Trips & Events

WINTER TRIPS & PROGRAMS

 

THE POWER OF WATER / THE POWER OF WORDS ~ Thursday, March 23rd 7-9 p.m. – What do your rivers mean to you? The Hanover Conservancy and Howe Library will host a lively and informative free public presentation of The Power of Water / The Power of Words.  This joint project of the Connecticut River Watershed Council and Art & Dialogue has been collecting the public’s hopes and dreams for the future of the Connecticut River. Because Wilder Dam and four other hydro facilities that affect the river from Lebanon NH/Wilder VT to Montague, MA  are currently being relicensed, the public has a unique opportunity to have a say in how these facilities will be operated for several generations.

Participants young and old have written personal notes on sculpted pieces of colored paper that are transformed into a massive and inspiring community art installation. Assembled in a flowing wall display, it speaks of the Connecticut River being cleaner and hydropower greener. All of these stories will be submitted as official public comment to the government agencies responsible for relicensing hydroelectric facilities. Read the full press release here.

FAMILY SNOWSHOE TOUR OF HUDSON FARM  – NEW DATE! Saturday, March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. Family-friendly trip to explore this soon-to-be protected land and its links to the Appalachian Trail.  We’ll check for wildlife sign and discuss local history as we go. Meet: Trescott Road opposite Partridge Road. Snowshoes available. Leader: Adair Mulligan. Level: Easy.  Please, no dogs.

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“There are two things that interest me; the relation of people to each other,

and the relation of people to the land.”   -Aldo Leopold

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Conservancy trips, led by our staff and experienced volunteers, explore the wilder side of Hanover with snowshoeing, birding, family hikes, habitat demonstrations, wildflower walks, and history tours.  Members receive a seasonal colorful trip card before public announcement. Thanks to member and corporate support, outdoor trips are free and most are open to all.

  • No registration required unless noted.
  • Dress for the weather in layers, with sturdy foot gear (we go out rain or shine).  Many trips are designed for families.
  • Pets – We love our dogs too, but please leave them at home.
  • Past Trips: See where we went and what we did here!