Mid-Week Summer Walk (& Picnic) at Lawrence Forest
Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mid-Week Summer Walk (& Picnic) at Lawrence Forest

ACT's next mid-week summer walk is in Franconia at the Lawrence Forest on Wednesday, August 28th, at 10 a.m. Bring a friend and join us for an easy walk along the trails of the Lawrence Forest and Fox Hill Park. Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer in the North Country as we walk along the Meadow Brook, looking for beaver, birds, and other wildlife.

After the walk, take a load off and get social with your fellow walkers. Bring a bag lunch to stay for an optional post-walk picnic across the street from the ACT offices. Dine al fresco and chat at a beautiful spot along the Gale River on the Green Frog trail.

The mid-week summer 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 August Mid-Week Summer Walk!
When:  Wednesday, August 28th
What Time:    10 - 11:30 a.m. (walk) / 11:45 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.

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ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Outdoor Yoga!
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Outdoor Yoga!

Join ACT's 2nd annual Outdoor Yoga class Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. held on ACT conserved land at Pearl Lake in Lisbon. Katrine Barclay from Wellness AT Work 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 ourselves 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. All levels and abilities are welcome, first timers and experienced yogis alike!

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 7th
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: Register to receive location info / Lisbon, NH

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September 'Shoes & Brews in Littleton!
Sep
14
1:30 PM13:30

September 'Shoes & Brews in Littleton!

ACT’s ‘Shoes & Brews is taking you back to Littleton this September. We’ll be heading to PRKR Mountain and hitting the lookout this time and then getting our brews on at Crumb Bar after hours! We are incredibly grateful to live in a place where folks are dedicated to some serious fun outdoors like PRKR Mtn and amazing community partners like the Crumb Bar and so many more.

Through the ‘Shoes & Brews events we strive to help you explore new places and find adventure in own backyard. Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. to discover more trails on Littleton’s PRKR Mtn! The group will meet for the ‘Shoes at 1:30 p.m. for a beautiful walk to Linda’s Lookout, a gorgeous panoramic view on its worst day. We’ll then head down the hill to the Crumb Bar for the Brews around 4 p.m. for a beverage (adult or otherwise) and snacks.

The walk will move at a slow to moderate pace along mostly single track trails built for mountain biking but open to hiking year round. The planned route is approximately 3 miles total and has some moderate elevation gain (~500’), which make for a slightly more challenging walk that our usual. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the walk the group will head to Crumb Bar, for their brand new after hours offerings, where we’ll have snacks and refreshments. Come enjoy a beverage, 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 pm to about 5:30pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fair on the full menu!

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 Copper Pig, please bring a friend(s)!

Looking to learn more about the property? Click here or type prkrmtn.org/complete-trail-system-map/ into your web browser.

Registration for this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. You must register to receive meeting location details.

Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, September 13th. 

What: ACT's Summer 'Shoes & Brews℠ series!
When: Saturday, September 14th, 2019
What Time:  1:30 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), approx. 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info / Littleton, 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).

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ACT's Sept Mindfulness Series - Meditative Walk!
Sep
28
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. 28 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.

The walk will take approximately an hour and a half and will be hosted by ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown. 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.

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 28th
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: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info / Sugar Hill, NH

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Bee Happy: Creating Bee Friendly Gardens and Landscapes
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Bee Happy: Creating Bee Friendly Gardens and Landscapes

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Summit by Morrison in Whitefield to learn all about making your outdoor space bee friendly. Our special guest speaker, UNH Extension Professor and Landscape Horticulture Specialist, Cathy Neal, will cover what bees need for food, nesting sites, and safe habitats as well as how to meet those needs in your own garden and landscape. We’ll also cover a bit about how to establish a wildflower meadow at home on a small or large scale!

A big thank you goes to our partner, Summit by Morrison, for not only hosting ACT for the very first time but providing refreshments as well!

Looking for more info? Visit Dr. Neal’s webpage at extension.unh.edu/tags/wildflower-meadows

Registration is requested to help organizers plan accordingly but not required. And all who pre-register will be entered to win an exciting door prize!

What:   "Bee Friendly Gardens & Landscapes"
When:   Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
What Time:     5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Summit by Morrison / Whitefield, NH
Free!     Donations are welcomed and gladly accepted.

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August 'Shoes & Brews℠ in Bethlehem!
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

August 'Shoes & Brews℠ in Bethlehem!

We are thrilled to be getting back to Bethlehem for August’s ‘Shoes & Brews taking you to a BTA trail you may not have discovered yet and back to the Wayside Inn! We are so lucky to live in a place where there are folks dedicated to serious fun outdoors like the BTA and amazing community partners like the Wayside Inn and so many more.

