Member Field Trip - Guided Hike at Powder Major's Forest

Forest Society Members Field Trips: 

Natural and Cultural History, Fall Foliage at Powder Major's Forest in Madbury with Sr. Director of Education Dave Anderson

Powder Major's Forest was acquired in 2017. Features include a network of recreational trails, Oyster River frontage, a beaver pond and cultural features. The farmlands were home to Revolutionary War hero Major John Demeritt, aka “The Powder Major,” celebrated for his role in the raid on British Fort William and Mary in Portsmouth. Demeritt is credited for hiding the stolen gunpowder on his Madbury farm and transporting it to the Continental Army fighting in the Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolution. Subsequent generations of the Demeritt family and the Goss family have lived on and farmed here. Enjoy late October fall foliage and a guided walk on a visit to this historic landscape.

Dave Anderson smiles with the forest in the background.Your guide: Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson is Senior Director of Education for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. He joined the Forest Society in 1990.

Anderson is responsible for design, development and delivery of conservation education programs including field trips, workshops and presentations for Forest Society members, conservation partners, schools and the general public.


Forest Society members participate free! Advance registration required by clicking "RSVP" below, as space is limited. 

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