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Mink Brook’s 15th Anniversary Celebration!

A good time was had by all on Sunday, August 24, at the Mink Brook Nature Preserve.  More info HERE

First-ever Hanover Trails Challenge!RederFamilyTrailChall2014

There’s still time to register. So far, nearly 100 families are hiking on Hanover trails on this fun treasure hunt. Get the T-shirt, get out there, and have fun!

Find trail maps and much more here on our website. Fall is right around the corner – and our series of free outdoor trips and programs. Current Conservancy members receive advance notice of all these events – be sure you’re on our list!

Environmental Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Hanover High School’s Jyoti Graber, winner of our 2014 Environmental Scholarship Award. The HHS senior distinguished herself with high academic achievement in Environmental Science. The award carries a $500 scholarship. The Hanover Conservancy has a half-century history of supporting environmental education in Hanover schools, and we are pleased to initiate this new scholarship.

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.

2014 Byrne Foundation Challenge – Met!

Many thanks to all who responded – between the Byrne Foundation’s gift and challenge and your response, $25,000 will be put to good use caring for our natural areas and trails, providing an energetic free public trips program, and planning for land conservation in our community.

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.