Merrimack Valley

1,200 feet of frontage is newly protected along the Merrimack River

A new book sheds light on the Merrimack's complicated relationship with manmade elements and provides insights on current threats.

The do-it-yourself challenge runs from June 15 through September 30 along the Merrimack River and its tributaries.

Thanks to the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Merrimack has been cleaned up considerably over the last 50 years. But there is still work to be done.

By Heather Alterisio

A new documentary premiering at the end of July, "Merrimack: The River at Risk," explores the rich history of the Merrimack River and its watershed, the threats against it, and efforts to fight pollutants in it by conserving the forests around it.

A reminder about protecting nesting wildlife habitat at the Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area.

The Forest Society primarily manages this property for sustainable forestry, productive wildlife habitat, and other conservation benefits in support of the greater Canterbury/Northfield community. While all of our reservations are open to the public, this property may be difficult to access due to a lack of developed recreation features and resources such as signage, parking, established trails, and a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map.

Artist behind The Blue Trees exhibit at the Currier Museum in Manchester sparks a conversation about art, oxygen and a love of trees.