ACT wraps 2018 'Shoes & Brews in Bethlehem!
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

ACT wraps 2018 'Shoes & Brews in Bethlehem!

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Join us in Bethlehem on Sunday, November 18 to wrap ACT's 2018 'Shoes & Brews series! We'll meet in Bethlehem to explore a newly conserved property not usually open to the public. Take this opportunity to explore the approx. 200 acre property on a lovely walk past the old barn, through the forest and to the Ammonoosuc River. The walk will be at a moderate pace with plenty of stops to take in the crisp air and the changing leaves.

After the walk there is a 30 minute window for the group to make it's way to The Wayside Inn. We'll reconvene at approximately 4:00 p.m. to warm up with a beverage (adult or otherwise), catch up with old friends and meet some new folks. All are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from about 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. but you're invited to stay and enjoy a meal at the restaurant!

Registration for the hike portion of this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 20 participants so please be sure to register ASAP. Registration closes on Friday, November 16 or when we reach our cap. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. Registration for The Wayside Inn is appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Not able to make it to both portions? You can join either or both.

What:  ACT’s last 2018 'Shoes & Brews event!
When: Sunday, November 18th, 2018
What Time:   2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive information for meeting location / Easton, NH
What to Wear: Comfortable weather appropriate active outdoor clothing, boots or sneakers that can get dirty, hat & gloves (weather dependent).
What to Bring: Plenty of water, layers to keep warm, a camera, nature guidebooks, trekking poles, and binoculars (optional).
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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6th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Potluck!
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

6th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Potluck!

Everyone is invited to the Community Forest Potluck the evening of Sunday, October 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Easton Town Hall to get to know your neighbors and learn what ACT has in store for CJCF in the coming year.  Bring a dish to share, along with a serving utensil and an ingredient list. Both the potluck and hikes are free and open to the public, and participants are welcome to attend  either event if they cannot make it to both.

Advanced registration for the potluck is not required but appreciated for planning purposes.

What:    The 6th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Potluck
When:  Sunday, October 7th 2018
Where: Easton Town Hall
What Time:    5:30- 7:30 p.m.
What to Bring: A dish to share, a serving utensil, and an ingredient list.
Free!     Donations are welcome and much appreciated.

This event is free and open to the public; love the CJCF? We'd love to have you as a member, click on the link and join us today!

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6th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike!
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

6th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike!

Get outside together for the 6th annual hike at the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF)  enjoy the trees in the throws of autumn with your friends and neighbors.

The Cooley-Jericho, created in 2012, encompasses 840 acres of forest land in Easton and shares boundaries with Sugar Hill, Franconia, and Landaff. Four municipalities worked together with a land trust to protect a shared community resource for the project and was the first of its kind in the nation.  Cooley-Jericho is one of the largest unfragmented forests in the region outside of White Mountain National Forest. ACT is offering a hike with two groups so that people of all ages and abilities can explore the Cooley-Jericho; both hikes begin at 10:00 a.m.

Both hikes will be somewhat challenging, containing steeper sections and moderate elevation gain, hikers should be prepared for the terrain. The group will move at an easy pace with many stops to observe and enjoy nature. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are always welcome!

This program is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation to support ACT’s land conservation efforts.  Advanced registration is required.  Looking for more info? Click here! Ready to register? You can click here or call the office at (603) 823-7777.  Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details of the meeting location. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 6th.

What:    The 6th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike
When:  Sunday, October 7th 2018
What Time:    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, including long pants, boots or sneakers you don't mind getting muddy, hat, and jacket.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, snacks, and plenty of water.
Free!     $5 donations are welcome and much appreciated.
Where: Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Trumpet Round Road trailhead in Sugar Hill.

This event is free and open to the public; love the CJCF? We'd love to have you as a member, click on the link and join us today!

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ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Meditative Walk!
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Meditative Walk!

You’re invited to join us for a walk with no destination.

On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust will host a meditative walk. No walking or meditation experience required!

Take this chance to go outside and engage all of our senses, simply enjoy where we are, and discover what happens when we are still, when we let go of the chatter in our heads, and tune into the natural world.

