eNews : July 2019
Outdoor Learning Lab Celebrates Five Years
Photo of Glover's Ledge kiosk by Emily Hague
Conserved property fosters education and research

Follow a mowed path uphill at 76-acre Glover's Ledge, and you'll pass a picnic pavilion on your way to a forest opening with big white pine trees at its center. Birds flit about, and you may hear rustling in the dense, low-growing bushes. If you choose to take one of the many twists and turns off the main path, you could find ...

"The best classroom and richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky." - Margaret McMillan
Kids Connect! Fun on the Farm
Photo of kids and tomatoes by Katrina Farmer
Summer program helps youth feel connected

Kids Connect! is our farm-based, outdoor program that's designed to be affordable (free!) and accessible for children in our community who might not otherwise get such opportunities. We partner with local social services agencies, and the program inspires youth to be active, eat vegetables, and work together with others. Photos from our days on the farm will be posted on Facebook each week; check them out!

Stacy Cibula Now Deputy Director
Photo of Stacy Cibula by Alyssa Salerno
New position enlarges staff and increases capacity

To help meet growing demands, Stacy Cibula has been named the Conservancy's first deputy director, a role in which she will support Executive Director Ryan Owens by overseeing key operational and financial systems and providing leadership on new strategic initiatives. Stacy was hired as a conservation project manager in 2014; a search for a new project manager will be launched soon.

Photo of group in woods by Katrina Farmer
Woodlot Walks Series
Thursdays, starting August 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Five Thursday evenings in August and September will feature woodlot walks at conserved properties around the Monadnock region, introducing you to options in land management for wildlife, timber, and recreation.

Photo of Apple Hill String Quartet courtesy image
30th Annual Celebration
Saturday, September 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Elise Kuder and Mike Kelley, violinist and violist with the Apple Hill String Quartet, will explore, with words and musical performance, how nature inspires musicians. Held in Alumni Recital Hall at Keene State College.

Photo of Mayfair Farm barn by Alison Marie
Harvest Barn Dance
Saturday, November 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Come for a fun, family-friendly evening of dancing and good eating at Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, N.H. There will be tours of the farm, outdoor games, a campfire, and a cash bar.

Get the full details online for these and future events when you visit our events page, or call us at 603-357-0600.
Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Summer is in full swing! Field staff, along with the help of dedicated volunteers, are out meeting landowners and walking property boundaries to ensure our conservation agreements are being honored. It's also a chance to note any changes in the land and its use, and answer questions.

Meanwhile, our events and outreach staff are hosting lots of great walks and social gatherings, and next week our kids program gets underway. Thank you for helping make it all possible!

With gratitude,

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103

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Photos by Katrina Farmer,  Emily Hague, Katrina Farmer, Alyssa Salerno , Katrina Farmer, courtesy image, Alison Marie Photography, and Alyssa Salerno.
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