All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by filling in the form below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 603-463-9400, unless noted otherwise, so that Bear-Paw can provide adequate materials for everyone and notify participants in case of any last minute changes.
Blasty Bough Walk and Crawl
Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Blasty Bough Brewing Company
3 Griffin Road, Epsom, NH 03234
Lace up your boots! We're getting together with our friends from the Blasty Bough Brewing Company in Epsom for an easement walk and a gathering in the taproom. Come join in!
Blasty Bough is operated by Dave Stewart, one of Bear-Paw's generous easement donors, and Lois Shea. We were able to conserve the open space around his farm and brewery with a preservation easement on some of the fields and forest.
Brewmaster Dave will lead a walk of the farm and woodland trails. The walk will begin and end with a gathering at the Blasty Bough taproom. Join us for a mostly flat 1.5 to 2 mile hike through the 140 acres of the forests and fields that comprise the Stewart and Jackson conservation lands. We’ll see an active beaver dam and the start of a succession forest. We’ll also help you locate the trail links to other conservation lands, including the Hart Town Forest.
What’s even better than beer? Beer after hiking!
Bennett Island Forever! Swim
Bennett Bridge Beach, Northwood
Saturday, August 25, 9 am
Now that the members of Bear-Paw have saved Bennett Island Forever for the eagles and loons, we are swimming to Save More Places like it! Swimmers can complete:
* a 1/4 mile trip to the island
* a 1/2 mile lap to the island and back, or
* a 1 mile loop around the island
Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to raise money to help protect all of the special places in our region and help Bear-Paw conserve water, wildlife, forests, and farms. Last year's participants raised $12,000 to Save Bennett Island Forever! This year we hope to raise $15,000 to support Bear-Paw's land protection efforts across the Region.
Bear-Paw One Step at a Time:
Bear-Paw continues to celebrate the 8,700 acres of our region’s forests, wetlands and farmlands that our work has protected. In addition to conserving water, wildlife habitat, forests, and farms, there is another benefit for us all – more than 6,000 of those acres are open to the public! Where are all these places? How do you get to them? Do they have trails? Is there parking? What is there to see when you get there? Come join us to explore our conservation lands, including these.
Pinkney Hill Preserve, Allenstown
Saturday, July 14, 9:30 am
Beye-Pendleton Conservation Easement, Deerfield
Saturday, September 15, 9:30 am