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Butterflies For All

Come explore the lovely world of some of our local butterflies with Bill Shepard at the Etna Library on Monday, August 13th at 3:00.

Look at specimens and learn about moth & butterfly resources before heading outside to the Hayes Farm Park & Nan and Allen King Bird Sanctuary to try your hand at catching a few!

Crescent sp.

This fun & informative event is recommended for ages 8+, but all are welcome. Event includes a short, easy walk behind the library.

Registration still open for 5th Annual Hanover Trails Challenge through August 31st

CaptureSummer is here…Get Outside & Explore!

This do-at-your-own-pace hiking challenge will introduce you to 8 trails around town that hikers of all ages will love. Register through Hanover Parks & Rec HERE for $5/adult, $3/child.  The deadline for t-shirt orders has passed, but you’ll still receive a booklet with maps & detailed directions to each destination!

Complete 5 of 8 hikes by FallFest at Storrs Pond in September, and be entered in a raffle for great prizes donated by local businesses.

Sponsored by LindeMac Real Estate, BE Fit Physical Therapy and Hanover Improvement Society– THANK YOU!


HC Executive Director Adair Mulligan Wins Bud Foster Award

Each year, the Connecticut River Conservancy’s Bud Foster Award honors vital partners whose work has benefited the Connecticut River watershed. Named after the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s* first-ever executive director, who served the river and its inhabitants in the 1950s, this award recognizes his early work and celebrates the progress made towards restoring the Connecticut to a clean and healthy river. At the CRC’s annual meeting in Brattleboro, VT on June 16th, 2018, the recipients of the Bud Foster Award were Marie Levesque Caduto, Watershed Coordinator for the VT Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Hanover Conservancy’s Executive Director, Adair Mulligan. Marie and Adair’s dedication to environmental advocacy, education and conservation has been instrumental in restoring the beautiful river we enjoy today. Read David Deen’s full remarks about Marie & Adair here. *The Connecticut River Watershed Council was recently renamed the Connecticut River Conservancy. Sound familiar? The Hanover Conservancy was founded as the Hanover Conservation Council in 1961 and rebranded in 2010!

FY2017 Annual Report

A rewaFY2017AnnualReportcoverrding look back at a very successful year. View our most recent annual report HERE.    


About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire, founded in 1961. Our mission is to protect land and water in our community and to nurture an appreciation for Hanover’s natural environment. A private, non-profit membership organization, we are not affiliated with town government, but work closely with our civic partners. We lead programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for conservation-oriented public policy. VISION 2020  is our strategic plan for the next five years, adopted in 2015.   Learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve! Follow us on social media – Get updates about events, see photos of recent adventures and hear about new spots to explore and enjoy in Hanover!