Bring a journal, a sketchpad, or nothing at all. Dress according to the weather. This walk will be dog-free, but children of all ages, from 8 – 100, are encouraged to attend.

The walk will take approximately an hour and a half and will be hosted by ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown. The group will meet in the parking lot of ACT’s Franconia offices in the Plain Kate’s building, 729 Main St, for sign ins and will carpool from there.

This program is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation to support ACT’s land conservation efforts.  Advanced registration is required.  Please pre-register by clicking the link or the "Register Today" button below. Need help? Call the office at (603) 823-7777.

What:    ACT's Mindfulness Series - Meditative Walk!
When:  Saturday, September 15th
What Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, boots or sneakers you don't mind getting muddy, and a hat.
What to Bring: Bug dope, sunscreen, snacks, and plenty of water.
Free!     Donations gladly accepted.
Where: Park at the ACT office parking lot at 729 Main Street, Franconia (Plain Kate's), and we will carpool to the trail head.

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ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Outdoor Yoga!
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Outdoor Yoga!

Join ACT's first Outdoor Yoga class Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. held on ACT conserved land at Pearl Lake in Lisbon. Katrine Barclay from Wellness AT Work, and Abby Pisegna, of Root to Bloom Studio will lead a class geared to the first timer and seasoned practitioner alike through individual instruction and an emphasis on listening to your own body. Enjoy yoga outside in a safe, accessible and FUN way with a great view!

ACT is all about community coming together to enjoy the outdoors and honoring our natural environment.  This yoga class is intended to do the same by bringing us together to honor our selves in nature as a community!

This outdoor vinyasa flow yoga class combines elements of flow with form.  Enjoy a rare experience of participating in an outdoor class, at a stunning location with two experienced yoga teachers. Katrine and Abby will share in the instruction; assisting each student to make the class their own. If you have never tried yoga this will give you an excellent “first.”  Those with previous experience will recognize how rare this opportunity is.

Program cost is $10/person to support ACT’s land conservation efforts as well as class instruction.  Advanced registration is required. Please pre-register by clicking the link or the "Register Today" button below. Need help? Call the office at (603) 823-7777.  Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details of the meeting location.

What:    ACT's Mindfulness Series - Outdoor Yoga Class!
When:  Saturday, September 8th
What Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors in a bendy way.
What to Bring: Yoga mat, plenty of water. Mats to borrow are available on a first come first served basis.
How Much:     $10/person
Where: Lisbon, NH

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ACT's 3rd Summer 'Shoes & Brews at CJCF & Iron Furnace Brewing!
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

ACT's 3rd Summer 'Shoes & Brews at CJCF & Iron Furnace Brewing!

Join us in Easton on Saturday, August 25 for ACT's next Summer 'Shoes & Brews event. Discover a new route to take in and through 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 through 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 walk will start at 2 p.m. and last approximately 1.5 hours. We'll be moving at a moderate pace along old woods roads and ACT volunteer maintained trails. We'll stop to take in the views and make discover the flora and fauna of the CJCF in late summer. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are welcome!

After the walk there is a 30 minute window for the group to make it's way to the brand new Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia to toast the summer with old friends and get to know new ones. We'll reconvene there for snacks and refreshments at approximately 4:00 p.m.  all are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from about 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. but you're invited to stay and enjoy the brand new brewery!

Registration for the hike portion of this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we  must cap the walk at 15 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes on Friday, August 26th or when we reach our cap. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  Registration for Iron Furnace Brewing is appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Not able to make it to both portions? You can join either or both. If you're only coming to Iron Furnace Brewing, please bring a friend(s)!

What:  'Shoes & Brews at CJCF & Iron Furnace Brewing
When: Saturday, August 25th, 2018
What Time:   2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive information for meeting location / Easton, NH
What to Wear: Comfortable active outdoor clothing, boots or sneakers that can get dirty, a hat.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, trekking poles (optional), snacks, and plenty of water. Camera, nature guidebooks, and binoculars (optional).
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Dragonflies in your Backyard
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Dragonflies in your Backyard

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (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, their ecology and where to find them!

Registration is requested to help organizers plan accordingly but not required. Everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year.

