Sunday, Sept. 7th 4pm,
Parkers Mill, New Boston
Live Music! Open Beer & Wine! Only $55/pp
Choice of: Maine Lobster, BBQ Chicken, or Stuffed Acorn Squash (veg.)
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Welcome!In 1969, a group of neighbors created the Piscataquog Watershed Association (PWA) to protect critical land along the Piscataquog River. Now the Piscataquog Land Conservancy (PLC), that legacy has grown to include nearly 6,000 acres on 100 conservation tracts.
Chris Wells, PLC's new Executive Director
The PLC welcomed new executive director Chris Wells
on Monday, August 4th.
Chris is well known to NH's conservation community, having spent 11 years at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) where he was involved in several conservation successes, including the effort to secure dedicated funding for NH's Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). [see PLC Preserves 100th Conservation Tract to the right]
Since 2010, Chris has served as SPNHF's Senior Director of Strategic Projects, with responsibility for the design, funding and implementation of the Society’s regional land conservation strategies. In this role he led the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership, a public-private collaborative for land protection in western New Hampshire. More recently he led the development of an ambitious new conservation plan for the Merrimack watershed of NH and MA, of which our own Piscataquog watershed is a key part.
Chris lives in Wilmot with his wife, Katie and two terrific kids. Welcome, Chris!
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The PLC and FLT dedicate the Diane and John R. Schott Brennan Brook Reserve in Francestown
Pictured here are Betsey Hardwick, Francestown Conservation Commission; John Schott; Abigail Arnold, FLT negotiator for the project; Chris Wells, PLC, Diane Schott and Chris Rogers, FLT board chairman.
A crowd of fifty hikers, PLC and FLT board members and volunteers gathered to honor the Schotts on Bullard Hill Road in Francestown, Sunday, August 17. This is a joint project of the PLC and the Francestown Land Trust; a good example of what conservation partnerships can achieve.
There were hikes up Bullard Hill and to the falls. Refreshments and a bumpy shuttle up the hill, for those who were unable to hike, were all part of the fun. Our own Executive Director Chris Wells, Alex Metzger, Stewardship Specialist and Tom Jones, Land Protection Specialist were on hand representing PLC.
To visit, park by the kiosk a quarter of a mile up rough Bullard Hill Road (off Campbell Hill Road) and take a hike up Bullard Hill Road to the top and you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view or find your way along the trail to Brennan Falls.
Congratulations and thanks to all the volunteers and staff who helped make this important purchase possible. We have saved this land for future generations.