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.
We are thrilled to announce that the 250-acre Mink Brook Community Forest (formerly owned by the Leavitt family) off Greensboro Road is now permanently protected and open to the public! An entire generation of conservationists worked to make this project happen: read the full press release here.
This couldn’t have happened without The Town of Hanover and the Trust for Public Lands working in tandem with generous local donors- thank you all! The Mink Brook Community Forest belongs to the Town of Hanover and will be managed for sustainable forestry, low-impact recreation and biodiversity.
The land is now open to the public. Keep an eye out for guided hikes to the property, to be announced soon!
This conservation project is a real winner, landing Hanover’s first LCHIP grant – $200,000 from the NH Land & Community Heritage Investment Program! This means fund-raising is now complete, thanks to generous support from the Hanover community, which attracted the support of LCHIP, the US Forest Service, and more. Any extra funds raised will go to help the Town care for the property – build trails and trailheads, deal with invasives, mowing, and more.
What do YOU think the future of this place should be? Share your ideas in this survey. Zoom in to the final community meeting on Dec. 2, when Julie Evans of the Northern Forest Center will lead a discussion on conservation, forest management, and recreation priorities. Recordings of past meetings and more info HERE.
Help the Town of Hanover plan for recreation and management at the future Mink Brook Community Forest (off Greensboro Road) by participating in this 5 minute survey. The survey is open through November 29th, 2020.
Join the Town of Hanover and the Hanover Conservancy this fall for a limited series of guided hikes at the future Mink Brook Community Forest on Greensboro Road. Hikes will be offered every Tuesday between September 15th and October 13th, with rain dates on Thursdays. Strenuous, off-trail hikes will alternate to the north and south parcels each week at 9 a.m., with a gentle meadow walk every week at noon.
Note: No public access is permitted outside of the scheduled guided walks.
Pre-registration required; group size limited to 10 people (leader plus 9).
Guided hikes to this posted property- to be conserved next year by the Town of Hanover with support from the Trust for Public Land and the Hanover Conservancy- are being held this fall!
Learn more about dates, events and pre-register for these limited trips through the Town of Hanover at this link.