Clean Water

Forests are nature's water filter. The Forest Society's mission includes conserving land that keeps our waters clean and cool for human and wildlife consumption. Visit this page to explore stories, projects and stewardship related to sustaining our supply of clean water in New Hampshire.

Whether you’re taking part in this summer's Merrimack Paddle Challenge or are boating for the first time, experienced paddlers share their advice for getting out on the water.

The do-it-yourself challenge runs from June 15 through September 30, 2022 along the Merrimack River and its tributaries.

Students and UNH staff hiked the main trail to the river through the white pine plantation to the riverbank to learn about land conservation and the Merrimack River Conservation Partnership Program.

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

Although the rivers were flowing high and fast this summer due to heavy rains, the paddlers reported a variety of wildlife sightings — from beavers to eagles — and thought-provoking experiences.

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.

Whether you're taking part in our Merrimack Paddle Challenge along the mighty Merrimack River or just planning to kayak in a local pond, it's important to recreate responsibly and safely this summer.