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.
Over the summer and early fall, Gail McPeek and Barbara Price invited people who took the Nature Poetry Walk to write a poem for an Etna Library poetry collection. We are thankful to those who contributed. Gail has now illustrated them like the poetry walk signs and they are posted on the Etna Library webpage. Take a look at https://www.hanovernh.org/
Visit the Etna Library to enjoy the Nature Poetry Walk through the Hayes Farm Park- back up through the end of October!
Our heartfelt thanks to Gail McPeek, former Board member and longtime dedicated volunteer, for putting together the wonderful Nature Poetry Walk at the Etna Library this summer! The Poetry Walk has been removed for fall mowing of the Hayes Farm Park, but we know future StoryWalks will be shared in that wonderful space. Thanks to Barbara Prince at the Etna Library for coordinating this with Gail!
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).
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.”