This year thousands of people enjoyed our trails and campsites, ate vegetables, fruit, meat, milk and maple syrup from conserved farmland and observed and learned about nature on the properties we own. The conservation of farms, forests, and water resources contributes to the health and resiliency of the Upper Valley and benefits all residents. On June 8th, friends and supporters of UVLTâ€™s conservation mission will gather at Ohana Camp in Post Mills to celebrate.
Please join us for hikes, stories, awards, music, good food and camaraderie. All are welcomeâ€¦ If you are available in the afternoon, come for a hike at Ely Mountain, a chance to speak with special guest Mary Holland andÂ enjoy her natural history displays, and converse with Trustees and staff. Or stop by at 7pm for a report onÂ the year’s achievements, ongoingÂ projects and future goals. Bring your kids or grandkids, stay as long as you like.Â Ohana Family Camp is aÂ charming site with views of mountains and Lake Fairlee – truly a destination retreat.
Snacks and beverages will be available for those who come early for hikes, walks and games; theÂ porch and main lodgeÂ will open for social time, musical entertainmentÂ and drinks at 5pm; we’ll serve dinner beginning at 6pm. (RSVPÂ for dinner by June 1st).Â Please note WIFI, Internet, and cell phonesÂ are notÂ in serviceÂ on site but do work one mile away.Â We look forward to visiting with you, greeting long-time supporters, new friends and members, and sharing a great programÂ including awards and accomplishments of the past year.
Our 2015 Annual Celebration features our 208-acre forest at Ely Mountain given by Jock and Deecie Denison and supported by contributions from more than 90 local families, businesses and the Thetford Conservation Commission. The strong community support for this project, in the final weeks of 2014, was one of this yearâ€™s proudest accomplishments. The hike to the signature maple trees at Ely Mountain will begin at 4 p.m. and the longer hike (two hours total) to the summit of Ely Mountain will begin at 3:00 p.m.Â Our stewardship team of Doug Brown and Jason Berard will be leading these walks.
For a map and directions, visit the Ohana Family Camp websiteÂ here. Â It is located at 341 Quinibeck Road, Post Mills, VT 05058.Â Parking is in the field adjacent to the office.Â Â The lodge is handicap accessible.Â Â For those traveling from a distance,Â overnight accommodations can be arranged for an additional fee through Vanessa RieglerÂ at Ohana. Please contactÂ Lorie HoodÂ atÂ UVLT if you would like carpooling suggestions.