What:   "Dragonflies in your Backyard"
When:   Friday, August 17th, 2018
What Time:    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Franconia Town Hall / Franconia NH 03574
Free!     Donations are welcomed and gladly accepted.

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Cooley-Jericho Community Forest Nature Walk
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Cooley-Jericho Community Forest Nature Walk

Come with us to Easton for a hike around your Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF). Spectacularly beautiful and rugged, with stunning views, the CJCF encompasses 840 acres in the northwest corner of Easton, sharing boundaries with Sugar Hill and Landaff.

The summer nature walks are open to hikers of all ages and abilities, the hike we'll take around the CJCF is a moderate 2.5 mile loop with some moderate elevation gain. Kids are encouraged to come along but please leave your pups at home.

Bring a bag lunch with you and stay for the apre-walk optional picnic. Sit with the group at the landing to enjoy a great view and a bit of socializing with your fellow hikers.

What:    ACT's Mid-Week Summer Hikes Series!
When:  Wednesday, August 8th
What Time:    10 - 11:30 a.m. (walk) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (optional picnic lunch)
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, boots or sneakers you don't mind getting muddy, and a hat.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, bug dope, snacks, and plenty of water. Bring a lunch and a camp chair if you're staying for the optional picnic!
Free!     Donations gladly accepted.
Where: Park at the ACT office parking lot at 729 Main Street, Franconia (Plain Kate's), and we will carpool to the trailhead.

This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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ACT's 2nd Summer 'Shoes & Brews at Bronson Hill & Sunset Hill Tavern!
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

ACT's 2nd Summer 'Shoes & Brews at Bronson Hill & Sunset Hill Tavern!

Join us in Sugar Hill on Saturday, July 28 for the 2nd of ACT's Summer 'Shoes & Brews Series. Take the long way round to the views from cabin with a wooded walk through the Foss Forest and down to the Bronson Hill Conservation Area fields. This magnificent land is currently being conserved with ACT by its generous landowner and through the support of ACT members. It adds to an already significant unfragmented tract which will total approx. 600 acres of forest that is home to wildlife and features splendid views of Franconia Notch. 

The walk will start at 2 p.m. and last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. We'll be moving at a moderate pace along old woods roads and to the beautiful open fields on Bronson Hill. We'll stop at the historic cabin and enjoy sweeping views of Franconia Ridge and beyond. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are welcome!

After the walk there is a 30 minute window for the group to make it's way to the Sunset Hill Tavern. We will reconvene for snacks and refreshments at approximately 4:00 p.m. to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones! All are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from 4:00 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m. but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fare at the Sunset Hill Tavern.

Registration for the hike portion of this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we  must cap the walk at 15 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes on Friday, July 27th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  Registration for Sunset Hill Tavern is appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Not able to make it to both portions? You can join either or both. If you're only coming to Sunset Hill Tavern, please bring a friend(s)!

What:  'Shoes & Brews at Bronson Hill & Sunset Hill Tavern
When: Saturday, July 28th, 2018
What Time:   2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive information for meeting location / Bethlehem, NH
What to Wear: Comfortable active outdoor clothing, boots or sneakers that can get dirty, a hat.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and plenty of water. Camera, nature guidebooks, and binoculars (optional).
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Mid-week Summer Hikes (& Picnics) Lawrence Forest
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Mid-week Summer Hikes (& Picnics) Lawrence Forest

ACT's first mid-week summer hike of the season is Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m. Bring a friend and join us for an easy walk along the trails of Fox Hill Park to the Lawrence Forest in Franconia. Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer in the North Country as we walk along the Gale River and Meadow Brook, looking for beaver, birds, and other wildlife.

After the walk, take a load off and get social with your fellow hikers. Bring a bag lunch to stay for an optional post-walk picnic.

The summer nature walks are open to all ages and abilities. This walk is a loop, approximately 2 miles long with some mild elevation gains/losses. Kids are encouraged to come but please leave your pups at home.

