The Hanover Conservancy is pleased and proud to share with you our new video honoring our 60th anniversary milestone. During 2021, we worked with videographer and Hanover High School student Ezra McGinley-Smith to capture Hanover’s most meaningful conservation places, partners, and progress. Check out our Celebrating 60 years for more info about HC and Ezra
Yesterday’s Annual Meeting was recorded! View the full video on our YouTube channel. The first 15 minutes are the business portion, followed by Executive Director, Adair Mulligan presentation of the History of HC protected lands and Q&A. Enjoy!
This past Saturday we held our 60th anniversary celebration at the Dartmouth Rivercrest field across from our office at 71 Lyme Rd in Hanover. 76 people came out to help celebrate 60 years of community conservation with Hanover Conservancy and we had a chance to hear stories from fellow community members. It was very heartwarming to be able to capture a photo with past and present board members from 1961 till now. We also had the opportunity to recognized our key partners.
- Russell Hirschler- Upper Valley Trails Alliance
- Julia Griffin & Rob Houseman- Town of Hanover
- J.T. Horn- Trust for Public Land
- Betsy McGean- Trust for Public Land & former president
A huge thank you to our event sponsors!
Special Thanks to
Lars Blackmore- Ameridane Press
Lyme Road Dental, Neal Wallace Dental
Hanover Parks & Recreation
Those Guys of Lyme
We’re excited to be featured in the fall issue of Here in Hanover magazine! Pick up your copy around town or share the article with friends online.
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.
At last night’s Hanover Town Meeting, residents voted to approve a $500,000 contribution towards the purchase of the Mink Brook Community Forest from reserve and conservation funds held by the Town. From the Valley News, “Plans to turn 260 acres of woods and old farmland along both sides of Greensboro Road into a town forest also were OK’d on Tuesday. Residents voted by a show of hands to spend $500,000 to help purchase land which crosses Mink Brook and includes a brick farmhouse from 1850. The Trust for Public Land, assisted by the Hanover Conservancy, hopes to spend $2.5 million acquiring the property from the Leavitt family. So far, an anonymous donor has footed $500,000 to help the project, which also received a $600,000 community forest program grant from the U.S. Forest Service. None of the town’s share will come from new taxes, and will instead be taken from existing reserve and conservation funds. Officials also hope to sell the property’s farmhouse to help finance the overall project, and a separate four acres could be used by Twin Pines Housing Trust to build “a small cluster of affordable cottage-style homes targeted to new homeowners,” according to an April news release.”