Conservation Work

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

Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

Conservation at Work – Protecting the Banks of the Ammonoosuc River in Lisbon

LISBON – Heavy machinery isn’t usually what people think of in conservation work; shovels and work gloves sound more likely. Even so, the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust’s (ACT) property in Lisbon will have big machines working away to restore a stretch of the Ammonoosuc River this summer. All are invited to join the community-focused online presentation and Q&A planned for Thursday, May 20th, from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn the details of the exciting project and have your questions answered!

Bank restoration and stabilization on this property, nestled along the rail trail running parallel to Rt 302, is not new. Though efforts have been ongoing since 2011 – this one is a bit different. First, the project is an exciting partnership between ACT, The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) – coordinating the effort – and the Natural Resources Conservation Service agency (NRCS). Secondly, along with tree and shrub plantings – there is some major work planned. The project uses 18 tree trunks and root balls installed into the bank to help reduce bank erosion, improve water quality and increase habitat for native fish.

The program is free and open to the public; donations are welcome and gladly accepted. Though geared toward adults and older children, all are welcome to join the conversation. Registration is required to receive the Zoom log-in information. Please register at act-nh.org/education-events.

Love our events? We’re working on building our roster of speakers and increase the impact of events. Help inspire a love of the outdoors by becoming an events sponsor! If you’re interested in finding out more about supporting an upcoming speaker or other events, please call the office or email Gal at 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:

Protecting the Banks of the Ammonoosuc” Thursday, May 20th, 6-7 p.m. Online. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public, donations are welcome & gladly accepted. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Advanced registration is required.

ACT’s Self-Guided Bird Walk” May 1st to May 30th, 3 ACT properties. Details available at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.

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