Summer 2018

summer's In Full Swing - get out with act!

Looking to get outside? ACT is here to help scratch that itch! We've got lots of options to get moving outdoors this summer. Take a look below and register today to save your spot!


August 2018

Summer Speaker: Dragonflies in your Backyard!

Join ACT at the Franconia Town Hall for a great evening of learning about the wide and wondrous world of dragonflies in our region with special guest speaker and founding ACT member, Carl Martland. We'll cover a range of the more than two dozen dragonflies you might spot around these parts, the fascinating ecology, behavior, and life-cycle of the dragonfly and where to find them in your own backyard!

Registration is requested to help organizers plan accordingly but not required.

'Shoes & Brews at CJCF and Iron Furnace Brewing:

Join us in Easton on Saturday, August 25 for the next in ACT's Summer 'Shoes & Brews series. Discover a different way to get into your Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF) with ACT as your guide! The CJCF encompasses 840 acres in the northwest corner of Easton, sharing boundaries with Sugar Hill and Landaff. We'll be taking a slightly longer and more challenging route up and around the CJCF with Linda Moore and Jessica Bunker at the helm. Enjoy this spectacularly beautiful and rugged property and take in its stunning views along the way.

We'll then head to the brand new Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia for snacks, refreshments and some time to socialize with your fellow hikers! All are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed.

The 'Shoes & Brews events are open to hikers of all ages and abilities; please be aware that this hike may be a bit more challenging with some mild to moderate elevation gain. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome.

Registration for our walks is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 15 participants; please be sure to pre-register ASAP as these walks fill up fast. If registration fills up early please reach out to Gal at to be added to the wait list as cancellations do happen.

All who pre-register for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year.

august 2018

Summer Speaker: Dragonflies in your Backyard

What else is coming up?

We're hard at work planning fall events and want to make sure you've got them on your calendar! Registration is live for the events above, if you'd like to grab your spot for a later date please email Gal at or call the office at (603) 823-7777.

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Show your love for the north country -

Becoming part of ACT helps protect your favorite places! Your membership dollars go toward protecting farmland, forests, clean water and clean air for everyone.  Year after year we work to make open spaces available to the public, to help keep farms productive, viable and close to home, and to protect our iconic and wondrous wildlife. Make a difference in your life as well as the lives future generations. Help keep the North Country a pristine working landscape.

Visit our Facebook page for wonderful photos of our past events, including our Cooley-Jericho Potluck and Hikes, Summer Nature Walks, 'Shoes & Brews and Community Harvest Potluck.
You can help support our programs year-round by making a donation or becoming a member today.  Click here for our easy online donation form, or call us at 603-823-7777 for more information.  Our members make our land conservation and education work possible for the whole community.  Thank you!

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