ACT Presents Hubbard Brook

From the desk of Gal Potashnick ACT’s Outreach & Member Services Director;

Contact: Gal Potashnick, (603) 823-7777

Join ACT to Learn about the Little Brook that Changed the World!

FRANCONIA  –  Did you know that tucked away in the White Mountain National Forest is a little brook where groundbreaking environmental research is done? Sound intriguing? Then join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) and the Abbie Greenleaf Library on Friday, February 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Elementary School in Franconia for the next program in ACT’s Winter Speaker Series!

Spend the evening learning about “The Little Brook that Changed the World” with special guest speaker, Anthea Lavallee, the Executive Director of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation. The Foundation supports numerous research projects on hydrology and forest ecosystems within the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. A 7,800-acre area tucked into the White Mountain National Forest.

During her presentation, Anthea will discuss how the scientific teams working in the Experimental Forest explore the relationships between the plants, animals, air, water, and soils within the Forest. She will also share some of Hubbard Brook’s discoveries including acid rain, the impacts of forest cutting on water quality and quantity, and climate change consequences. Lastly, Anthea will talk about how Hubbard Brook research affects our economy, ecology, culture, and quality of life in the Northern Forest.

ACT is delighted to be partnering with the Abbie Greenleaf Library in Franconia for this event. The program is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome and gladly accepted. Although the program is geared toward adults and older children, all are welcome. Save your spot and help organizers by pre-registering at act-nh.org/education-events. Everyone pre-registered is entered to win a cool door prize!

Love our events? We’re working on building our event impact and roster of speakers – you can help by becoming an events sponsor! To find out more about how to sponsor an upcoming speaker or other events, please call or email Gal at (603) 823-7777 or outreach@act-nh.org.

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

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CALENDAR:

Timber Harvest Workshop at Gale Family Forest” Saturday, February 22nd, 1-2:30 p.m. Gale Family Forest, Lyman, NH. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Advanced registration is required and for safety group size will be capped at 15. 

The Little Brook that Changed the World: The Importance of NH’s Hubbard Brook” Friday, February 28th, 6-7:30 p.m. Lafayette Elementary School, Franconia, NH. More information at act-nh.org/education-events 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.

ACT’s 20th Anniversary Party” Saturday, March 7th, 5 – 7 p.m. Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is appreciated but not required.

photo credit to: Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.

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