Join us for the next in ACT's Summer 'Shoes & Brews℠series on Saturday August 10th from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.! The group will meet for a walk along some of Bethlehem’s trails being maintained by the Bethlehem Trails Association (BTA) at 2:00 p.m. then we’ll head indoors to the Wayside Inn for brews and snacks from 4 - 5:30 p.m. A big thanks to the Wayside Inn for not only hosting the event but sponsoring it by providing ACT drink specials and snacks.

Our ‘Shoes will help you explore new places and find adventure in own backyard. We'll move at a slow to moderate pace along old woods roads with some sections along Beaver Brook and Beaver Creek. The loop of approximately 2 miles total has some light to moderate elevation gain and a few open sections with views to the Mt Garfield ridgeline. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the walk the group will head to the Wayside Inn for the Brews where we’ll have refreshments and cool off with river views of the Ammonoosuc. Come enjoy a beverage, 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 pm to about 5:30pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fair on the full menu!

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 Copper Pig, please bring a friend(s)!

Looking to learn more about the property? Click here or type bethlehemtrails.org/trails into your web browser.

Registration for this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. You must register to receive meeting location details.

Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, July 12th. 

What: ACT's Summer 'Shoes & Brews℠ series!
When: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
What Time:  2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), approx. 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info / Bethlehem, 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).

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Mid-Week Summer Walk (& Picnic) at Bronson Hill
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Mid-Week Summer Walk (& Picnic) at Bronson Hill

ACT's first mid-week summer hike of the season is Wednesday, July 31st, at 10 a.m. Bring a friend and join us for an easy walk along old woods roads to the beautiful open fields atop Bronson Hill. We'll walk down to the historic cabin and enjoy sweeping views of Franconia Ridge and beyond.

Once we get down to the cabin, take a load off and get social with your fellow nature lovers. Bring a bag lunch to stay for an optional picnic with a view. The group will split up and someone will head back with anyone not able to stay.

The mid-week summer 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 Walk of the Season!
When:  Wednesday, July 31st
What Time:    10 - 11:30 a.m. (walk) / optional picnic lunch may extend the group’s return to approx. 12:30 p.m.
Where: Park at the ACT office parking lot at 729 Main Street, Franconia (Plain Kate's), expect to carpool to the trail head.
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!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Dragonflies in your Backyard
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dragonflies in your Backyard

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Crapo Building in Sugar Hill 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. And all who pre-register will be entered to win an exciting door prize!

What:   "Dragonflies in your Backyard"
When:   Friday, July 19th, 2018
What Time:    6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Crapo Building / Sugar Hill, NH
Free!     Donations are welcomed and gladly accepted.

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July 'Shoes & Brews℠ to Spruce Knob in Dalton & Copper Pig Brewery!
Jul
13
1:45 PM13:45

July 'Shoes & Brews℠ to Spruce Knob in Dalton & Copper Pig Brewery!

We are really excited to bring ACT’s ‘Shoes & Brews to a part of the North Country you may not get to explore often. Striving not just for fun, but to help you find new places and discover adventure in own backyard.

Join us on Saturday July 13th from 1:45 - 5:00 p.m. for ACT's Summer 'Shoes & Brews℠series kick off in Coös County! Explore trails on land not usually accessible to public in Dalton. We’ll head up Spruce Knob on wide wooded paths to a panoramic view of the CT River and surrounding ranges. We’ll then make our way down to the Copper Pig Brewery in Lancaster for a chance to catch up and cool off.

The group will meet for a for a moderate hike with gorgeous views at 1:45 p.m. then head into Lancaster to the Copper Pig for brews and snacks from 3:30 - 5 p.m. We'll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along maintained trails up to what the landowners call “Spruce Knob”. The planned up and back is approximately 2 miles total with light to moderate elevation ( 400ft of elevation gain). Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the walk the group will head to the Copper Pig in Lancaster for the Brews where we’ll have a refreshing beverage or two and snacks. Come to cool off, catch up with old friends, and get to know more folks who love spending time outside just like you! All are welcome (bring a friend!) and are free to come and go as needed. The event will officially run from 3:30 pm to about 5 pm. As always you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fare on the full menu! A big thanks to the Copper Pig for hosting this event for the very first time.

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 Copper Pig, please bring a friend(s)!

Looking to learn more about the property? Click here or type abovethefifteenmilefalls.com into your web browser.

Registration for this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. You must register to receive meeting location details.

Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, July 12th. 

What: ACT's July 'Shoes & Brews℠!
When: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
What Time:  2 - approx. 3 p.m. ('shoes), 3:30 - 5 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info / Dalton, 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).

