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Deer Season

News on the 2014 deer hunting season on Conservancy properties HERE. Be safe out there – wear your orange!

2014 Annual Meeting – Dec. 3

Proceeds benefit the Mink Brook Fund

Proceeds benefit the Mink Brook Fund

Please join us for the annual meeting of  the membership, at the Howe Library at 7:00pm on Wednesday, December 3. Come to celebrate a great year with good cheer, hear more about our VISION 2020, and mark the 15th anniversary of the protection of our Mink Brook Nature Preserve with a lively presentation by historian – and former Mink Brook neighbor – Jay Barrett.  All are welcome – not a member? Join at the door. Refreshments will be served.  Come prepared to adopt a Mink Brook bear, to contribute to our Mink Brook Stewardship Fund. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (membership included).

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We are delighted to welcome back Courtney Dragiff as our new Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. Hers is a familiar face to many who have joined us on a Conservancy trip or wielded a saw at a Conservancy preserve. Meet our board and staff

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Conservancy members have now received our 2014 Annual Report. Along with an account of our recently-completed and very busy year is our new draft strategic plan for the next five years – VISION 2020. We hope to hear from you about it – please get in touch!

First-ever Hanover Trails ChallengeRederFamilyTrailChall2014

Nearly 100 Hanover hikers took the challenge and hit the trails on this fun treasure hunt. The challenge may be over for this year, but you can still explore on your own – find trail maps and much more here on our website.

Betty Hunter (ctr R) and friends at Balch Hill, 1963

Betty Hunter (ctr R) and friends at Balch Hill, 1963

Remembering Balch Hill Friends

Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Ralph, were long-time members who left an important mark on one of Hanover’s favorite places – Balch Hill. We appreciate their legacy and are grateful to Elizabeth’s family for encouraging donations to the Hanover Conservancy in her memory. Last year, the family of Mable Staples (shown at far left) honored her memory with gifts to Balch Hill, enabling us to reprint the guide to the Natural Area.

We are pleased to welcome two new members of our Conservation Legacy Circle. These fore-sighted members have included the Conservancy in their estate plans to ensure that their vision for our community continues. MORE

About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire. Our mission is to protect land and water in our community and to nurture an appreciation for Hanover’s natural environment among those who live and work here. A private, non-profit membership organization, the Conservancy is not affiliated with town government, but works closely with our civic partners. The Conservancy leads active programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for environmentally sound public policy. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve.