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As the year winds down

we hope you’ll remember the Hanover Conservancy in your year-end giving plans. We NEVER wind down!

Welcome to the Board

The Hanover Conservancy membership elected three Hanover residents to the Board of Directors at the well-attended Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 3. Joining the Board are Ann Malenka, Jay Pierson, and Mary Sloat. Meet them and the rest of our board and staff here.

Holiday Gift Idea

Adopt a Mink Brook (plush, stuffed but endearingly realistic) bear! Proceeds go to our Mink Brook Stewardship Fund. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (membership included). Contact us for details.


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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!


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 often works closely with our civic partners. The Conservancy leads active programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for conservation-oriented public policy. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve.