eNews : January 2018
Loving Where She Lives
Photo of a shrine by Anne McBride
Conservation of land, sacred site keeps memories alive

"It's on an unpaved road with lots of trees overhead and a very big forest when I look out my front window," said Pat Haley, a former Keene Sentinel writer/editor and general adventurer, in describing why she loves where she lives. When her husband, Edward Sullivan, passed away in the early 2000s, she wanted to honor his memory ...

"We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward."  - Everett Mamor
Hike and Ice Fishing Demo at Sip Pond
Photo of a young ice-fisherman and his fish by Jennifer Zaso
Saturday, January 20, from 9 to noon

This family-friendly event takes advantage of the state's Free Ice Fishing Day, which allows anyone to fish without a license for the day. Come explore soon-to-be-conserved land on Sip Pond in Fitzwilliam and get out on the ice. Thanks to the Fitzwilliam Conservation Commission for co-sponsoring.

Hopping down the Bunny Trail
Photo of an Eastern Cottontail rabbit courtesy of UNH Cooperative Extension You can help track cottontails

When there is a fresh layer of snow, it's a good time to look for tracks and droppings of cottontail rabbits. You can report your sightings to NH Rabbit Reports, a program of UNH Cooperative Extension and N.H. Fish and Game. Data collected will provide a more complete picture of the state's rabbit population and where habitat management might help them.  

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Thank you. What better way to start off the New Year than with a growing community of support. Your gifts, your phone calls and emails, your time in the field -- all of it makes a difference in protecting forever the land we love.
 
As a small way of sharing my appreciation, please take a moment to view this slideshow of lands conserved in the past year. Here's to another year of great work -- with your support!
 
With gratitude,

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos by Stacy Gambrel, Anne McBride, Jennifer Zaso, courtesy of UNH Cooperative Extension, and by Alyssa Salerno.
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