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.
Bennett Island Forever! Celebration
Bow Lake Grange
569 Province Road, Strafford
Sunday, July 8, 3 pm - 5 pm
Please join Bear-Paw Regional Greenways to celebrate the permanent protection of Bennett Island on Bow Lake in Strafford and Northwood. We want to thank our members and more than 470 donors who contributed to this success!
The celebration will begin at 3:00 pm at the Bow Lake Grange in Strafford with a brief presentation of awards followed by cake and ice cream! Come help us honor those who made this important conservation project possible!
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