Spring Migrant Birding along Ct River

Saturday, April 15
6:30 – 9:00 am

UVLT will co-host a spring migrant watch with Hanover Conservancy and the Mascoma chapter of NH Audubon. We’ll start in Hanover at Wilson’s Landing and travel north along River Road to Lyme’s Grant Brook looking for waterfowl and other early migrants. Meet in the Dartmouth Printing parking lot on NH Rt. 10 next to Hanover’s Richmond School.

Free and open to the public. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope as you prefer. All skill levels welcome. Walking conditions are level traveling over mostly paved surfaces.

To be led by Mascoma Chapter Steering Committee member George Clark, Gail McPeek from The Hanover Conservancy and Jason Berard from the Upper Valley Land Trust. For folks who are interested, we may also take a walk up to Lyme Hill from Grant Brook and see if any of our woodland bird neighbors have returned(most years we hear a Louisiana waterthrush!).

Training Session for New Volunteers

Saturday, April 22
Claremont Community Center
152 South Street, Claremont, NH 03743
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Do you like hiking off-trail? Do you enjoy visiting beautiful places? Join the Upper Valley Land Trust’s team of volunteer easement stewards to monitor conserved properties all over the Upper Valley! Stewardship volunteering involves meeting landowners of conserved land, hiking off-trail to find property boundaries with a map and compass, and recording what you see as you become our eyes and ears on permanently protected land.
This training includes general easement information and instruction on using a map and compass with plenty of time for hands-on field practice. The day will consist of a short indoor session followed by practicing your skills in the field. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact UVLT at (603) 643-6626 or email contactus(at)uvlt.org

Hubbard Island Campsite Building

Tuesday, May 16 (rain date May 17)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Paddle to Hubbard Island with UVLT and help build a brand new CT River Paddlers Trail campsite!
Get out on the CT River for a leisurely 3 mile paddle (1.5 miles each way) to UVLT’s Hubbard Island. We’ll spend 2-3 hours building the newest primitive campsite on the CT River Paddlers Trail. We’ll meet at Ferry Road boat launch in Claremont, NH. UVLT will provide all tools needed. We will also provide two canoes. Bring your own PFD. RSVP required to make sure we have enough boat space. If you can bring your own boat, paddle, and PFD, let us know that, too! To register or for more information, email contactus(at)uvlt.org or call 603-643-6626

Paddle the Border

Sunday, May 21

Come celebrate the river that unites the communities of the Upper Valley at the 14th annual spring Paddle the Border Sunday May 21st, rain or shine! This event is sponsored by The Newbury Conservation CommissionHaverhill Recreation Commission, and Lower Cohase Chamber of Commerce, and UVLT, with support from Woodsville/Wells River Rotary Club. The Spring Paddle goes from Woodsville Community Field in Woodsville, NH, to the Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch off Route 10, Haverhill Corner, NH ( a 3-4 hour paddle). UVLT is looking for a few volunteers to assist with put ins at the Woodsville fields (we’ll paddle afterwards, too!). Let us know if you’d like to get involved at contactus(at)uvlt.org or 603-643-6626!
  • FREE Shuttle Service (for persons and personal equipment only) from Bedell Bridge
    to Woodsville available from 10-11 AM.
  • Volunteers will be at the boat launch to help unload and protect boats before launching.
  • Suggested Launch Time: 11:00 AM
  • Approximate Paddle Time: 3 1/2 Hours
  • All participants MUST abide by safe boating rules and regulations.
  • At the end of the trip at Bedell Bridge, the Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs & beverages 1-3 PM
  • The “Strawberry farm Band” will be performing with Bluegrass Music.
  • There will be displays set up by various local organizations offering information about the Connecticut River, the Connecticut River Valley and events happening in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.