Saturday, January 23, 2010

BearPaw Regional Greenways Annual Meeting

In order to have farmers markets we need to have farms, and in order to have farms we need to conserve farm lands. Here's a great organization to support whose mission is to conserve our land, water, and living things.

DEERFIELD N.H., January 13, 2010 – Bear-Paw Regional Greenways invites their members, friends, and the public to its Annual Meeting scheduled for February 13th, 2010. Bear-Paw will be celebrating the completion of nine conservation projects conserving over 944 acres last year – it now holds easements protecting 36 properties and 3,255 acres. In 2010, Bear-Paw expects to conserve more than 1,000 additional acres!
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Annual Meeting
Coe-Brown Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike (Route 4), Northwood, NH
Saturday, February 13, 2010, Registration begins at 8:30am
The meeting will be held at Coe-Brown Academy on Route 4 in Northwood and registration begins at 8:30 AM. After a brief business meeting and the presentation of awards, Vince Walsh, a wildlife tracker and natural history expert, will be this year’s guest speaker. He will present a morning slide program of the mammals that inhabit our northern woods and will have on-hand mounted specimens, skulls, skins, scats and plaster casts of tracks from his extensive collection. Vince will then help lead our afternoon trip to nearby conservation land as we search for animal sign. (
After a potluck lunch that will be provided, please plan to join us for a moderately strenuous walk on nearby conservation land. Weather permitting, we will snow shoe or hike. The Annual Meeting will also feature the raffle of many donated items. Bear-Paw welcomes donations from artists, writers, and craftspeople for this fundraising effort.
Pre-registration is requested so that Bear-Paw can plan appropriately so please register at,, or 463-9400 by February 5th to reserve your place. This event is open to the public and a modest donation is requested to offset the cost of the event ($10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members).
Bear-Paw is a non-profit land trust with a mission to permanently conserve a network of lands that protects our region’s water, wildlife habitat, forests, and farmland. Established by resident volunteers, Bear-Paw works to conserve open space in Candia, Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond, and Strafford through outreach, education, and land protection project assistance. For information about how to become a member, land protection options for landowners or volunteering with the land trust, please contact Daniel Kern at Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Post Office Box 19, Deerfield, NH 03037, 603 463-9400, or You can also visit their website at

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