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  • Conservation New Hampshire - Part 2
    set the table with our Green Eggs and Ham breakfast In June we celebrated Read More No Comments Read the rest of this entry 2014 Green Eggs n New HAM shire Environmental Policy Breakfast a Success On Wednesday January 29 2014 400 Granite Staters law makers advocates business leaders and the general public got together and learned about some of the most pressing environmental issues state lawmakers face in the upcoming session and beyond The discussion was vital to our State s future What can we agree on What issues continue to Read More No Comments Read the rest of this entry 2014 Green Eggs n New HAM shire Environmental Policy Breakfast On Wednesday January 29 2014 please join 400 Granite Staters law makers advocates business leaders and the general public and learn about some of the most pressing environmental issues state lawmakers face in the upcoming session and beyond What can we agree on What issues continue to divide us How can we find common ground One Read More No Comments Read the rest of this entry The Howler THE HARVEST HOWLER We were not sure exactly what the Howler meant but we knew that it meant a fun party filled with all of you leading lawmakers advocates lobbyists state agency staffers and other friendly minded conservation ghoul and goblin folk Thanks for joining us for a toast to our many recent environmental energy related accomplishments and Read More No Comments Read the rest of this entry Reflections on Green Victories in 2013 Bipartisanship rules the day Happy New Year We cannot forget to specially thank the support from both sides of the aisle and to acknowledge that crunch time leadership from key supporters helped us score a few big wins in 2013 At our annual Green Eggs and

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  • LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients | Conservation New Hampshire
    program in not only bolstering community ties but ensuring economic vitality in a state with a significant tourist economy LCHIP is not a luxury State Representative and LCHIP board member David Hess stated in his remarks LCHIP builds the infrastructure that brings those tourists here Audience members clearly felt the same as they erupted in applause The 2010 grants are expected to directly result in over 90 jobs and 1 million dollars in wages in towns from New Ispwich to Errol Projects in the latest round of funding include the purchase of 280 acres for the Albany Town Forest and a conservation easement on several working farms including Battles Farm in Bradford and Eccardt Farm in Washington Also included are further repairs to the Langdon Meeting House host to 207 consecutive town meetings thought to be a New Hampshire record With 187 projects conserving 286 000 acres and 109 historic sites and structures to date LCHIP has had a significant impact across the state Both speakers and the audience during this year s grant announcements made clear that they hope that that impact will continue Tags farms forests Land LCHIP New Hampshire Comment RSS Trackback Leave a Reply Click here

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  • MacDowell Colony: A Haven For Animals, Artists | Conservation New Hampshire
    surroundings I get up in the morning and I see all these deer she says There s this gang of turkeys and the other day a coyote ran across the road in front of me But this isn t just big because she lives in Brooklyn I grew up in the woods the Cape Cod native explains But not woods like this It reawakens this visceral connection with nature says Susan Moody a cook at the colony Evidence of that connection she adds can be found in the art to illustrate her point she lists off birds that live in the area and matches them to musical pieces composed at MacDowell She even whistles a few bars and imitates the birdcalls Amy Beach s A Hermit Thrush at Morning of course includes the hermit thrush s song To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell himself the red throated sparrow and so on with Leonard Bernstein Aaron Copland who stayed at MacDowell eight times and was the colony s president from 1961 to 1968 and their respective birds Besides bird inspired songs the art created at the colony includes such notables as the plays Our Town inspired by the town of Peterborough by Thornton Wilder and Porgy and Bess by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward who met at MacDowell Novels written at MacDowell include The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Josh Marston worked on his 2005 film Maria Full of Grace and Scott Frank Michael Korie and Doug Wright wrote the musical Grey Gardens Past fellows or colonists have earned a total 69 Pulitzer Prizes and numerous Guggenheim Fellowships Genius Awards Grammys Emmys Tonys and National Book Awards And in 1997 the colony itself was awarded the National Medal of Arts Clearly the Peterborough idea as Marian and Edward MacDowell called it was a very good one I visited the MacDowell Colony on Medal Day the one day a year when the public is allowed into the colony to look around and talk to the artists This year with the crowd spilling out of the giant tent during the ceremony to honor jazz saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins I overheard MacDowell s recently retired president Carter Wiseman observe I ve never seen it this crowded Though friendly and willing to share their work and answer questions a few of the artists looked a little unsettled by the masses descending on what only hours before was a peaceful near wilderness and I overheard one visitor apologize to interdisciplinary artist Stephen Fiehn half of the performance duo Cupola Bobber This must be pretty jarring since you kind of come here to get away from people Febos noted while describing the wildlife that the field in front of her studio only has deer in it when it s not a parking lot While Medal Day is a great opportunity for people to meet these artists and see

