ACT Hosts Nature Walk August 16th – Lyman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 03, 2017

Contact: Gal Potashnick, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, (603) 823-7777

ACT Heads to Lyman for 4rd Summer Nature Walk at Godfrey Conservation Area August 16th  LYMAN – Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) and get a chance to walk a beautiful conservation property in Lyman not usually open to the public.

The Godfrey Memorial Conservation Area on Goldmine Road is being open for this event, which will have both a forest and historical theme. The nature walk is being hosted by ACT and co-led by the Lisbon Area Historical Society.

The walk is Wednesday, August 16th from 3 -6 p.m.  The public is invited to join us for some fun outdoors and learning about the history of mining in the area from Historical Society members.

This is the fourth in a series of five nature walks this summer on local lands conserved by ACT.  The walks take place every other Wednesday throughout the summer from 3 – 6 p.m. Participants should pre-register for this event via the ACT website or by calling the office at (603) 823-7777. ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown and Outreach and Member Services Director Gal Potashnick will help lead the hike.

The Godfrey Memorial Conservation Area is home to stunning views of the White Mountains, open fields, and plenty of wildlife. A former dairy farm, the conservation area provides critical habitat for bats, which hibernate in the caves not far from the property. ACT currently conserves over 1,500 acres in Lyman including the Pettyboro Farm Conservation Area and the Gardner Mountain conservation easement.  All provide important habitat for bats and other wildlife.

This event is free; a $5 suggested donation is welcomed and very much appreciated.  This is not a long walk (no more than a mile), but it will go from an easy grade of woods road into some bushwhacking to get to the mine and see the effects of mining operations on the terrain. The group will move at an easy pace but please be prepared for off-trail walking.

Recommended gear includes comfortable clothing for being outdoors in warm weather, boots or sneakers that can get dirty, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and plenty of water.  Nature guidebooks and binoculars are great to bring along.

The remaining nature walk in this series will be to the Wedick Nature Reserve in Bethlehem on August 30. For details or to register, please visit www.aconservationtrust.org/education-events.

If you are interested in volunteering to co-lead an ACT hike, or help interpret plants, wildlife, or geology, please contact ACT at (603) 823-7777.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is the North Country’s regional lands conservancy, protecting land for the vitality and well-being of our region.  Learn more and become a member at www.aconservationtrust.org or call (603) 823-7777.

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CALENDAR:

Godfrey Memorial Conservation Area Nature Walk, Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Meet at the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust office, 729 Main Street, Franconia. Find more information and register at www.aconservationtrust.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free to members, and open to the public, kids encouraged to join. $5 donations are welcome and appreciate.  Hosted by ACT.

Wedick Nature Reserve Nature Walk, Wednesday, August 30, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Meet at the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust office, 729 Main Street, Franconia. Find more information and register at www.aconservationtrust.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free to members, and open to the public, kids encouraged to join. $5 donations are welcome and appreciate.  Hosted by ACT.

 

 

 

 

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