eNews : September 2019
All in a Day's (Trail) Work
Photo of trail bridge by Swift Corwin
Bridges on Peterborough path get an upgrade

It's been 10 years since the official opening of the Cranberry Pond Mountain Trail. We'd say it's been a success, based on how well-loved it is by locals and the wear and tear we see on the path. But that also means the original bridges needed ...  

"Thanks for the trail. We saw beaver-cut tree, toadstools, deer tracks, ferns, and a tree growing out of a rock."  - Jerry Martin, hiker on the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail
Join us for our 30th Annual Celebration!
Apple Hill String Quartet courtesy image
Event in Keene this Saturday

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. This year's conservation awards will be presented, and Conservancy Executive Director Ryan Owens will share updates on current projects. Program held in Alumni Recital Hall at Keene State College's Redfern Arts Center in Keene, N.H. 

Your Next Job?
Photo of Rebecca DiGirolomo
Now hiring: conservation project manager

With Stacy Cibula having been promoted to deputy director, we are now looking for a full-time conservation project manager to work closely with landowners and communities here in the Monadnock region to acquire new properties and conservation easements. Experience with farmland conservation a plus. Apply before October 25.

Photo of Andy Goldsworthy courtesy Magnolia Pictures
Encore Showing: "Leaning into the Wind"
Tuesday, September 24, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.
A must-see film about artist Andy Goldsworthy and his site-specific installations, using natural materials like stone and flower petals. Shown with the Harris Center and MONIFF at Keene Cinemas 6; doors open at 6 p.m. (If you didn't get a seat at the August event, please call us to reserve a seat.) Free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Scully Architects.

Photo of a squirrel courtesy PBS
Film: "A Squirrel's Guide to Success"
Thursday, October 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Discover the extraordinary abilities of ordinary squirrels in this charming PBS documentary. Naturalist Susie Spikol will be on hand for questions. Shown at the Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Keene State College. Cosponsored by Harris Center for Conservation Education and KSC Film Society. Suggested donation $5.

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
This fall marks 30 years since the Monadnock Conservancy's founding, when a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table and decided to help neighbors and communities conserve their favorite open spaces.

Times have changed, and so has the Conservancy. Yet we've held true to our original values and commitments, building on the past while adapting to a new future. Join me this Saturday at our 30th Annual Celebration to hear more, celebrate our accomplishments, and look to the next 30 years.

With gratitude,

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

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Photos: Lindsay Taflas, Swift Corwin, courtesy Apple Hill String Quartet, courtesy image, courtesy Magnolia Pictures/©Thomas Riedelsheimer, Alison Marie Photography, and Alyssa Salerno.
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