What:    ACT's First Mid-Week Summer Hike of the Season!
When:  Wednesday, July 11th
What Time:    10 - 11:30 a.m. (walk) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (optional picnic lunch)
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, boots or sneakers you don't mind getting muddy, and a hat.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, bug dope, sunscreen, snacks, and plenty of water. Bring a lunch if you're staying for the optional picnic!
Free!     Donations gladly accepted.
Where: Park at the ACT office parking lot at 729 Main Street, Franconia (Plain Kate's), and we will carpool to the trail head.

This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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ACT's Shoes & Brews Kick Off In the Garden with Pollinators & Rek'-lis Brewing!
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

ACT's Shoes & Brews Kick Off In the Garden with Pollinators & Rek'-lis Brewing!

Join us in Bethlehem on Sunday, July 8 to kick off ACT's Summer 2018 Shoes & Brews Series. Take a leisurely meadow walk with host and ACT Trustee, Margaret Gale. Learn about some native landscape plants for insect pollinators and see some unusual milkweed varieties--hopefully in bloom! The walk and presentation will start at 11 a.m. and last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours with ample time to ask questions.

Please leave your pooches at home, this is a no-dogs event.

The outdoor portion will wrap up around 12:30 p.m. with a 30 minute window for the group to make its way to the aprés-walk starting at 1 p.m. at Rek'-lis Brewing. Come enjoy a local brew with your local land trust at Rek’-lis on Main St in Bethlehem. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones in your community over snacks and refreshments! All are free to come and go as needed. You’re invited to stay for a sit down meal and enjoy the new space!

Registration for the hike portion of this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we  must cap the walk at 15 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes on Friday, July 6th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  Registration for Rek’-lis Brewing is appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Not able to make it to both portions? You can join either or both. If you're only coming to Rek’-lis, please bring a friend(s)!

What:  "Shoes & Brews in the Garden"
When: Sunday, July 8th, 2018
What Time:   11a.m. - approx. 12:30 p.m. (shoes), 1 - 2:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive information for meeting location / Bethlehem, NH
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being outdoors in an open field, bug dope, a hat.
What to Bring: A camera, a snack, and some water.
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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ACT's May Bird Walk!
May
19
7:00 AM07:00

ACT's May Bird Walk!

Join us for ACT's first bird walk of 2018 on Saturday, May 19th from 7 - 9 a.m. in Littleton! We’ll be out on two of ACT's properties, near Lowe’s in Littleton and at ACT’s Ammonoosuc River Wildlife Management Area in Lisbon to see and hear the birds returning to our region including warblers, tanagers, vireos, and thrushes.

 ACT's Executive Director Rebecca Brown will lead the group and offer tips and tricks for bird identification including birding by ear.

Registration is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 14 participants; please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, May 18th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  If registration fills up early please reach out to Gal at outreach@aconservationtrust.org to be added to the wait list as cancellations do happen.

What:    ACT's May Bird Walk!
When:   Saturday, May 19th 2018
What Time:    7 - 9 a.m.
Where: ACT properties in both Littleton and Lisbon. Details available once registered.
What to Wear: Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, mud boots, trekking poles.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, bug spray, a birding book if you have one, a snack, and water.
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Peepers, Toads & Spotties - Oh My! Amphibians in Our Backyards & Forests
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Peepers, Toads & Spotties - Oh My! Amphibians in Our Backyards & Forests

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Franconia Town Hall for a great evening of learning about the unseen amphibians of our wetlands, backyards and woodlands, with ACT's Consulting Wildlife Biologist and Ecologist, Jesse Mohr. We'll cover a range of amphibians waking up in our region why they're important and where to find them. We'll also talk about things you can do to help them survive and thrive.

Registration is requested to help organizers plan accordingly but not required. Everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year.

What:   "Peepers, Toads & Spotties - Oh My! Amphibians in Our Backyards & Forests"
When:   Friday, May 11th, 2018
What Time:    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Franconia Town Hall / Franconia NH 03574
Free!     Donations are welcomed and gladly accepted.

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Skydancer: The American Woodcock
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Skydancer: The American Woodcock

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Lisbon Town Hall for a great evening of learning about the American Woodcock and its wonderful curiosities with NH Fish & Game's Waterfowl Biologist, Jessica Carloni. We'll cover the unique life history of the woodcock (or timberdoodle), their biology, habitat requirements, and other fascinating woodcock facts!

