Every spring, volunteers from Hypertherm, Inc. help the Forest Society with a thorough pre-season cleaning at Grafton Pond. Hypertherm allows its employees to volunteer for non-profits and community events several days each year, paying them for a normal day at work.
When I arrive in Jaffrey on Dec. 20th, the last day of autumn, it's -3 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t plan on being cold for long but I stay in my car for an extra minute. Soon other pickup trucks roll in.
The recipient of the Forest Society’s 2016 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year award is no newcomer to conservation or land stewardship. Ben Haubrich first became familiar with the Forest Society in the early 1970s when, fresh out of college, he became the manager of Monadnock State Park. At
After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods in Gilford, volunteers and staff teamed-up to build two new hiking trail bridges and to seed-down portions of skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network. The hiking trails had been
Volunteers are needed to help replace the old, rotting bog bridging in Kingston. You can lend a hand moving, leveling, setting, and replacing lumber for Cedar Swamp Pond's pedestrian access. No experience necessary. Bring lunch and water, wear closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants. Tools, gloves, and snack provided.
The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests. This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail. They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou