ACT Presents Stone Walls

From the desk of Gal Potashnick, Outreach & Member Services Director (603) 823-7777

Uncover the History of Stone Walls in New England with ACT

BETHLEHEM  –  Ever wonder how and why we have so many stone walls along our roads and in our fields and woods or how they came to be?  Then join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Bethlehem Elementary School for the first installment of ACT’s Winter Speaker Series.

Our special guest speaker will be Kevin Gardner from NH Humanities. A writer, teacher, and tradesman, Kevin has been building stone walls for 40 years!  He is also the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, as well as poetry, songs, and essays.

During his presentation, Kevin will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the different ways in which the walls were built, and their significance to the New England landscape.  As he talks he will also build a miniature stone wall on a tabletop!

This event, sponsored by two very generous ACT members, is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome and gladly accepted. The program is geared toward adults and older children, but all are welcome. Save your spot by pre-registering at And everyone who pre-registers is entered to win a cool door prize!

Love our events? We’re working on building our roster of speakers and increase the impact of events and you can help by becoming an events sponsor! If you’re interested in finding out more about how to sponsor an upcoming speaker or other event, please call or email Gal at (603) 823-7777 or

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust inspires and leads private, voluntary action to conserve land the North Country loves. Learn more and become a member at or by calling (603) 823-7777.



Untamed – Nature Trivia Night at Rek-lis” Thursday, January 23rd, 7-8:30 p.m. Rek’-lis Brewing, Bethlehem, NH. More information at or call (603) 823-7777. Cost? Free! Pre-register with a donation by noon on Thursday (01/23) to get a free order of chips & salsa and 1 beer (not all beers included). Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is appreciated but not required.

Discovering New England Stone Walls” Friday, January 31st, 6-7:30 p.m. Bethlehem Elementary School, Bethlehem, NH. More information at or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome & gladly accepted. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is appreciated but not required.

photo credit to: Kevin Jones

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