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.

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.

Celebrate the earth all month long with the Forest Society this April. 

The Merrimack Paddle Challenge is a new DIY adventure that will launch in summer 2021!

We look forward to sharing more about how you can protect and enjoy the Merrimack River watershed with us soon.

A logo with Merrimack Paddle Challenge written between a paddle and waves.

New Hampshire PBS will air the Forest Society's acclaimed documentary on Thursday, April 1 at 8 PM.

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.

The annual series has moved online this year, with experts exploring topics ranging from restoring wildlife habitat to foraging for edible native plants.