the natural and scenic environment of the Piscataquog River Watershed communities: Bedford ~ Deering ~ Dunbarton ~ Francestown ~ Goffstown ~ Greenfield ~ Henniker ~ Lyndeborough ~ Manchester ~ Mont Vernon ~ New Boston ~ Weare
From the Beginning...
In 1969 Boston & Maine Railroad announced plans to abandon a 2.1-mile section of rail bed running between New Boston and Goffstown, NH. The very real possibility that this large stretch of unspoiled land could be sold to a developer prompted residents of the nearby communities to take action. Together they founded the Piscataquog Watershed Association and succeeded in protecting 82.5 scenic and unspoiled acres.
Today that organization is known as the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, or PLC. As the stewards of more than 5,000 acres of conserved land in our 12-community region, the PLC continues to proactively identify and protect the highest-priority lands in the region, and to conscientiously ensure the conservation easements we hold are upheld.
We invite you to explore our conservation areas and preserves, join us for a walk or other program or to help us preserve the Piscataquog Region’s natural and scenic resources with your financial support.
Hundreds of your neighbors and friends already support PLC’s work through their financial gifts, special contributions or volunteerism. Big or small; time, talent or treasure – every contribution made helps to protect our local environment!
Web site credits:
Funding for this website provided by a grant from The Corporate Fund.
Thank you to Pat Nelson, Francestown, for many of the photographs used on this website.
Drawings by David Carroll, Warner.