Cunningham Pond

Today we have the opportunity to save 100 acres along the south shore, but we need your help...

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Cunningham Pond is a community treasure. It's a place where you hear the alluring call of loons, the laughter of children at the town beach, and the quiet wind rustling through the trees. The largely undeveloped shoreline and adjacent forests are home to deer, fox, fisher, bobcat, coyote, moose, and bear.

But time is ticking to save this precious natural resource. In 2017, three building lots (20 acres) on the east shore were subdivided and sold.

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Join us in preserving a community treasure!

Our goal is to raise $1.5 million to achieve permanent protection of 100 acres. This includes the purchase price of $1.325 million as well as funds to conduct this campaign, manage the acquisition process, establish public access and safety, and endow future stewardship.

All donations to the Cunningham Pond project should be directed to the Monadnock Conservancy. The Conservancy gratefully accepts online donations, donations of cash and securities, and multi-year pledges of up to three years may be possible for large donations. Please email Ryan Owens, executive director, with all questions about donations, or call him at 603-357-0600, ext. 103.

Map of area

The map below outlines outlines the land to be protected in yellow, including a large 15-acre hayfield, 85 acres of forest, significant shoreline frontage (1,800 feet), and more than a half mile of scenic frontage along NH Route 101.

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Thank you for your support!

The Monadnock Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.