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The Dirt on Dirt: Bigger Better Compost
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Dirt on Dirt: Bigger Better Compost

Did you know yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 27 percent of the US municipal solid waste stream? Waste management and recycling are hot topics in our state at the moment, and here's your chance to learn more about what it would take to set up a composting system on a larger scale.

Join us at the Franconia Town Hall on Friday, June 14th, to learn what the benefits of composting on a town or community level could be and what it would take to make composting on a large scale a reality. Leading are special guest speakers from the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, Sarah McGraw and Cindy Sterling.

Registration is not required but is very much appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Register now to be entered in the running for an ACT door prize!

What:  "The Dirt on Dirt: Bigger Better Compost"
When:  Friday, June 14th, 2019
What Time:   6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Franconia Town Hall; 421 Main St, Franconia, NH
Free!   Donations welcomed and gladly accepted.

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ACT's Annual Bird Walk!
Jun
8
7:00 AM07:00

ACT's Annual Bird Walk!

Join us for ACT's annual bird walk on Saturday, June 8th from 7 - 9 a.m. in Lisbon! We’ll be out on ACT’s Ammonoosuc River Wildlife Management Area 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.

Registration is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 15 participants; please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, June 7th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with meeting location details.  If registration fills up early please reach out to Gal at outreach@act-nh.org to be added to the wait list as cancellations do happen.

What:    ACT's Annual Bird Walk!
When:   Saturday, June 8th 2019
What Time:    7 - 9 a.m.
Where: ACT property in 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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Pollinators - Keeping Common Species Common
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pollinators - Keeping Common Species Common

Join us at the Littleton Senior Center for a great evening of learning about our native pollinators and a bit about the magnificent monarch butterfly with special guest speaker, NH Fish & Game's Wildlife Biologist, Heidi Holman.

We'll find out what each of us can do to help keep our native pollinators stay healthy and in abundance including bees, moths, flies and butterflies. We'll also learn about one of our special pollinators the monarch butterfly and it's migration to our region.

Registration is not required but is very much appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Register now to be entered in the running for an ACT door prize!

What:  "Pollinators - Keeping Common Species Common" Program
When:  Friday, April 26th, 2019
What Time:   6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Littleton Senior Center; 77 Riverglen Ln, Littleton, NH
Free!   Donations welcomed and gladly accepted.

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April 'Shoes & Brews℠at PRKR Mountain & Littleton Freehouse!
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

April 'Shoes & Brews℠at PRKR Mountain & Littleton Freehouse!

For April ACT’s is headed to Littleton starting off with helping you discover walking trails from the center of town! Join us on Saturday Apr. 13th from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. for the next in ACT's Winter 'Shoes & Brews℠series! The group will meet for a walk on some of PRKR Mountain’s less steep trails at 2:00 p.m. then we’ll head indoors to the Littleton Freehouse for brews and snacks from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

We are so excited to bring another ‘Shoes that can help you explore new places and find adventure in own backyard. We'll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along trails built by PRKR Mountain staff being specifically created for mountain biking and open to hikers and skiers year round. We currently plan for a loop of approximately 2.5-3 miles total with light to moderate elevation gain, that may change but difficulty will be kept minimal. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the walk the group will head down the hill to the Littleton Freehouse for the Brews where we’ll have refreshments and a warm up. Come enjoy a beverage, 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 pm to about 5:30pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fair on the full menu! A big thanks to the Littleton Freehouse for supporting with a co-sponsorship.

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 Tavern, please bring a friend(s)!

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

What: ACT's April 'Shoes & Brews℠!
When: Saturday, April 13th, 2019
What Time:  2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info
What to Wear:  Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors (including hat, gloves, goggles), traction or snowshoes depending on conditions, and trekking poles if you have them.
What to Bring: Plenty of water and/or something warm to drink, layers to keep warm, a camera, and binoculars (optional).
Free! This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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The Real Eastern Coyote
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Real Eastern Coyote

Join us at the Bethlehem Elementary School for a great evening of learning about the Eastern coyote with special guest speaker Christine Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology. We'll hear about how the Eastern coyote has been shaped by area habitat and other regional predators as well as how we can coexist with coyotes as farmers, hiker or gardeners.

Registration is not required but is very much appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Register now to be entered in the running for an ACT door prize!

What:  "The Real Eastern Coyote" Program
When:  Friday, March 29th, 2019
What Time:   6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bethlehem Elementary School; 2297 Main St, Bethlehem, NH
Free!   Donations welcomed and gladly accepted.

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March 'Shoes & Brews℠at Bethlehem Trails & Rek'-lis!
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

March 'Shoes & Brews℠at Bethlehem Trails & Rek'-lis!

