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Celebrate Earth Day - Help Clean Up Mt. Major!

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Meet at the Main Trailhead Parking Area

Join students and teachers from the Prospect Mountain High School Environmental Club, staff from The Forest Society, and members of Belknap Range Conservation Coalition as we partner with The Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTs) for an Earth Day clean-up and trail stewardship workday on Mt. Major!  

We’ll focus on the State-owned and managed Mt. Major State Forest.  We’ll hike to the summit to remove trash tossed or blown off the main trail and upper reaches of the Boulder Loop and Brook Trail(s).  Weather permitting, we have the opportunity to assist members of the BRATTs crew moving stone for ongoing construction of scree walls and cairns.  If enough folks are interested, we may be able to clean trash from the perimeter of the State D.O.T. parking area upon returning to the bottom.

The event is a collaborative effort of PMHS, The Forest Society, BRCC, BRATTs and in conjunction with the State of NH, Department of Parks and Recreation Volunteers Office.   Plan to meet at the main parking area by 9:00 AM and depart for the summit by 9:30 AM.  Wear weather-appropriate hiking attire, sturdy boots, dress in layers, and bring warm clothing as the summit is chilly.  Bring water and snacks.  We’ll provide work gloves and trash bags. 

For further information, please contact Dave Anderson, Director of Education, Forest Society at 224-9945 ext. 335, or via email at danderson@forestsociety.org.

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Everybody Helped Mt. Major!  Campaign Goal Reached!

The "Everybody Hikes Mt. Major" fundraising campaign has reached the summit, achieving our goal of $1.8 million for acquiring 980 acres on and near Mt. Major! 

  

We are very grateful that the campaign received more than 1,900 gifts ranging from $2 to $340,000.  Gifts came in from 31 states, from as far away as Hawaii, Arizona and Oregon. 

 

The successful partnership between the Forest Society, Lakes Region Conservation Trust and Belknap Range Conservation Coalition has resulted in the purchase of three parcels of forests, trails and wetlands on Mt. Major, East and West Quarry and Piper mountains, as well as in the Moulton Valley.  A fourth parcel is in the final stages of acquisition. 

  

Because of the recreational component to these Belknap Range properties, conserving them is just the first step.  The trails on Mt. Major are degraded by overuse and require repair and maintenance. We have set up a fund to meet these stewardship responsibilities. If you would like to help, please give online or call Susanne Kibler-Hacker at 224-9945, ext. 314.  Thank you!

BRCC's Hiker Safety Awareness Day

 

 

These Harvard Business School students climbed Mt. Major on October 11, 2014 as part of BRCC's Hiker Safety Awareness Day.

 

 

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