All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by filling in the form below, emailing email@example.com, 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.
Epsom Town Forest to Blasty Bough Crawl
Sunday, October 21, 2 pm – ?
Blasty Bough Brewing Company, 3 Griffin Road, Epsom
Get ready to lace up your boots for a walk from the Epsom Town Forest to the Blasty Bough Brewing Company! We are getting together again with our friends from Blasty Bough for a hike and a gathering in the taproom. Join us for a moderately strenuous hike. The walk will start and end right at Blasty Bough Brewing Company (with a shuttle to the starting point).
What can you do to protect our drinking water?
Bear-Paw is offering three workshops for landowners, their families, and others interested in how land conservation can help protect drinking water. Have you been thinking about doing something to protect water quality? Are you wondering if land conservation is an option for your property? This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more and get expert advice.
November 6, 2018, 5–6:30 pm
Josiah Carpenter Library, 41 Main Street, Pittsfield
November 13, 2018, 6–7:30 pm
Hill Library, 1151 Parker Mountain Road, Strafford
November 26, 2018, 6–7:30 pm
Smyth Public Library, 55 High Street, Candia
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Deerfield Town Hall, Deerfield
Please join us at this November’s Deerfield Coffeehouse, a musical benefit for Bear-Paw! Besides wonderful music, you will find some of the nicest folks around Deerfield, candlelight, homemade desserts, fruit and veggie trays, coffee, tea and cold drinks. Bring a mug and a friend, or meet one there (a friend or maybe a mug).
Three great acts: Liz and Dan Faiella, Kevin and Michael Greene, and Benjammin’. Reservations advised: leslie@vanberkumnursery. com or 603.463.9804. $15.00/adult and $7.00/child includes food, drinks and entertainment (reserve then pay at the door).
Black Friday #Optoutside Walk on the Arthur Chase Town Forest
Friday, November 24, 10 am–12 pm
Arthur P. Chase Town Forest, Deerfield
Our Annual Black Friday “Skip the Malls and Opt for the Outside” walk for those who would rather be in the forest than a mall is planned for Deerfield’s Arthur P. Chase Town Forest. The marked loop is just a mile, but with some healthy up-and-down and stream crossings, it makes a good walk. Wear your rubber garden boots!
Winter Solstice Walk on the Cahill Easement
Friday, December 21, 3–5 pm
Cahill Easement, Strafford
Take a break from holiday preparations to celebrate the Solstice on the fields and forests of this 55-acre conservation easement donated by Ella Cahill (now owned by Bear-Paw’s Executive Director, Dan Kern). If there is snow, after the walk we will finish with a bonfire.
Bear-Paw Annual Meeting with Rick Elsmore
Saturday, January 26 • 9 am–3:30 pm
Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett
Please join us for Bear-Paw’s annual meeting on Saturday morning January 26th at the Hooksett Public Library. Richard P. Ellsmore, the New Hampshire State Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will talk about the wide range of challenges facing NH’s environment and how the NRCS can help landowners protect, conserve, and restore the natural resources on their properties.
At the morning’s meeting, in addition to Rick’s talk, we will share news about Bear-Paw’s conservation efforts around the region. We will also have our usual raffle of interesting donated items and that hot and hearty lunch. After lunch, we will visit one of Bear-Paw’s conservation properties nearby.
Winter Walk with Frank Mitchell
Saturday, February 23, 10 am–12 pm
Marston Farm Conservation Easement, Deerfield
Natural resource specialist, Frank Mitchell, will lead us on a walk of the newly conserved Marston Farm to look for winter wildlife signs on this property’s varied habitats that connect with the Great Brook Trail Corridor. With Frank’s guidance, we will investigate the signs of the wild residents.