March is ACT’s month in Bethlehem and to celebrate all that Bethlehem has going on we’ve partnered with the Bethlehem Conservation Commission to bring you some really exciting programming. We’re starting off with helping you discover new trails right in town! Join us for the next in ACT's Winter 'Shoes & Brews℠series on Saturday Mar. 9th from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.! The group will meet for a snowshoe on some of Bethlehem’s in town trails being maintained by the Bethlehem Trails Association (BTA) at 2:00 p.m. then we’ll head indoors to Rek’-lis for brews and snacks from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Our ‘Shoes will help you explore new places and find adventure in own backyard. We'll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along a trails built by BTA’s trail volunteers right in downtown Bethlehem. The trails wind through downtown and will be a loop of approximately 2.5-3 miles total with light to moderate elevation gain. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the walk the group will head over to Rek’-lis Brewing for the Brews where we’ll have refreshments and a warm up. Come enjoy a beverage, 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 pm to about 5:30pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fair on the full menu!

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 Tavern, please bring a friend(s)!

Registration for this event is required - for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the snowshoe at 20 participants so please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, March 8th. 
Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. 

What: ACT's March 'Shoes & Brews℠!
When: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
What Time:  2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info
What to Wear:  Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors (including hat, gloves, goggles), snowshoes, and trekking poles if you have them.
What to Bring: Plenty of water and/or something warm to drink, layers to keep warm, a camera, and binoculars (optional).
Free! This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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Mountains of Ice - Glaciation of the White Mountains
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Mountains of Ice - Glaciation of the White Mountains

Join us at the Bethlehem Town Hall for a great evening of learning about the glaciation and deglaciation of the White Mountain area in New Hampshire with special guest speaker Bill Vales. We'll hear about how ancient glaciers helped form NH's White Mountains and learn what to look for to see evidence still all around us in the North Country! Registration is not required but is very much appreciated so organizers can plan accordingly.

Register now to be entered in the running for an ACT door prize!

What:  "Mountains of Ice" Program
When:  Friday, February 22nd, 2019
What Time:   6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bethlehem Town Hall; 2155 Main St, Bethlehem, NH
Free!   Donations welcomed and gladly accepted.

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February 'Shoes & Brews at Sunset Hill Inn Trails & Tavern!
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

February 'Shoes & Brews at Sunset Hill Inn Trails & Tavern!

 

Join us for the next in ACT's Winter 'Shoes & Brews series on Saturday Feb. 9th from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.! The group will meet for snowshoeing on the trails around the Sunset Hill Inn in Sugar Hill at 2:00 p.m. then head indoors to the Tavern for brews and snacks from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

We'll be moving at a slow to moderate pace along trails built on and around the Inn's golf course and 60+ acres of surrounding woodlands. On a clear day the property, conserved with ACT in 2002, has views of Cannon Mountain and the Presidential range. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

After the walk the group will head inside to The Tavern at Sunset Hill 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 pm to about 5:30pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the delicious fair on the full menu!

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 Tavern, 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, February 8th. 
Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. 

What: ACT's February 'Shoes & Brews!
When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
What Time:  2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info
What to Wear:  Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors (including hat, gloves, goggles), snowshoes, and trekking poles if you have them.
What to Bring: Plenty of water and/or something warm to drink, layers to keep warm, a camera, and binoculars (optional).
Free! This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!

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A Long Winter’s Nap - NH’s Furry Hibernators
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

A Long Winter’s Nap - NH’s Furry Hibernators

Join us in Franconia at the Lafayette School multi-purpose room for a great evening of learning about New Hampshire's animals in winter. NH Fish & Game's Furbearer Project Leader Patrick Tate will talk about hibernation and other strategies furry creatures employ to survive the winter.

Register now to be entered in the running for an ACT door prize!

What:    "A Long Winter’s Nap" Program
When:   Friday, January 25th, 2019
What Time:    6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lafayette School multi-purpose room; Franconia, NH
Free!     Donations welcomed and gladly accepted. 

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'Shoes & Brews series starts at Bronson Hill/Iron Furnace Brewing!
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

'Shoes & Brews series starts at Bronson Hill/Iron Furnace Brewing!

 

Join us for ACT's 'Shoes & Brews event on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 2 - 5:30 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 p.m. then head down the hill to Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia for brews from 4 - 5:30 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 welcome!

After the walk the group will reconvene at Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia 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 pm to about 5:30pm but you're invited to stay and enjoy the newly extended menu at Iron Furnace!

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 11th. 
Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location. 

What: ACT's Winter 'Shoes & Brews kick-off!
When: Saturday, January 12th, 2019
What Time:  2 - approx. 3:30 p.m. ('shoes), 4 - 5:30 p.m. (brews)
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info
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: Plenty of water and/or something warm to drink, 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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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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