eNews : June 2019
Survey Says!
Photo of a ruffed grouse by Jeffry Littleton
Birds fancy the Conservancy's Devan Preserve

Did you know that owls start breeding in February, then woodpeckers, with olive-sided flycatchers often last to the party? Spring is best for surveying resident birds as well as migrants. A team from Moosewood Ecological is currently finishing a three-month bird survey at our Devan Preserve in Marlborough, N.H., and the initial results ... 

"If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world." - Dr. Thomas Lovejoy
Fieldwork Fridays
Photo of ferns by Shauna Sousa
Experience a season outdoors from the comforts of home

Field staff feel lucky to spend their work days outside. Each Friday this summer, our staff will post on Facebook a photo from their week in the field. What will catch your eye? The series will give you a chance to get into the backcountry of our beautiful region -- without having to endure mosquitoes, thorny bushes, or mud.

Get in the Garden for Some Fun
Photo of kids in garden by Jason Wilder
Volunteers wanted for summer kids program

Do you love sharing your passion for fresh vegetables and healthy eating? Do you like being in the garden and in the kitchen? We are looking for volunteers to join our Kids Connect! farm program for nine sessions this summer, Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 16 through August 13. If interested, please reach out to Katrina Farmer, communications and outreach manager: 603-357-0600.

Gramwick Trail Dedication
Photo of Herb and Colette Gramm (c) Emily Hague
Come enjoy this waterside path
 
Join us Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. for a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and a guided hike at our Mountain Brook Reservoir property in Jaffrey, N.H. Herb and Colette Gramm, along with Tom Sedgwick's family, for whom the trail is named, will share a few words about why they worked with the Monadnock Conservancy to protect this special place for future generations.

Give Us a Shout-Out?
Photo of conservation land sign by Emily Hague Your input valued for renewal application

We are applying for renewal of our accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission this summer, showing that the Conservancy continues to meet national quality standards for operations and governance. The program recognizes the need for public accountability for accredited land trusts, which is why you are invited to share your comments directly with the commission about how we are doing.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Anne McBride, land protection director, and Rebecca DiGirolomo, stewardship manager, are hard at work pulling together 50-plus documents to submit for renewal of accreditation, a mark of excellence among the approximately 1,500 land trusts in the United States.
 
The Conservancy was the first land trust in New Hampshire and one of only 39 land trusts nationwide to be originally awarded this designation in 2008. Today there are 422 accredited land trusts in the United States, and we are proud to be among them.
 
Thanks for your ongoing support,

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos by Shauna Sousa, Jeffry Littleton/Moosewood Ecological, Shauna Sousa, Jason Wilder, Emily Hague (2), and Alyssa Salerno.
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