Sun., Sept. 26, 3-5pm — Join the Trust for Public Land, Town of Hanover, and Hanover Conservancy to salute the long-awaited permanent conservation of these beautiful 250 acres on Greensboro Road with those who made it happen. Park at the newly constructed parking area on the north side of Greensboro Road between #108 and #110. Watch this space for updates.
Registration for the 8th annual Hanover Trails Challenge is now open at HanoverRec.com!
Register now for the 8th Annual Hanover Trails Hike Challenge — a joint program of the Hanover Conservancy and Town of Hanover Parks and Recreation. The Trails Challenge begins on June 14 and runs through September. Participants receive a booklet with maps, directions, property descriptions and a destination marker to find and record. Complete 6 of 9 hikes to be eligible for a raffle of prizes from local businesses: King Arthur Flour, Umplebys, Blue Sky Restaurant Group, Dan & Whits, Stateline Sports, Hanover Adventure Tours, Ramuntos, Blue Sparrow Kitchen, VINS and more.
Registration Fees: $6.00 Individual, $20 for a family of 4 or more, children 4 and under free, optional t-shirt purchase for $5.00.
A BIG THANKS to our 4 major business sponsors: Revision Energy, BE Fit, Lou’s, and LindeMac Real Estate!
Sign up today!
With support from the NH Humanities Council and the Hanover Historical Society, our Executive Director, Adair Mulligan, gave a wonderful presentation on the history of conservation in Hanover. You can now watch the recorded talk on our YouTube channel!
The History of Conservation in Hanover…or, how to string a green necklace, bead by bead.
Tuesday, April 27, 7:00pm – via Zoom
Sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy and Hanover Historical Society
Speaker: Adair Mulligan, Executive Director, Hanover Conservancy
We’ll take an armchair tour of Hanover and its many now-protected spaces to celebrate Earth Week.
Beginning with a look back at the bad old days of water pollution, environmental degradation, and the
back to the land movement, we’ll go forward with the founding 60 years ago of the Hanover
Conservation Council (now Hanover Conservancy), and the blossoming of conservation efforts in this
beautiful town, from the Connecticut River to the peaks of Moose Mountain. Well-illustrated with maps
and images, we’ll reveal the backstory of how the “green necklace” came to be strung around
downtown Hanover, culminating in the protection this year of the 250-acre Mink Brook Community
Open to all – register for zoom link at www.hanoverconservancy.org/events
A big-hearted thanks to all those who tried the Hanover Conservancy “Love of Nature Trail Adventure” this winter. You demonstrated how much you Love Nature!
More than 225 folks downloaded a handout or picked one up from the trailhead kiosks, and the 60 tree cookies, decorated by children in the Kids-After-School-Time program, lasted a full month despite some very blustery conditions. If you completed the hikes and deciphered the messages but did not yet request a sticker, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to the coded messages from each trail:
Mink Brook Nature Preserve: Go green and drink clean
Balch Hill Natural Area: Breathe in & thank a tree
Hayes Farm Park and King Bird Sanctuary: Adopt the pace of nature [:her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson]
Stay tuned for more fun adventures and challenges this spring and summer!
We had a fantastic group for our first guided hike at the Britton Forest’s new trail, the Black Bear Loop. Thanks to all who joined!