Register today to save your spot! Everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year.

What:   "Skydancer: The American Woodcock"
When:   Friday, April 27th, 2018
What Time:    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lisbon Town Hall / Lisbon, NH 03585
Free!     Donations are welcomed and gladly accepted.

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ACT's April 'Shoes & Brews at Wedick Nature Reserve & Rek'-lis Brewing!
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

ACT's April 'Shoes & Brews at Wedick Nature Reserve & Rek'-lis Brewing!

Join us in April for ACT's ‘Shoes & Brews on Saturday, April 14th from 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Bethlehem! We’ll walk and learn some basics of tree identification at a beautiful and ecologically diverse conservation property in Bethlehem open especially to the public for this event.

The walk led by ACT volunteer Jessica Bunker and Trustee Marilyn Booth will start at 1 p.m. and last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. The group will move at a slow to moderate pace through the Wedick Nature Reserve conserved with ACT in 2009. Taking ample time to learn some tips and tricks of identifying our regions’ trees and shrubs.

The outdoor portion will wrap up around 2:30 p.m. with a 30 minute window for the group to make its way to the aprés-walk starting at 3 p.m. at Rek'-lis Brewing. Come enjoy a local brew with your local land trust at Rek’-lis’ brand new home on Main St in Bethlehem. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones in your community over refreshments and a warm up! All are free to come and go as needed. You’re invited to stay for a sit down meal and enjoy the new space!

Registration for the hike portion of this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 15 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes on Friday, March 9th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  Registration for Rek’-lis Brewing is appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Not able to make it to both portions? You can join either or both. If you're only coming to Rek’-lis, please bring a friend(s)!

Registration for the hike portion of this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 15 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, April 13th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. 

What:    ACT's April 'Shoes & Brews!
When:   Saturday, April 14th 2018
What Time:    1 - 4:30 p.m.
What to Wear: Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, snowshoes (if needed) or some kind of traction, trekking poles.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, a snack, and water or something warm to drink.
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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A Garden for Wildlife
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

A Garden for Wildlife

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Bethlehem Public Library to find out how your can attract more wildlife to your backyard. Whether you have rural acreage, a suburban yard, or an in town lot, you can help protect the environment and add beauty and interest to your surroundings. Sigrid Salmela, a UNH Cooperative Extension Speaking for Wildlife volunteer, will lead the conversation and share tips on how landscaping can help increase food and shelter for birds and other wildlife, control soil erosion, reduce sediment in waterways, conserve water and improve water quality all while beautifying your landscape.

Register today (link below) to save your spot! Everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year.

What: "A Garden for Wildlife" Program
When: Friday, March 23rd, 2018
What Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bethlehem Public Library
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Free! Donations proir and post event are welcomed and gladly accepted. On site donations will not be available for this event.

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Wildlife, Climate Change & How YOU can take ACTion!
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wildlife, Climate Change & How YOU can take ACTion!

Join us at the Littleton Community House to learn more about the effects of climate change on NH's wildlife and what we can all do to help. This fascinating and important conversation will be led by UNH Extension's Natural Resources & Land Conservation Specialist, Amanda Stone. Come and learn what you can do to make a difference for NH wildlife, today, for the future!

Register today! Everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year. 

What:   "Wildlife, Climate Change & How To Take ACTion" Program
When:   Friday, February 23rd, 2018
What Time:    6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Littleton Community House, 120 Main St #1, Littleton, NH 03561
Free!     Donations welcomed and gladly accepted. 

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2nd in ACT's 'Shoes & Brews series at the Inn at Sunset Hill!
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

2nd in ACT's 'Shoes & Brews series at the Inn at Sunset Hill!

Join us for the second of ACT's 'Shoes & Brews series on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.! The group will meet for snowshoeing on the trails around the Sunset Hill House Inn in Sugar Hill at 3:00 p.m. then head indoors to the Inn's pub for brews and snacks from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The outdoor portion is planned for about an hour and a half with ACT Board member Rosalind Page and ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown. We'll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along trails built on and around the Inn's golf course and the 60+ acres of surrounding woodlands - conserved with ACT in 2002 - with views of Cannon Mountain and the Presidential range. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are always welcome!