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  • Green Eggs and New HAMpshire! | Conservation New Hampshire
    P RESIDENT D J B ETTENCOURT H OUSE M AJORITY L EADER W ILL M ANZER E ASTERN M OUNTAIN S PORTS D ANA B ISBEE D EVINE M ILLIMET G REATER M ANCHESTER C HAMBER OF C OMMERCE B ILL N ORTON N ORTON A SSET M ANAGEMENT B ETH H OLZMAN T IMBERLAND G EORGE B ALD C OMMISSIONER D EPARTMENT OF R ESOURCES AND E CONOMIC D EVELOPMENT To register for this event please go to our EventBrite page or register below Event registration for Green Eggs and New HAMpshire The Business of Conservation powered by Eventbrite T HANK Y OU TO O UR E VENT S PONSORS B REAKFAST H OST C OMMITTEE Richard and Heather Ames Susan Arnold Jim Bassett David and Nancy Borden Alice Chamberlin Bruce Clendenning Ken Colburn Carmelle Druchniak Rachel Goldwasser Michele Goldsmith Nancy Grady Liz Hager Harold and Betsy Janeway Tom Masland Jeff Miller Charlie Niebling Janet Nixon Rick Russman Merle and Helen Schotanus Roger Stephenson Event image by Marek Bennett www marekbennett com Tags environment New Hampshire Policy Comment RSS Trackback 7 Comments Bruce Clendenning says January 5 2011 at 1 47 pm See you there my friends Alida Millham says January 5 2011 at 5 25 pm I plan to attend CNH Executive Director Talks RGGI on NH Public Radio Conservation New Hampshire says January 13 2011 at 3 20 pm of the economic impact of RGGI and other environmental policy issues be sure to join us at our Green Eggs and New HAMpshire Environmental Policy Breakfast on January 26th Comment RSS Thomas Laware says January 19 2011 at 9 33 pm I will be attending this event Sharon Francis says January 20 2011 at 1 40 pm I plan to attend if the crick don t rise or

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  • Community Gardening in NH | Conservation New Hampshire
    garden there exist variations ranging from community gardens run by school classes such as that of the Rye Junior High School to gardens run by churches such as the Unitarian Universalist Church Adopt a Plot garden in Concord Canterbury Shaker Village s garden though not available for public use provides a particularly unique educational look into an even more utopian method of gardening which involved each member of the Shaker community contributing to the maintenance and upkeep on the entire plot The broad range of foods medicinal herbs clothing dyes and ornamental plants grown in the garden were then distributed amongst the entire group Another noteworthy example is the Sycamore Field Community Garden in Concord which combines intelligent social and cultural outreach as well as general garden aesthetics Having worked with refugees in various gardens Cheryl Bourassa and Cathy Chesley the Director of Immigration and Refugee Services for New Hampshire Catholic Charities began brainstorming ideas to create a gardening system that would benefit refugees with low incomes With the help of the New Hampshire Technical Institute NHTI and the Concord Monitor their ideas culminated in the creation of the Sycamore Garden The garden is located on land owned by NHTI and with a few exceptions the plots are distributed to low income refugees and their families who then work on the plots and keep the food that they produce The plots cost 10 a fee often covered by donations Similarly to the Hopkinton Community Garden all of the funds go towards garden products such as compost and wheelbarrrows The idea is that a refugee who might not be able to afford grocery store food can invest 10 into a plot and proceed to grow food whose value well exceeds 10 all while establishing a sense of community for them and their families The program has been a success continually growing as refugees from countries such as Bhutan Iraq Somalia the Democratic Republic of Congo and Berundi take advantage of this opportunity In the near future Bourassa the Sycamore Garden coordinator hopes to create a farmer s market where refugees can sell the produce that they or their families do not use Bourassa encourages people to stop by and observe what she described as the U N of gardening a playful moniker meant to underscore the broad diversity and variations of gardens found at Sycamore Given the conveniences of modern life in many ways we as a race have lost touch with some of the basic tenets of our society Community gardening is a fairly painless but important step in reconnecting with the origins of not only our food but also our communities It is also an environmentally and economically sound alternative to the large scale farming practices of corporations that can exhaust the land and introduce harmful pesticides and fertilizers into the environment as evidenced by the Gulf of Mexico s Dead Zone The gardens listed above are but a few examples state and nationwide and as cliché as it

