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.

As I sit at my computer in a wool hat with a blanket on my lap, I’m forced to remind myself that winter isn’t official until Friday. Say what? I recall Jack Frost’s frequent visits as of late that make designs on my porch windows. My mind wanders to our depleting cord word supply.

On October 1, the New Hampshire Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund Commission awarded $2.4 million for 15 water supply land protection projects.  Among those projects funded were Parker Farms Easement in Auburn and the Stillhouse Forest in Canterbury and Northfield. 

We are working with videographer Jerry Monkman on a documentary film about the Merrimack river and its watershed, the health of which will be critical to our future livelihood.

Water is what has allowed life to generate and regenerate on this tiny blue marble of ours. Most of us would shrivel up and blow away without a water supply. And yet every year at this time water becomes scarce, surface water anyway.

To everything there is a season and this is the season when we go swimming and we spend a lot of time talking about Cyanobacteria. So what is it, exactly?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded part of a $10 million grant through the Farm Bill’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program to the Connecticut River Watershed Council and its partners to improve the health of the watershed. The grant will be matched dollar-for-dollar by other state, local, and private funding sources for numerous conservation projects throughout New Hampshire and New England.

DURHAM – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on Thursday announced that New Hampshire will receive $800,000 for two major conservation partnerships as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program.