At approximatley 4:30 p.m. the group will make its way indoors for the apres-walk. Come have a beverage, catch up with old friends and get to know more folks in your community over refreshments and a warm up at the Inn's pub! All are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from 4:30 to about 6:30 p.m. but all are invited to stay for dinner and enjoy the delicious fair!

Not able to make it to both portions? We'd love to see you at either please just leave a note in the registration to let us know so we can plan accordingly. If you're only coming to the Sunset Hill House, please bring a friend(s)!

Registration for this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the snowshoe/ski at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, January 12th. 
Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. 

What:    The 2nd of ACT's 'Shoes & Brews series!
When:   Sunday, February 11th 2017
What Time:    3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
What to Wear: Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors (including hat, gloves, goggles), snowshoes or X-C ski gear, trekking poles.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, a snack, and water or something warm to drink.
Free!     This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Moon Rise Walk with ACT!
Jan
31
4:45 PM16:45

Moon Rise Walk with ACT!

  • 80 Post Road Sugar Hill, NH, 03586 United States (map)
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Wednesday is the Super Moon and a Blue Moon – come watch the moonrise from a great vantage point in Sugar Hill where you’ll get the best eastward view in the area. We’ll walk up to the open fields on Bronson Hill, land that is conserved forever.  If the day is sunny as forecast, we should get a splendid view of the moon rising over the Presidential Range.

The walk starts at 4:45 p.m. and will take about an hour.  Meet at 80 Post Rd in Sugar Hill (third house on the right; you can also find a map here).  Both canines and bipeds are welcome. The walk will be uphill and it may be icy so please bring traction for your feet and a flashlight or headlamp for the walk down.

A blue moon occurs when the moon is full twice in a single month.  Wednesday is the first of two blue moons that will occur in 2018 (the second is March 31). A super moon is when the full moon coincides with the moon’s orbit bringing it closest to the earth, making it look unusually large when it rises.

Adding to the drama, there will also be an eclipse of the moon on Wednesday morning.  Look for the moon setting in the western sky a bit before 6 a.m. You’ll see the very beginning of a penumbral eclipse, when earth’s outer shadow begins to overlap with the moon. Before the moon drops out if sight you may see it begin to assume a reddish cast.

Registration is not required for this event. Please contact Rebecca at (603) 823-7777 with any questions.

What:    Moon Rise Walk with ACT!
When:   Wednesday, January 31st 2018
What Time:    4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
What to Wear: Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors (including hat, gloves, goggles), micro-spikes or other foot traction, flashlight or headlamp.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, a snack, and water or something warm to drink.
Free!     This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Leave it to Beavers!  Ecology, History and Management of NH’s Busiest Citizens
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

Leave it to Beavers! Ecology, History and Management of NH’s Busiest Citizens

Join us at the Franconia Town Hall for a great evening of learning about NH's beavers with UNH Extension's Wildlife Specialist Matt Tarr! We'll cover the history of these fascinating creatures, their ecology, habitat requirements, and behavior. Matt will also touch on managing beavers to avoid damage caused by dams  and tree cutting.

Register now and be eligible to win a cool prize at the event! And, everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a really cool prize later in the year.

What:    "Leave it to Beavers!" Program
When:   Friday, January 13th, 2017
What Time:    6:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Franconia Town Hall, 421 Main Street Franconia, NH 03580
Free!     Donations welcomed and gladly accepted. 

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'Shoes & Brews series starts at Bronson Hill/Beal House!
Jan
13
2:30 PM14:30

'Shoes & Brews series starts at Bronson Hill/Beal House!

 

Join us for ACT's first ever 'Shoes & Brews event on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 2:30 - 6:00 p.m.! The group will meet for a snowshoe (or X-C ski if that suits your fancy and conditions allow) at Bronson Hill at 2:30 p.m. then head to the Beal House in Littleton for brews from 4:30 - 6 p.m.  

