Second Showing of Four Days of Fury film

Tuesday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m.

After the Hurricane of 1938, local forests were littered with dense tangles of storm-toppled trees. Everywere, people were setting up saw mills to salvage the downed wood. On an unusually hot afternoon in April 1941, one of those mills sparked igniting a great conflagration. Over the next three days, flames roared across 24,000 acres in four towns - burning 48% of Marlow and and 42% of Stoddard in what would become the largest forest fire in New Hampshire's history.

Join us to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Great Marlow-Stoddard Fire with a showing of Four Days of Fury, a documentary by PCTV Productions about the legendary blaze, told through the stories of people who experienced it firsthand. Following the film, filmmaker and historian Tracy Messer will be on hand for questions, along with special guests Charlie Strickland, who helped fight the fire in 1941, and Forest Ranger Captain Bryan Nowell, who has been involved in more recent firefighting efforts inthe Granite State. This film is back by popular demand as last month's showing was standing-room only!

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Historical Society of Cheshire County and Keene Public Library
Location: Heberton Hall next to the Keene Public Library
Contact: Email Jennifer Zaso or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.


Tippin Rock Farm & Hewes Hill sunset hike

Wednesday, June 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a stunning sunset and breathtaking views from the top of Hewes Hill at Tippin Rock Farm in Swanzey. The forested trail to the top passes the iconic Tippin Rock, a massive glacial boulder that can be made to sway gently with a shove of a shoulder in just the right place.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy
Location: Meet in the field opposite Chebaco Kennels, 95 Warmac Road, Swanzey, N.H. Park along the road or on the edge of the field, but please do not block the gate.
Contact: Email Ryan Owens or call 603-357-0600, ext. 103.


Cooper Hill Community Forest hike

Saturday, July 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Come explore the beautiful old carriage trails that meander through this 329-acre forest along Route 101 in Marlborough. We'll enjoy a moderate two-mile hike on a loop trail. The land is owned by the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and conserved in partnership with the Town of Marlborough and Monadnock Conservancy. 

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy
Location: Meeting location and parking details to come soon!
Contact: Email Anne McBride or call 603-357-0600, ext. 102.


Mindfulness & meditation hike at the Calhoun Family Forest

Saturday, August 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend with some deep breaths and an easy meditation at Porcupine Falls at our Calhoun Family Forest in Gilsum. Local wellness experts will guide you through mindfulness techniques that work well in natural settings; you will also have the chance for some solo reflection along the trail.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy
Location: Meet at the Porcupine Falls trailhead at the end of White Brook Road in Gilsum. 
Contact: Email Jenny Zaso or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.


2016 Annual Celebration!

Saturday, September 17, from 9 to 11:00 a.m.

You asked and we listened. In a recent survey, you and other supporters said you'd prefer the Annual Celebration to be held in September. So we are trying a new approach to our community event this year, with more emphasis on the conservation you've helped us to accomplish; one inspiring featured speaker; social time with your family, friends and neighbors and like-minded folks; and an optional field trip to follow. Free and open to all. More details to come soon!

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy
Location: The Stone Barn, Old Street Road, Peterborough, NH 
Contact: Email Pat Payne or call 603-357-0600, ext. 101.


Sunset paddle at Mountain Brook Reservoir

Saturday, October 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Autumn is the best time to explore the beautiful Mountain Brook Reservoir as we are likely to see migrating waterfowl, hear owls calling and enjoy gorgeous fall foliage. Tom Warren, local birding expert, will lead the group pointing out birds and other wildlife along the way. Paddlers will also be treated to a stop at the Monadnock Conservancy's newest preserve on the south shore of the reservoir, generously gifted to us by the Gramm family.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy
What to bring: Please bring your own kayak or canoe, life vests, headlamps or flashlights, water and snacks. Binoculars are recommended.
Location: Please arrive promptly at 4:30 p.m. at the reservoir boat landing, west side of River Street (Route 202) in Jaffrey, so that we can get on our way and have ample time to explore before sunset. The event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. 
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.