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Forest Society Seeks Volunteers to Help Clear Trails
at the Sixth Annual Monadnock Trail Week


The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is organizing the Sixth Annual Monadnock Trail Week from July 9-13. Join conservation professionals and other volunteers to help restore degraded hiking trails on one of New Hampshire’s most storied mountains.

“We are still looking for volunteers to help during Trails Week, especially during the week on July 11, 12, and 13,” said Forest Society Land Steward Coordinator Carrie Deegan, who organizes the event. “No prior trail work experience is necessary, and the Forest Society will provide all tools and safety gear.”

This year, work efforts will focus on the Dublin Trail, a 2.4 mile ascent of the north slope of Mount Monadnock that is in need of new waterbars, cleaned and repaired drainages, new rock steps, and refreshed trail blazing. Volunteers are welcome to participate for one day or several.

Mount Monadnock is one of the most-climbed mountains in the western hemisphere. In 1915 the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests conserved its first tract of 406 acres on Mount Monadnock, beginning a long-term effort to protect the natural integrity of the mountain and its surroundings. Since then, the Forest Society has acquired a total of 4,000 acres at Mount Monadnock and Gap Mountain in the towns of Dublin, Marlborough, Troy, and Jaffrey. The Forest Society leases much of its land to the State to be operated as Mount Monadnock State Park. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Carrie Deegan at cdeegan@forestsociety.org or call 603-224-9945.

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.

 

 
 
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