make use of the plan in developing and selecting future land conservation projects. Click here to read more about our year-long planning process.

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a half hour reception, giving attendees an opportunity to review the new conservation planning maps. Light refreshments will be served. A presentation will follow by Dan and Steve to explain the new plan. MMRG Executive Director Patti Connaughton-Burns will present MMRG’s next steps and all three will take questions until approximately 8:30 pm. According to Patti, “The enthusiastic participation of the MMRG community was inspiring! The input from so many stakeholders in this process was critical and I hope many more people will join us on July 18 to hear about our shared vision of community conservation.”The evening is free and open to the public but pre-registration is requested; the deadline has been extended to Monday, July 17. Call MMRG Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at 603-978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info. Many thanks to Parkers Accounting of Bow, NH and to Wentworth Watershed Association for their sponsorship of the event.

Our Conservation Planning project was supported by funds from the sale of the Conservation License Plate (Moose Plate) through the NH State Conservation Committee grant program and by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, the Davis Conservation Foundation, the Adelard A. Roy & Valdea Lea Roy Foundation, and other generous donors.