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Upcoming Events - July 2010
Many thanks to all of you for making the 2010 fiscal year a success! We hope to see you all soon at one of these upcoming events. Visit our online calendar anytime for up-to-date information.

We send a special thanks to retiring Trustees - Mary Gorman & Brian Walsh and a warm welcome to our new Trustees - Chuck Wooster & Dennis Mitchell.

Wood Public Forum on the Role of Forests in Vermont's Energy Future
Thursday, July 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Bugbee Senior Center, White River Jct., VT

More and more Vermonters are seeking homegrown solutions to meet our energy needs. A diverse collaborative of stakeholders is convening a series of public forums to add to the dialogue about how Vermont communities might harness the potential of forest biomass to help provide renewable energy on a sustainable basis.

The forum is sponsored by the Biomass Energy Resource Center, Forest Guild, National Wildlife Federation, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission.

To learn more please visit: Vermonters Look to the Woods for Fuel.

Prouty The Valley on Bikes
Saturday, July 10
Richmond Middle School, 63 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH

When 2000+ cyclists take to their wheels for the Prouty Ride on July 10, they'll be raising money for cancer research as they pedal through our beautiful Connecticut River Valley landscape. Past farms and forests, historic sites, town commons... following the river that unites our region.

Seeing the Valley on a bike or on foot, one can appreciate the richness of its natural landscape and its legacy of stewardship. The thousands of people who will be out on the Prouty route represent a community dedicated to the future -- a healthy, sustainable, caring place.

There are dozens of conserved properties along this year's Prouty Route, places that UVLT will mark with green ribbons in honor of the landowners who've conserved them and the cyclists who ride for a healthier world.

UVLT staff and Trustees will be among the riders, joining friends and family on various cycling teams. Please contact us if you'd like to join us - to pedal together and share stories of the places we pass.

Bicknell Brook Second Sunday Stroll
Sunday, July 11, 1 - 3pm
Bicknell Brook Loop Trail & Colette Trail, Grafton Pond Road, Enfield, NH

Upper Valley Land Trust Trustee, Roger Hanlon leads monthly hikes to explore UVLT conserved trails. This month his group will explore the Bicknell Brook Loop Trail & Colette Trail.

For more information or to sign-up, please contact Roger at jrhanlon@daypitney.com or 802-785-2798.

To learn more about trails on lands conserved by UVLT, please visit: http://www.uvlt.org/public-access/trailsuv/.

Directions: Follow Route 4A past the Shaker Village to Enfield Center. From the general store, continue for approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Grafton Pond Road. Trailhead parking is less than a half-mile on the left.

The Stone Walls Remain "The Stone Walls Remain" slides by Peter Stettenheim
Wednesday, July 14, 7pm
Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5, Hartland, VT

This slide show is jointly sponsored by the Hartland Library, Hartland Conservation Commission & UVLT. Plainfield, NH resident and UVLT supporter, Peter Stettenheim will guide us through a series of images spanning the years from 1980 to the present. Please join us for slides and discussion, followed by refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Nora Doyle-Burr at noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626 ext.102 for more information or to register.

Directions: The Hartland Public Library is located at 153 Route 5 in Hartland, Vermont. From I 91 use exit 9, then travel north on Route 5 for approximately one mile. The library is located on the left side of the street, across from the Mobil station.

Don Dwight StreetFest 2009 Hanover Street Fest
Saturday, July 17, 10am - 5pm
Hanover, NH

Rain or Shine. Visit UVLT's table while you enjoy great food, entertainment, bargains, and more!

Please contact Nora at noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626 ext.102 if you would like to help staff our table for a couple of hours that day.

The event is sponsored by Hanover's Downtown Marketing Alliance. For more information about the event, contact Sharyn Amberger at 603-795-2788 or sharyna@valley.net.

Dave and Sue Taylor Nature Walk in Plainfield
Saturday, July 24, 9 - 11am
158 Freeman Road, Plainfield, NH

Join UVLT's Conservation Mapping and Field Specialist, Amber Boland, on a morning nature walk on a UVLT conserved property owned by Dave & Sue Taylor in Plainfield. The parcel is primarily forested - hemlock, red maple & white pine are dominant. The parcel also includes pastures, fields, ponds, and a complex system of wetlands. All of this acts as diverse habitat for wildlife, including moose, deer, otter, beaver, grouse, herons, fox, raptors, amphibians, and migratory birds.

Please contact noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org for more information or to sign up.

Directions: Follow NH Route 12A South from the malls at 1-89, Exit 20 in West Lebanon. Proceed 7+ miles into the village of Plainfield. Continue south on Rte 12A about 1.5 mi. farther and turn right onto Freeman Rd. The Taylor house is 3/4 mile on the right. We will have signs for parking.

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