The outdoor portion is planned for about an hour and a half with ACT Board member Ned Brewer and ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown. We'll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along old woods roads and to the beautiful open fields atop Bronson Hill.  We'll also stop to warm up in the historic cabin and enjoy sweeping views of Franconia Ridge and beyond. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are always welcome!

After the walk the group will reconvene at approximately 4:30 p.m. at The Beal House in Littleton for refreshments and a warm up. Come have a beverage and catch up with old friends and get to know more folks in your community. All are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from 4:30pm to about 6pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious and locally sourced fair at The Beal House!

Not able to make it to both portions? We'd love to see you at either please just leave a note in the registration to let us know so we can plan accordingly. If you're only coming to the Beal House, please bring a friend(s)!

Registration for this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the snowshoe/ski at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, January 12th. 
Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. 

What:    The 1st of ACT's 'Shoes & Brews series!
When:   Saturday, January 13th 2017
What Time:    2:30 - 6 p.m.
What to Wear: Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors (including hat, gloves, goggles), snowshoes or X-C ski gear, trekking poles.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, a snack, and water or something warm to drink.
Free!     This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Farmland Transfer/Access Info Session

UNH Cooperative Extention is hosting a FREE interactive workshop designed for New Hampshire farmers seeking to better understand the options, resources, and steps to accessing or transferring your farm or farmland.

New farmers or members of the agricultural community seeking to buy or lease land will connect with advisors that can answer questions about how to plan, evaluate and buy farm property, qualify for funding, understanding conservation easements, onwer financing options, and much more.

Reserve your seat today by calling (603) 357-1600 or go online at landforgood.org/rsvp

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5th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike!
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

5th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike!

Get outside together for the 5th annual hike at the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF)  enjoy the trees in the throws of autumn with your friends and neighbors.

The Cooley-Jericho, created in 2012, encompasses 840 acres of forest land in Easton and shares boundaries with Sugar Hill, Franconia, and Landaff. Four municipalities worked together with a land trust to protect a shared community resource for the project and was the first of its kind in the nation.  Cooley-Jericho is one of the largest unfragmented forests in the region outside of White Mountain National Forest. ACT is offering a selection of hikes for people of all ages to explore the Cooley-Jericho, all hikes begin at 11:00 a.m.

The hikes (2.3 & 3.5 mile loops) will be somewhat challenging, containing steeper sections and moderate elevation gain, hikers should be prepared for the terrain. The group will move at an easy pace with many stops to observe and enjoy nature. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are always welcome! Pre-registeration is required for this hike, if you plan to join us please sign up by clicking this link by Friday October 13th. 

What:    The 5th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike
When:  Sunday, October 15th 2017
What Time:    11:00am - 2:30 p.m.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, including long pants, boots or sneakers you don't mind getting muddy, hat, and jacket.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, snacks, and plenty of water.
Free!     $5 donations are welcome and much appreciated.
Where: Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Trumpet Round Road trailhead in Sugar Hill.

This event is free and open to the public; love the CJCF? We'd love to have you as a member, click on the link and join us today!

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Bird Migration Talk with Charlie Browne
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Bird Migration Talk with Charlie Browne

The Science and Wonder of Bird Migration

Franconia Town Hall, Franconia, NH

Join us to learn all about the incredible feat of annual bird migration. Charlie Browne will take us on a journey of exploration as to why and how so many bird species risk dangerous and stressful journeys twice a year.  Have you ever wondered how migration evolved as a survival strategy?  How birds find their way, especially at night?  Or what tells them 'It's time to go'?  We'll tackle these questions and more, as well as delve into some of the most astonishing feats of migration!

This workshop is intended for an audience of adults and older children (some of the general scientific knowledge that underpins the program may be dense for very young children). The workshop is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated.

What:    "The Science and Wonder of Bird Migration" Workshop
When:  Friday, October 6th, 2017
What Time:    7 - 9 p.m.
Free!     Donations welcomed and gladly accepted.
Where: Franconia Town Hall at 421 Main Street Franconia, NH 03580

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Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Friday Night Partner Pizza!

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You can support ACT whenever you buy groceries at the Littleton Co-op by rounding up at the register through the month of September but Friday night are special.

