Great Event for a Great Person!
January 15, UVLT hosted one of the most successful events in its
history: a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Jeanie McIntyre’s
the organization. Well over 300 people attended the two parts
of this afternoon/evening long event. The afternoon featured an
outstanding keynote address by noted conservation author Janisse Ray
, who thrilled a standing room only audience with her
evocative images of the value of land conservation and access to the outdoors. The evening reception and dinner filled the Dowd’s
Country Inn with well-wishers who came out to honor Jeanie for her
legacy of leadership in conserving land in the Upper Valley.
addition to the food and fun, UVLT raised nearly $100,000 for a newly
named ‘Conservation Capital Fund’ in Jeanie’s name. The fund
was developed through generous contributions from the evening’s
participants, a significant challenge pledge from the past Chairmen
of UVLT, and from spirited on-site bidding on several vacation
properties throughout the world. This initial amount for the
Jeanie McIntyre Conservation Capital Fund will be supplemented by an continuing program of fundraising, including a
major challenge grant anticipated from a local foundation, as well as
solicitations of the UVLT membership and the general public to build
the capacity to conserve more land in the Upper Valley.
UVLT's New YouTube Channel!
an archive of past videos and slideshows in our movie room alongside
our latest uploads that share reflections, experiences, thoughts, and
feelings with you. From a beaver taking
a morning swim in the Zebedee wetlands to Janisse Ray's
heartfelt and engaging talk with us; you can see the
faces and hear the voices of our community speaking about this place we love and call home. Experience conservation and get to know your Land
Trust in a new way.
it out today, become a subscriber and check back often - we have a
lot to share with you!
Hike to Bear Pond
Sunday, February 17th
Meet at the end of Hall Road, Canaan, NH
us for a winter outing! We will be travelling through the woods,
leading to a large shrub wetland, and out to the very remote Bear
Pond. We will explore the pond and its surrounding
wetlands, and return for hot chocolate and treats. The
trip will last about 2-2.5 hours. This event is be hosted by
the Upper Valley Land Trust in partnership with the Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council.
Wear warm clothing and bring a snack, water, snowshoes, …and sunglasses! We
will be starting along Hall Road, on private, conserved land.
We’ll meet at the end of the road, about 1/3 mile in from Route
Registration is appreciated but not required.
Contact Pete Helm at the Upper Valley Land Trust (603)643-6626
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitoring 101 Lesson Seven: Make Time
lesson is still in process as I find myself into the second month of
the New Year and several months behind on my learning and sharing
with you. My derrière, while thankfully
tick-less, appears to me to be
turning slightly square in shape, reflective of all of the time it
has been sitting in my office chair.
This has GOT to change!
here to read the rest of my lesson.
~Anna Slack, Programs Coordinator
P.S. For previous lessons learned in the