eNews : October 2019
Giving Back Throughout the Year
Photo of Paul Kotila by Katrina Farmer
Congrats to our 2019 conservation award winners

Each year, at our Annual Celebration, the Monadnock Conservancy presents a Volunteer of the Year Award and typically one other award that highlights an individual, business, town, or organization's selfless service. This year, the awards were given to Dee Robbins of Keene and Paul Kotila of Fitzwilliam, both of whom have shown great dedication and ...

"Land conservation in particular is a goal of mine for the region, so I like to know that I'm helping that happen." - Dee Robbins, Volunteer of the Year
Birds Aflight, Gentle Breezes, Babbling Brooks
Photo of musicians by Sam Reinke
30th Annual Celebration showcases nature and music

Elise Kuder and Mike Kelley, violinist and violist with the Apple Hill String Quartet, captivated everyone at our annual event in September with their beautiful, uplifting music. The duo debuted "Hermit Thrush," an original composition by Harrisville, N.H., resident Miriam Sharrock. Did you miss it or wish you could experience it again? Good news: both the musicians' mini concert and Ryan Owens's address were filmed.

A Barn Dance on the Farm
Harvest Barn Dance logo
Have fun, eat locally sourced food, and dance the eve away

Come to our a family-friendly party at Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, N.H. on Saturday, November 2! VIP tickets are available for $50, including a free drink, a special gift, and a farm tour with Mayfair owner-operator Craig Thompson and the Conservancy's executive director, Ryan Owens. GA ticket prices from $10 to $30; children 6 and under free.

"A Squirrel's Guide to Success" Film Showing
Photo of squirrel courtesy PBS
Thursday, October 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Discover the extraordinary abilities of ordinary squirrels in this charming PBS "Nature" documentary - from the brainy fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts to the acrobatic gray squirrel whose tree-top leaps are the basis for new designs in robotics. Shown at Keene State College; suggested donation: $5.

Help Wanted
Photo of office by Katrina Farmer
This desk needs an office manager

Our office manager is often the first voice or face a person meets when interacting with our organization. We're looking for someone who is warm and friendly, has prior administrative experience, and is efficient, well-organized, and highly attentive to detail. Is this you or someone you know? Please apply for the part-time position by October 21.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
A team from the Student Conservation Association roughed in 1.5 miles of new trail in Peterborough this month. The trail will connect a new trailhead parking area on Cunningham Pond Road with the old carriage road along the pond and the adjacent Goyette Natural Area. It will open after we finalize the purchase of 100 acres around the pond this year and finish the parking area next spring.

If you've been considering making a donation to our " Save Cunningham Pond" campaign, now is the time. Your gift will help buy the property and ensure the timely completion of this new trail.

With gratitude,

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos by Rebecca DiGirolomo, Katrina Farmer, Sam Reinke, Rose Lowry, courtesy PBS, Katrina Farmer, and Alyssa Salerno.
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