Call ahead to pick up the ACT Local/Eat Local pizza made from ingredients sourced locally from ACT partner farms! Grab it or any pizza for from the deli counter between 4pm & 7pm; $1 of every pizza sale will be donated to ACT all month long!

Thank you to the Littleton Co-Op for making it easy to show your love for ACT!


Taking ACTion just got a whole lot sweeter!

For the month of the September only Moonlight Meadery is sweetening the membership pot! Join us as a first time member or gift an ACT membership to a friend or loved one and receive a tour and tasting for two (a $40 value) at Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry!

Ready to join us today? Consider becoming sustaining member! Click on the "Become a Member" button on the right to get started.

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Farms & Conservation: Better Together
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Farms & Conservation: Better Together

Join us at the Littleton Co-op Cafe for a conversation with Mark Robie of Robie Farm about the local food movement in the North Country and how farmland conservation relates. The Robies will discuss their experiences running a multi-generational beef and dairy farm. Mark will also be cooking up and serving fresh product sample of their Co-op offerings!

This event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration needed, just come and enjoy!


Taking ACTion just got a whole lot sweeter!

For the month of the September only Moonlight Meadery is sweetening the membership pot! Join us as a first time member or gift an ACT membership to a friend or loved one and receive a tour and tasting for two (a $40 value) at Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry!

Ready to join us today? Consider becoming sustaining member! Take ACTion and click on the "Become a Member" button on the right to get started.

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ACT + Rek'-lis Pizza Party!
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

ACT + Rek'-lis Pizza Party!

ACT and Rek’-lis Brewing are putting on a Friday pizza party!

Buy your "ACT Local/Eat Local” pizza at the deli - made of all locally sourced toppings from ACT partner farms. Then, join us at the Co-Op Cafe where Rek’-lis Brewing will be hanging out and pouring beers. Enjoy musical accompaniment and some coloring for the kiddos.

Bring your friends and family for a few hours of hanging out with the community and enjoying local brews and local foods.

Have questions? Looking for more info? Email us or call the office at (603) 823-7777


Taking ACTion just got a whole lot sweeter!

For the month of the September only Moonlight Meadery is sweetening the membership pot! Join us as a first time member or gift an ACT membership to a friend or loved one and receive a tour and tasting for two (a $40 value) at Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry!

Ready to join us today? Consider becoming sustaining member! Take ACTion and click on the "Become a Member" button on the right to get started.

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Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Friday Night Partner Pizza!

Partners-and-pizza-FB-Photo.jpg

You can support ACT whenever you buy groceries at the Littleton Co-op by rounding up at the register through the month of September but Friday night are special.

Call ahead to pick up the ACT Local/Eat Local pizza made from ingredients sourced locally from ACT partner farms! Grab it or any pizza for from the deli counter between 4pm & 7pm; $1 of every pizza sale will be donated to ACT all month long!

Thank you to the Littleton Co-Op for making it easy to show your love for ACT!


Taking ACTion just got a whole lot sweeter!

For the month of the September only Moonlight Meadery is sweetening the membership pot! Join us as a first time member or gift an ACT membership to a friend or loved one and receive a tour and tasting for two (a $40 value) at Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry!

Ready to join us today? Consider becoming sustaining member! Click on the "Become a Member" button on the right to get started.

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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Friday Night Partner Pizza!

Partners-and-pizza-FB-Photo.jpg

You can support ACT whenever you buy groceries at the Littleton Co-op by rounding up at the register through the month of September but Friday night are special.

Call ahead to pick up the ACT Local/Eat Local pizza made from ingredients sourced locally from ACT partner farms! Grab it or any pizza for from the deli counter between 4pm & 7pm; $1 of every pizza sale will be donated to ACT all month long!

Thank you to the Littleton Co-Op for making it easy to show your love for ACT!


Taking ACTion just got a whole lot sweeter!

For the month of the September only Moonlight Meadery is sweetening the membership pot! Join us as a first time member or gift an ACT membership to a friend or loved one and receive a tour and tasting for two (a $40 value) at Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry!

Ready to join us today? Consider becoming sustaining member! Click on the "Become a Member" button on the right to get started.

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