Club Notes: MMRG's snowshoe walk on newly conserved land
February 16. 2017 11:18PM
Forester Wendy Scribner, left, and wildlife expert Charlie Bridges, who will lead a free snowshoe walk Sunday, March 5, on newly conserved private land in Brookfield, stand next to “Split Rock,” for which the new conservation area is named. (Courtesy)
BROOKFIELD — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will offer a free snowshoe walk led by wildlife expert Charlie Bridges and forester Wendy Scribner from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, on newly conserved private land.
The two will point out signs of winter wildlife and examples of different forestry management techniques.
A new conservation easement, donated in honor of the late Edna C. Cann by her family, preserves 150 acres of wildlife habitat that are the setting for this outing. Forests, wetlands, a beaver pond and stream frontage along Warren Brook will be protected from development by this easement.
As easement holder, MMRG is celebrating its completion by offering this guided walk for the public to explore the land, named “Split Rock Conservation Area.” The easement shares a boundary with the 190-acre Warren Brook Conservation Easement that was recently completed by Wentworth Watershed Association.
Bridges is a certified wildlife biologist, retired from a 25-year career with N.H. Fish & Game, where he served most recently as administrator of the Habitat and Wildlife Diversity Program. He now serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests and volunteers for MMRG on its Stewardship and Lands Committee.
Scribner has a master’s degree in forestry from UNH and has worked for UNH Cooperative Extension for more than 20 years, currently as the natural resources field specialist in forestry and wildlife in Carroll County. She is also a member of MMRG’s volunteer Board of Directors.
Preregistration for the walk is required. For directions and to register, call MMRG education coordinator Kari Lygren at 978-7125 or email email@example.com. For more about MMRG, a nonprofit land trust, go to www.mmrg.info.
Manchester Garden Club offers scholarship
MANCHESTER — Manchester Garden Club’s $2,000 Claire Stone Memorial Scholarship is open to any Manchester public school student, including technical school, who is applying to a post-secondary school or technical program with plans to study forestry, botany, landscape architecture, natural resources, earth sciences or any environmental field.
Students must complete a one-page typed essay describing educational goals and activities relating to these goals. Two letters of recommendation from current high school teachers or counselors and a copy of the high school transcript also are required. Finalists also may be invited for an interview.
Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary school program is required before the scholarship will be presented. The winner will be invited to the club’s end-of-the-year luncheon in June.
The application form is available at www.manchesternhgardenclub.org under the Scholarship tab. The form, along with the required attachments (essay, transcript and letters of recommendation) should be mailed to: Manchester Garden Club Scholarship Committee, c/o Diane Beaudry, 340 Ward St., Manchester, NH 03104. Applications should be postmarked no later than April 30.
The recipient will be notified prior to graduation.