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  • Conservation NH | Protecting NH's Environment | Conservation New Hampshire
    Colburn was Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Business Industry Association of New Hampshire representing the state s business community on environmental and energy matters in legislative and regulatory forums Mr Colburn holds a B S degree in mathematics from M I T and M B A and M Ed degrees from the University of New Hampshire Rachel Goldwasser Rachel is an attorney at Orr Reno in Concord where her practice focuses on energy and land use law In her professional life she represents both regulated and unregulated energy interests before various tribunals including the Public Utilities Commission as well as before the New Hampshire Legislature She also regularly assists clients before local planning and zoning boards throughout the state Rachel has an extensive background and experience with energy land use and environmental issues Prior to law school she worked at The Wilderness Society and Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation in Washington D C She holds a law degree from Vermont Law School and a master s degree in environmental management with a focus on energy law and policy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies While in school Rachel also worked for both the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School and the Yale Center for Environmental Law Policy at Yale University and is a 2006 fellow of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation She received her undergraduate degree in geography from Dartmouth College Rachel lives in Contoocook with her husband Chris their two children and their two cats Jobildunc and Hurricane Elizabeth Hager Elizabeth Sears Hager was in public service for almost three decades she was first elected to the New Hampshire Legislature in 1972 and served for thirteen terms before being defeated in the Republican Primary in 2008 She ran for the Republican nomination for governor in the September 1992 primary election Ms Hager was also a Concord City Councilor serving as the city s first woman mayor from 1988 to 1990 She was a delegate to the 1974 and 1984 Constitutional Conventions and was a sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment which became a part of the State Constitution in 1975 Ms Hager was Executive Director of the United Way of Merrimack County in Concord for fifteen years and retired as Executive Vice President of Granite United Way She assumed those positions after years of volunteerism including roles as both President of the Board and Campaign Chair of the Concord United Way Ms Hager has also served on the Board of Directors of many organizations and is currently a founding Board member of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute and a member of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Board She is also a director of Lincoln Financial Variable Insurance Products Trust Elizabeth Hager earned a master s degree from the University of New Hampshire after receiving an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College She and her husband Dennis Hager have two married daughters and four grandchildren Tom

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  • Conservation NH Partners | Conservation New Hampshire
    by issue area Land Conservation in NH Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests The Nature Conservancy New Hampshire Audubon Appalachian Mountain Club National Wildlife Federation Squam Lakes Association Monadnock Conservancy The Harris Center New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Northern Forest Center Friends of Mount Sunapee Trust for Public Land The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire Five Rivers Conservation Trust Upper Valley Land Trust The Ammonoosuc Conservancy Trust Water Conservation in NH The Nature Conservancy New Hampshire Audubon Conservation Law Foundation NH Lakes Association Appalachian Mountain Club Environment New Hampshire Seacoast Science Center Squam Lakes Association Northern Forest Canoe Trail New Hampshire Rivers Council NH Conservation and Transportation Issues Conservation Law Foundation Union of Concerned Scientists New Hampshire Rail Revitalization Association Climate Energy Conservation in NH The Nature Conservancy Conservation Law Foundation The Jordan Institute The Sierra Club Environment New Hampshire National Wildlife Federation Union of Concerned Scientists Project Laundry List Clean Air Cool Planet Mount Washington Observatory New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association Repower America New Hampshire Council of Churches Climate Counts People Health Conservation Issues in NH Appalachian Mountain Club National Wildlife Federation Northeast Organic Farming Association New Hampshire Public Health Association The Harris Center New Hampshire Council of Churches Green Alliance Green Concord New Hampshire Farm to School Program Government Agencies Involved in NH Conservation Issues Conservation NH also engages with a number of government agencies which have a say in promoting and enacting environmental policies NH Department of Environmental Services NH Fish and Game Department NH Department of Agriculture Markets Food NH Division of Parks and Recreation NH Division of Forests and Lands NH Bureau of Trails NH Office of Energy and Planning NH Office of Consumer Advocate NH Public

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  • Conservation NH Policy | Environmental Protection for New Hampshire | Conservation New Hampshire
    issues are a priority for the sake of our present and our future To this end we provide regular updates and opinions on key environmental policies making their way through decision making bodies These have included legislation on State Parks the Renewable Portfolio Standard and the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program amongst many others You can find some of our latest news on policy issues below We want you to do more than read about policy issues though New Hampshire citizens take pride in their participatory politics and we know that you ll want to take action on some of these issues before we are stuck with the consequences of bad decisions So be sure to contact your legislators when you want your opinion to be heard Latest Policy News and Opinion Subscribe to RSS headline updates from Powered by FeedBurner Contact Your Legislators Click here to find contact information for your State Senator and Representatives http www gencourt state nh us whosmyleg Click here to find contact information for your US Senators http www senate gov general contact information senators cfm cfm State NH Click here to find contact information for your US Representative http www house gov

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